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Alan 12:40 Tue Oct 24
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Everton have made ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel their number one target after sacking boss Ronald Koeman. (Daily Mirror)

Everton want former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to come back to the Premier League and be their new boss, but the Italian wants Swansea boss Paul Clement as his assistant. (Sun)

Everton want to hijack Leicester's move to make Burnley's Sean Dyche their new manager. (Daily Express)

Dyche is Everton's top target and could cost them £2.5m in compensation, while an outside option is for Toffees Under-23s manager David Unsworth to take the job until the end of the season. (Telegraph)

David Unsworth is to take temporary charge of Everton and wants to manage the club long term. (Guardian)

Watford boss Marco Silva is Jamie Carragher's pick to succeed Ronald Koeman at Everton. (Daily Telegraph)

Ronald Koeman had stopped talking to his players before his sacking as Everton manager. (Times - subscription required)

Other transfer news

Former Argentina midfielder Matias Almeyda, who is the current boss of Mexico's Guadalajara, is a contender for the Leicester job. (Mirror)

West Ham want Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann to replace Slaven Bilic. (Daily Express)

West Ham players held crisis talks at their training ground on Monday, following the Premier League defeat by Brighton, as Bilic faces fresh scrutiny over his job. (Daily Mail)

David Moss has left Huddersfield Town after five months as head of football operations. (Independent)

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will be asked at Thursday's annual general meeting to make a final decision on the club's managerial future well before the end of next season. (Daily Telegraph)


Jose Mourinho flung his coat to the floor as he tore into Manchester United's players in the dressing room for the first time in his reign, after Saturday's defeat by Huddersfield. (Sun)

Sports minister Tracey Crouch has threatened to cut the Football Association's funding and block it from bidding to host major events unless the organisation gets itself "in order" in the wake of the controversy involving Eni Aluko. (Daily Telegraph)

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, is determined to pursue his "dream" of playing professional football but will not "embarrass" himself in doing so. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, says the side have to "improve this as quickly as possible" when it comes to defending following the 4-1 defeat by Tottenham. (Daily Star)

Actor Patrick Stewart, who is a Huddersfield fan, has played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Charles Xavier in the X-Men and now he has met Lionel Messi. (Twitter)

Jack Wilshere has revealed is doing his coaching badges alongside Arsenal skipper Per Mertesacker. The 25-year-old is now doing his Uefa B badge after completing the Level Two coach qualification while on loan with Bournemouth last term. (Sun)

Arsenal midfielder Wilshere, 25, has been assured of his England future by manager Gareth Southgate. (Daily Mail)

Gabriel Jesus says he has a good off-field relationship with fellow Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. (Manchester Evening News)

Watford defender Christian Kabasele says the Hornets are not afraid of anyone. (Hertfordshire Mercury)

The best of Monday's gossip

Liverpool are prepared to let Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, go to Barcelona in January. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Mail)

Arsenal have been alerted by the news that AC Milan may sell 21-year-old Portugal forward Andre Silva in January. (Corriere dello sport, via Talksport)

Real Madrid and Spain forward Marco Asensio, 21, is open to a move to Manchester United if he is not given a more important role at the Bernabeu. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says the Championship club will do "everything in our power" to sign 24-year-old Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is on loan at Villa Park, on a permanent deal. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolfsburg have made a £9m bid for Besiktas and Turkey forward Cenk Tosun, who is also a target for Newcastle and Crystal Palace. (Talksport)

Real Madrid are targeting Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane. (Sun)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Scott Murray

Yes, well, that Ronald Koeman business didn’t go exactly to plan for Everton. Still, at least the Dutchman can leave the managerial post at Goodison with his head held high, boasting a better win percentage than Mike Walker, Walter Smith, Roberto Martínez, David Moyes, last trophy winner Joe Royle, the legendary Howard Kendall during his second coming, and Thomas H McIntosh who secured a couple of titles and the FA Cup and signed Dixie Dean. Good old statistics! Well done Ronald!

Some poor bugger’s got to follow that. But how? And who? Everton have reportedly identified Thomas Tuchel as their main man, after taking one look across Stanley Park and noting how well things are going for another Borussia Dortmund alumnus. Carlo Ancelotti is also currently kicking his heels having recently done a half-decent job with caveats in the Bundesliga, so he’s on the radar as well, as part of a dream team with Swansea boss Paul Clement no less. And completing a glamorous continental shopping list: the Watford manager Marco Silva.

Keeping it real for Everton in an old-school style: Burnley’s Sean Dyche, ambition’s Ryan Giggs, and their very own under-23 manager David Unsworth, who may be asked to keep things ticking over for the rest of the season while the board get round to having a think.

Dyche is also near the top of a Leicester City managerial wish-list which also includes former Lazio and Argentina midfielder Matias Almeyda, currently in charge of Guadalajara. The Burnley boss certainly has options: he’ll be considered for the West Ham post as well, should Slaven Bilic get himself sacked in the next week or two. However it should be noted that in-demand Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, heavily linked with Bayern Munich, is West Ham’s pie-in-the-sky preference right now, and don’t forget the liquor.

Manchester United are preparing a large bid for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, which kind of scuppers our all-managerial theme today.

And Giggsy would settle for the Leicester job if he doesn’t get the Everton one, either will do, he’s not fussed. Fans of both clubs will be delighted to hear that.


West Ham lining up Julian Nagelsmann as option to replace Slaven Bilic with Thomas Tuchel also being considered

West Ham's players held crisis talks on Monday with Slaven Bilic under scrutiny
Next two fixtures will be pivotal in determining whether Croatian keeps his job
West Ham already eyeing up replacements with his contract up in the summer
Julian Nagelsmann of Hoffenheim and Thomas Tuchel are two ambitious targets

By Oliver Todd

West Ham are considering an ambitious move for Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Slaven Bilic.

Nagelsmann, 30, is seen as one of the hottest young coaching talents around after leading Hoffenheim into Germany's top four last season, having taken over as the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.

He was tipped as a potential successor to Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich last month but West Ham have eyed him as a potential big-name appointment, with former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel also on their list.

West Ham have lined up Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann as an option to replace Slaven Bilic

The Hammers are already tentatively considering their options with Bilic two games away from potentially losing his job and his contract almost certain not to be renewed at the end of the season.

The Croatian coach has been given Wednesday's Carabao Cup trip to Tottenham and Saturday's Premier League game at Crystal Palace to prove his worth after a worrying downturn at the London Stadium.

Club captain Mark Noble led crisis talks among the players on Monday following Friday night's 3-0 home defeat by Brighton that has only goal difference keeping West Ham out of the relegation zone.

Nagelsmann, though, would be unlikely to leave Hoffenheim mid-season – a point Bayern considered in handing the reigns to former boss Jupp Heynckes when sacking Ancelotti last month.

But West Ham hope the promise of a Premier League wage increase and a larger transfer budget might convince the likes of Nagelsmann to take their job, whether Bilic leaves in the coming weeks or in the summer.

Tuchel, who is out of work after leaving Borussia Dortmund abruptly after winning the DFB Cup in the summer, is another German coach they have looked at.

The 44-year-old former Mainz manager was also an option for Bayern, who have said they will not rule out going for him when Heynckes ends his temporary stint back at the Allianz Arena in the summer.

Nagelsmann's reputation continues to grow with Hoffenheim fourth in the Bundesliga again this season despite their Champions League qualifying exit at the hands of Liverpool.

Aged just 28 when he took over, Nagelsmann helped steer the club away from relegation after taking over in February 2016 and then engineered a fourth-place finish last season.

Back in London, the next two fixtures will be pivotal in determining whether Bilic keeps his job.

Defeat at Wembley on Wednesday and another loss at Selhurst Park on Saturday would likely result in Bilic being sacked, despite co-owner David Sullivan’s insistence last week that the manager’s position would only be reviewed at the end of the season.

West Ham players hold crisis talks at training ground following latest defeat by Brighton in Premier League

Mark Noble tore into his West Ham team-mates after Brighton defeat on Friday
West Ham were defeated 3-0 at home against Brighton on Friday night
Slaven Bilic is facing a huge fight to save his job following a poor start to season

By Sami Mokbel

West Ham players held a crisis meeting on Monday as manager Slaven Bilic faces fresh scrutiny over his job.

And Sportsmail can reveal the training ground summit comes after captain Mark Noble tore into team-mates during a heated dressing room inquest following Friday’s embarrassing home defeat to Brighton.

It is understood the dressing room was largely silent after the defeat; something that is said to have annoyed Noble, who felt the players should have showed more emotion after the loss.

Stalwart central defender James Collins, who is currently injured, is also understood to have addressed the players since the humbling defeat.

Bilic is facing a huge fight to save his job following a poor start to the season, the loss to the newly-promoted Seagulls plunging the Croat into further difficulty.

Indeed, the Hammers hierarchy held further talks on Monday to address the club’s plight, with Bilic still clinging on to his job.

The Hammers squad took matters into their own hands on Monday, holding their own meeting in a bid to revive the club’s ailing season.

Having spoken extensively to Bilic earlier in the day, Noble is understood to have led Monday’s talks.

Fears are growing behind the scenes that the under pressure manager is losing the dressing room.

Some players are privately questioning Bilic’s tactics and training techniques, while the fact the 49-year-old is almost certain not to be the manager beyond the end of the season, when his current contract expires, is threatening his authority within the camp.

It is hoped Monday’s meeting at the club’s Rush Green training base can spark a positive response from the Hammers, who face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup at Wembley on Wednesday night before facing a crucial Premier League game at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Indeed, Bilic will be desperate to see an improvement from his team against Spurs following the debacle against Brighton last week.

The next two fixtures will be pivotal in determining whether Bilic keeps his job.

Defeat at Wembley on Wednesday and another loss at Selhurst Park on Saturday would likely result in Bilic being sacked, despite co-owner David Sullivan’s insistence last week that the manager’s position would only be reviewed at the end of the season.

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Keep dreaming 11:17 Wed Oct 25
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Maybe Nagelmann will bring back nordtveit.

Thank Al

Mex Martillo 8:13 Wed Oct 25
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Thanks Alan
Good to see you back

Westham67 7:53 Wed Oct 25
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Thanks Alan

LeroysBoots 6:20 Tue Oct 24
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No chance re Nagelsman, he's off to Bayern at the end of the season

Texas Iron 5:02 Tue Oct 24
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Takashi Miike 2:47 Tue Oct 24
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Thanks Alan

Fivetide 1:41 Tue Oct 24
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Nice one Alan, thank you

Sniper 1:41 Tue Oct 24
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Welcome back big al

No way are we getting the German kid - he's odds on for Bayern isnt he?

dolph 1:29 Tue Oct 24
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Top work Al

BRANDED 12:51 Tue Oct 24
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