Roy Hodgson has been confirmed by the Football Association as the new England team manager. The new manager told a press conference at Wembley: “It is a very proud day for me, I’m a very happy man to be offered the chance to manage my country.”
Former Manchester United captain Eric Cantona has backed Manchester United to win the Premier League. The United legend said experience will be key in deciding who wins the title. He said on Sky News: “I think it will be United. They have a lot of experience in the last games.” news.sky.com
More than 70 people are reported to have died, and a thousand injured after violence broke out at a football match in Egypt. Trouble flared after a game between Al Ahly, one of Egypt’s most successful clubs, and Al Masry, a team based in the city of Port Said. Another match in Cairo was halted by the referee after receiving news of the violence in Port Said, prompting fans to set parts of the stadium on fire.
Harry Redknapp has told Sky News he has not thought about the England job. The Spurs boss said when questioned about the vacant post: “I’ve not even thought about it. I’ve got a job to do. We’ve got a big game (on) Saturday with Tottenham. “Tottenham is my focus.” When asked about Capello’s shock resignation the day before, he added: “I was shocked. I didn’t expect that to happen. “We knew he was going to leave in the summer but we didn’t expect that to happen now.”
news.sky.com It was an emotional day at Elland Road, where Leeds United fans paid tribute to their former player, Wales manager Gary Speed. There were also tributes from fans at Newcastle United, as Sky’s Mike McCarthy reports.