Mourinho  not right for Manchester United -Graeme Souness

​Manchester United only appointed Jose Mourinho as manager as they knew they needed a “big name” to rival Pep Guardiola, according to Graeme Souness.

But while Mourinho won both the EFL Cup and the Europa League in his first season, the fact the club finished as low as sixth in the Premier League will have been a huge embarrassment to the club and Souness believes it proves the Portuguese ‘isn’t the right man for United’.

“I didn’t think Mourinho was right for United and I said that from day one,” Souness told Yahoo.

“Because Guardiola was coming in at Manchester City, the people making decisions at Old Trafford felt compelled to go and get a big name manager and they ended up with Jose.

“He has taken on a very difficult job at United and struggled to find his find his best eleven last season, if he ever found it.

“A big concern for me that their best player for most of last season was a 35-year-old in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with 35-year-old Michael Carrick also one of the top performers.

“Mourinho is used to winning league titles and finishing where he did last season in the Premier League will not be acceptable, but it won’t be easy to put it right.”

Everton agree deal for Nigerian forward  Henry Onyekuru 

Everton have pulled off a significant transfer coup by reportedly securing a deal for Henry Onyekuru from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen.

The Nigeria frontman finished last season as the joint leading goalscorer in the Belgian Super League with 22 goals in 38 games, and that led to plenty of speculation over his future this summer.

Arsenal were said to be right at the front of the queue for the 20-year-old but the Toffees appear to have surged ahead of their Premier League rivals and landed Onyekuru.

Everton have done a deal that will see Onyekuru spend a season on loan with Anderlecht before eventually coming to the Premier League in 2018-19.
Onyekeru, who has a £6.8m release clause in his contract, will spend next season on loan at Anderlecht as he does not yet qualify for a United Kingdom work permit.
Everton also thinks his spell with Anderlecht will aid his development, particularly with the Belgian outfit playing in the Champions League next season.
The 20-year-old is the third high-profile close-season arrival at Goodison Park following the signings of Jordan Pickford and Davy Klaassen.
A deal for QPR teenager  Josh Bowler is also close.

Tiemoue Bakayoko in London  for medicals ahead of his move to Chelsea 

Tiemoue Bakayoko is in London for a medical and will finalise a move to Chelsea.
RTL Sport claim the 22-year-old Monaco man arrived in London on Monday night with Chelsea now close to wrapping up a £35million deal for the midfield enforcer.
Bakayoko made 47 appearances for Monaco last season, scoring three times and claiming one assist as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Crystal Palace appoint Frank de Boer as manager 

Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace’s new manager on a three-year contract, the club have announced.

The Dutchman, 47, succeeds Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park after the former England boss resigned at the end of last season having kept Palace in the Premier League.

De Boer, who was unveiled at the club’s Beckenham training ground on Monday afternoon becomes the club’s first full-time foreign boss, although Attilio Lombardo had a brief spell in caretaker charge in 1998.

The former Dutch international is confident he can have an impact on the English top flight, having seen his tenure at Inter Milan cut short in November after just 14 matches in charge.

“I am thrilled to be appointed as manager of Crystal Palace Football Club,” de Boer said in a statement. “It is a great honour to take charge of such an historic club, a club that is known around the world for its hugely proud and passionate fan base.

“I had a good feeling about the club and the prospect of managing a team in the Premier league was exciting,” the former Ajax, Barcelona and Rangers defender said at a press conference flanked by Palace chairman Steve Parish.

De Boer is confident he can help Palace look up the table.
“The club can still grow further and further, because every year English clubs spend a lot of money, so it is possible to do something well.

“There is a lot of prospect to be a solid Premier League club,” the Dutch coach said.

“I have to see the players first, but I have my ideas, maybe one or two signings.

“We want to be a solid Premier League club, not a team which struggles for relegation, this is the target.

“If we can do more, then that is nice, but first is to be a very solid Premier League club.

“I have confidence with the team who is around me and the players that we can build a solid club.”
The 47-year-old was previously boss at Ajax, where he won four straight Dutch league titles between 2011 and 2014.
The Dutchman, though, hopes he can last the distance at Selhurst Park.

“I am focusing on this job right now, not what happens in the future, that is unimportant,” he said.

“I am just concerned with making Palace a solid Premier League club.

“I signed for three years, so normally I want to stay for three years, which normally means it is going well.”

Oxford United label found on a Bristol City away shirt

An Oxford United label has been found inside a new Bristol City away shirt, prompting an investigation by Bristol Sport, who run the Championship club.

The mistake appears to be an isolated incident, according to Bristol Sport.

Robins fan Matthew Gillett posted on  Twitter:”Any idea why there’s an Oxford United badge on the label inside my new #PurpleAndLime shirt?”

Bristol Sport chief executive Andrew Billingham apologised that it “slipped through our quality control checks.”

Billingham told the club website:”We are investigating the matter and it appears to be an isolated incident. We use a network of factories who produce for other clubs and major brands.

“Since the issue was highlighted we have checked all remaining stock and I am pleased to say no further issues have been identified.

“I have requested an urgent review of all manufacturing processes from our supplier to ensure this cannot happen again.”

A spokesperson for the kit manufacturer, Vision Outsourcing, added: “We would like to offer our sincerest apology to any supporter affected by the mislabelling of our product.

“We take great pride in producing bespoke product for Bristol Sport and its clubs and we are deeply disappointed that we have made this error.

“We produce garments for several other professional football clubs. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the wrong label has been added to the new Bristol City away shirt.

“Moving forward, we will be implementing a plan to ensure that there is no further mistakes of this nature.”

Crystal Palace  set to confirm Frank de Boer as new manager

Crystal Palace will announce their new manager, expected to be Frank de Boer, later today.
He will succeed Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.

De Boer, 47, has been out of work since he was sacked by Italian side  Interin November after only 85 days in charge.

Palace are ready to back new boss Frank de Boer with a move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Watford  complete the signing of Will Hughes from Derby 

Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal.
The 22-year-old, currently in Poland with the Young Lions Hughes made his Derby debut as a 16-year-old in 2011, and went on to make 190 appearances for the Rams.
He is the first signing made by the Premier League club since Marco  Silva was appointed manager on 27 May.