Mannone Signs Two Year Extension
Vito Mannone has decided to put pen on paper for a new deal with his current club Sunderland. The Italian shot stopper has signed a two-year extension which means that he would remain a Black Cat till the 2016-17 Season.
This has now put a full stop on all the speculations which had been drawn after Sunderland’s signing of Pantilimon, the Romania goalie.
Pantilimon’s arrival definitely means that Mannone is no longer going to be a certainty in the starting line up of Sunderland. He would be given tough competition for the no. 1 keeper’s slot.
It had been rumoured that Mannone was not happy to be put in such a situation by the Sunderland management and thus, he wanted to leave.
QPR Still Hoping Jenas Could Heal Before Season Start
QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas is currently nursing a long-term injury that could take more than six months to heal properly, but his club have not given up hope on the midfielder returning to action in the near future. The 31-year-old former England international has suffered several injuries over the course of his career. The latest is a cruciate ligament injury that is rumoured to have put him on the verge of announcing his retirement. Jenas was one of the key players for QPR in their promotion campaign last season. However, manager Harry Redknapp will not be able to rely upon the former Tottenham star in the first few months of the new season.
Spurs Scouts For New Manager
Tottenham sacked Tim Sherwood and now are on the lookout for a new coach with Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pochettino appearing to be genuine candidates on taking the hot seat of the club.
Rafael Benitez could be another option as the Spanish coach has experienced an impressive debut season with Napoli after being appointed as the manager of the Italian club on May 27 of 2013.
During the past 6 years, Tottenham has gone through 5 managers and even though Tim Sherwood consistently stated his desire to remain in charge of the squad, he was sacked after only 5 months since he had replaced Andre Villas-Boas.
NO PROMOTION HOPES
QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who recently managed to tie down midfielder Jermaine Jenas on a long-term contract, says that any hopes of getting promoted automatically to the Premier league is finished for the club this season.
QPR will now be focusing on getting into the Premier league through the play-offs according to its manager. The club were relegated last season and they were challenging for the league title for most of the campaign. However, the second half of the season has been very difficult for the club, as they have been unable to maintain the momentum.
JENAS WILL COMMIT
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has said that he would be ready to commit his future to championship outfit QPR after managing to impress in the last few months of the campaign. QPR were relegated to the championship last season.
After fighting for an automatic promotion spot for most of the campaign, they have been slowly slipping down the table in recent weeks. Manager Harry Redknapp is under intense pressure to get the club back into the Premier league. However, the incredibly wage bill at the club may force him to sell a number of players if they do not get promoted this campaign.
Jenas Feels Arsenal Stats Closer To Invincibles
Jermaine Jenas is hopeful about Arsenal’s figures and has openly declared that he finds the Arsenal stats scarily similar to Invincibles.
However, he also noted that the Gunners should start on winning matches against the Premier League contenders.
The midfielder from Queens Park joined up Sarah Mee frecetly to analyze all actions of Premier League & was pretty pleased with Arsenal’s solid 2-0 win against Fullham.
This victory helped Wenger’s (Arsene) side to retain 1 point lead against Manchester City team in the competition for title with fifty-one- simple one point lesser the squad achieved 10 years earlier in 2003-04 in the same season.
Arsenal might be at the top of the Premier League table at the minute, but, there are a lot of people who don’t see them becoming the eventual champions simply because they believe that the Gunners would struggle to beat top league teams later on in the season and that’s not completely wrong.
Arsenal’s performances against teams like Chelsea and Manchester City have not been even close to par so far and they themselves would be worried about that too. They would be aware of the fact that to achieve glory in the league, they would have to secure points against the strong sides.
Jermaine Jenas, a player of the championship side Queens Park Rangers, also had the same thing to say yesterday when he was in the studio of a TV channel as an analyst.
JENAS IS LUCKY
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has lavished praise on QPR manager Harry Redknapp by saying that the club are extremely fortunate to have him as the manager.
QPR were relegated from the Premier league during the regime of Redknapp, but it is largely seen as the fault of his predecessors rather than the former Portsmouth manager. He is one of the few English managers with the experience of having managed in the Champions League knockout stages when he got Tottenham to the quarter-final stage of the competition.
NEW CONTRACT HOPES
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has said that he is confident of securing a new contract at Loftus Road.
The QPR midfielder has largely been used as a substitute by manager Harry Redknapp, but he feels that the club will decide to keep him at the end of the season.
Jenas is one of the high earning players in the squad. It is expected that QPR may consider extending his contract only they are promoted to the Premier league because they will not be able to sustain his wages for long in the Championship.
Manchester United has dominated the Premier League since the year it was created back in 1992; the club won the title 13 times more than any other English club. The acquisition of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal brightened up things even more for them.
During the last few seasons, Wayne Rooney was the star for Manchester United by playing a pivotal role for the squad but ever since Robin Van Persie joined the club things have been taking a turn for English striker as he now plays in a different role.
The former Arsenal player started his career with Manchester United in an explosive way as he scored 26 goals in his 1st season with the club.
David Moyes took charge of the club after Sir. Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from coaching after leading Manchester United from 1986 until 2013.
Rooney and Moyes have already encountered problems when they met in Everton, this bad relationship has concerned Rooney making him even state that he might leave the club.
Since the arrival of Moyes, Manchester United has been struggling to retain their Premier League. A disappointing start of the season leaves them in the 8th place of the standings with 4 victories out of the 9 games played.
As.Roma’s midfielder Miralem Pjanic is a big target of the English club as he can fill in the position of the aging Ryan Giggs with a transfer expected to be around the region of £25 million.
United may have to pay more than £25m for Pjanic as Roma are adamant they do not want to sell midway through a remarkable campaign. The 23 year-old has been at the heart of a three-man midfield alongside another of Manchester United’s former targets, Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman.