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Sunderland Hold Talks With Rene Meulensteen About Replacing Paolo Di Canio: Nightly Soccer Report

rene meulensteen 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:

Premier League

Football League

International soccer

UEFA Champions League 

The Nightly Soccer Report is tomorrow’s news today. It’s often tomorrow morning’s worldwide newspaper headlines that are published the night before. We do all the work for you, combing the Internet and aggregating the news for you. Read The Nightly Soccer Report on World Soccer Talk every night before bed, so you can stay on top of all the news that matters. 


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