Sunderland Hold Talks With Rene Meulensteen About Replacing Paolo Di Canio: Nightly Soccer Report
There are so many great stories tonight — AFC Wimbledon could be returning to the home where Wimbledon FC played (Plough Lane). Plus The New York Times writes about the NBC coverage that we’ve been raving about for two months. Nice of them to catch up!
But the main news headline tonight is that Sunderland have opened talks with former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen over the vacant manager job. Could Gus Poyet be out of the running?
Ellis Short is in the tricky position of having to take a risk with either Poyet or Meulensteen. Neither have managed in the Premier League. But Meulensteen worked under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for several years. Poyet, on the other hand, managed at Brighton for 3.5 years.
If you were Ellis Short and you had to pick between Poyet and Meulensteen, which manager would you pick and why?
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Sunderland hold talks with Rene Meulensteen about replacing Paolo Di Canio — Telegraph
- Premier League coverage pays off for NBC — New York Times
- As Paulo Di Canio must now know, it’s people skills over coaching skills — The Independent
- Kevin Ball eyes new role for Emanuele Giaccherini — Sky Sports
- Arlo White talked through his methodical preparation for commentaries — Men In Blazers
- Martin Jol could be managing for his job against Cardiff — Pro Soccer Talk
- AFC Wimbledon begin quest to return to their spiritual home of Plough Lane — Football Trade Directory
- Ukraine must play Poland behind closed doors after fans’ racial abuse — The Guardian
- FIFA orders Ukraine, Peru to play World Cup games without fans — Bloomberg
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