Roberto Di Matteo believes that Pep Guardiola would struggle to export his Barcelona culture on another football club. The Spaniard has been heavily linked with the managerial job at Stamford Bridge and the announcement that he will quit Barcelona at the end of the season has only added to the speculation that Guardiola will be the eventual successor to Andre Villas-Boas this summer. The current Chelsea caretaker boss has suggested that history shows that it is difficult to transfer philosophies from one club to the other.
Elsewhere in the news Harry Redknapp has hit out at criticisms of his selection policy; Roberto Mancini will remain Manchester City boss, while Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that winning derbies means everything to him.
Pep Guardiola has denied that he has held talks with Chelsea, claiming it would have been disrespectful to Barcelona – Guardian
Roberto Mancini will remain as manager of Manchester City despite what might happen in Monday’s game – Guardian
Arsenal and Newcastle are desperate to get third spot in the Premier League to avoid the prospect of missing out on the Champions League by finishing 4th, should Chelsea go on to win the final in Munich – Guardian
Harry Redknapp has hit out at claims that his selection policy is the reason for Tottenham’s slump in form – Guardian
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that winning the derbies mean everything to him, ahead of Monday’s title showdown at the Etihad Stadium – Daily Telegraph
The Premier League wanted QPR to give Chelsea a guard of honour ahead of this weekend’s game; something that Mark Hughes steadfastly refused – Daily Telegraph
Jack Wilshere may miss the start of the Premier League season in August – Independent
Arsenal are trying to thrash out an £18m deal for M’Vila as Manchester United have expressed an interest in the Frenchman – Mirror
Gaston Ramirez faces up to a tough decision as to whether to quit Bologna as Liverpool lodge £16m bid – Metro
Tottenham and Newcastle on red alert as Marquez snubs new deal at Espanyol – Metro