Sonia Bompastor to become new Chelsea Women manager – Paper Talk | Football News

The latest stories and transfer rumors from Thursday’s newspapers…


An agreement has been reached for Frenchwoman Sonia Bompastor to take over as the next manager of Chelsea Women starting this summer, succeeding Emma Hayes.

Bryan Robson confesses that he and Eric Cantona failed to convince Jude Bellingham to join Manchester United from Birmingham before he chose to sign for Borussia Dortmund instead.

Liverpool’s famous European atmosphere will see a noticeable absence of Kop flags as fans protest against the club’s decision to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season.

Taiwo Awoniyi is expected to boost Nottingham Forest’s efforts to avoid relegation as head coach Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to have him back in action for the remaining matches following his thigh injury.

Premier League clubs are set to have further discussions on proposed changes to the Profitability and Sustainability Rules [PSR] on Thursday.

Harry Kane expressed surprise at receiving a yellow card for his controversial elbow on Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes and claimed that Bayern Munich was denied a clear penalty in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final.

Greg Norman made a surprising appearance at The Masters as a paying spectator and expressed disappointment that more of his LIV players were not invited to the first major of the season.

Marlie Packer has been benched for England’s Six Nations match against Scotland this weekend as head coach John Mitchell suggested that no player in his squad is guaranteed a starting spot.


Manchester City is working on a plan to give Rodri some much-needed rest after the midfielder admitted feeling tired following Tuesday’s intense draw with Real Madrid.


Robin van Persie is a contender to become the new head coach of Eredivisie strugglers Heerenveen.

Harry Kane admits that “his future is at Bayern Munich” after leaving Tottenham and the Premier League last summer.

Manchester City defender Kerstin Casparij has been suspended for one match by the Football Association for making an offensive gesture during last month’s Manchester derby in the Barclay’s Women’s Super League.


Harry Maguire skipped a night of Champions League action to attend a League Two game. The Manchester United star watched Hollywood-owned Wrexham play against Crawley Town.


Xabi Alonso has not ruled out managing in the Premier League in the future, despite disappointing Liverpool by committing to Bayer Leverkusen for the time being.

Chelsea is still considering plans for a new stadium despite finalizing a land purchase adjacent to Stamford Bridge.

Sebastian Coe defended World Athletics’ decision to offer prize money to athletes winning gold medals at the Olympics in Paris this summer.


Benni McCarthy is edging closer to leaving Manchester United amidst Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS’ restructuring efforts.


Tyson Fury believes Oleksandr Usyk will struggle as a former cruiserweight when they meet to unify the heavyweight boxing belts next month.


Newcastle United is ramping up plans for a “complex” summer transfer window after making progress on Joelinton’s contract.

Lille manager Paulo Fonseca is the top choice on West Ham’s list to replace David Moyes if they decide to part ways with their manager this summer.


Rangers have heavily criticized Dundee in a statement over the late call-off of their match, calling the club “unprofessional.”

Aberdeen has condemned the SFA’s VAR setup as unfit for purpose after officials made a controversial decision during a recent match against Livingston.

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