Pep Guardiola Blocks City Players’ WiFi On Training Ground + Other Football Stories


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Manager Pep Guardiola has blocked his Manchester City players from using the internet at the club’s training ground as he wants more face-to-face communication and a greater team spirit. (Tyc Sports, via Guardian)

Manchester City tried to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, according to the Borussia Dortmund striker.(Onze, via Daily Mail)

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Luton Town boss Nathan Jones, 43, is a surprise name under consideration for the Aston Villa job, with owner Tony Xia concerned with how fans would accept former Birmingham manager Steve Bruce. (Daily Mirror)

Former Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, 37, wants to manage the club – but says the current vacancy after Roberto di Matteo’s sacking has come too soon. (Talksport, via Birmingham Mail)

RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke, 19, says England “tried a little cheeky one” by courting his services as he prepared to play for Scotland, for whom he has now won three caps. (Guardian)

Andre Villas-Boas, who was assistant to Jose Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, says his relationship with the Manchester United manager is now so bad he does not have his mobile number. (Daily Mirror)

England captain Wayne Rooney, 30, has backed 18-year-old Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford to develop into a “superstar” for club and country. (Sky Sports)

Steven Pressley, 42, sacked by League One side Coventry City in 2015, is the bookmakers’ favourite to return to take charge of the Sky Blues. (Coventry Telegraph)

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, 24, says his ambition of playing for England will “take care of itself” and that all his focus is on helping his club. (Daily Echo)

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Blackburn Rovers fans unhappy with owners Venky’s will stage a demonstration during the televised home Championship game with Wolves on 29 October.(Lancashire Telegraph)

Manager Neil Harris, 39, retains the full support of the Millwall board despite four straight defeats leaving the club 19th in League One.(London Evening Standard)

It has not been a good week for Aston Villa. Having been beaten by Preston and starting the search for a new manager following Roberto di Matteo’s sacking, they have now become a target of jokes by Virgin Trains.

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Midfielder Jack Grealish tweeted this picture of the England Under-21 squad as they prepared to fly out for a Euro 2017 qualifier against Kazakhstan on Thursday

A US TV channel got Swansea City’s managerial appointment wrong when they announced new boss Bob Bradley “has been signed to manage Chelsea”. (Wales Online)


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