Jose Mourinho has banned his players from watching the 7-2 game (The Guardian)
Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has forbidden his players from watching their 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich earlier in the season. The Portuguese boss said:
I forbid any image of it [the 7-2]. I watched it a couple of times: me, my staff and analysts try to go through every single aspect of that but not one single image for the boys. No. Not at all. We’re going to focus more on us than on Bayern.
We’re going to try to develop our model of play, with different bodies, different phases, different players. But there is a certain way that we try to play football and try to develop our principles of play. And we’re totally focused on us.
Napoli sack Carlo Ancelotti (Twitter)
It’s official: Napoli have sacked Carlo Ancelotti.
SSC Napoli has taken the decision to part ways with first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti.— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) December 10, 2019
The friendship and mutual respect between the club, President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.
Despite winning 4-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, the Neapolitans chose to part ways with their coach following a horrendous run of results. The win over Genk was their first win in 10 games.
Former AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso is considered to be the favorite to take over.
Aaand Sky didn’t waste any time (Sky Sports)
With both Arsenal and Everton looking for new coaches, Sky really didn’t waste any time getting the rumor mill churning. Within hours of Ancelotti’s sacking being announced, they report that Everton are ready to approach the Italian with contract talks. However, former Manchester United boss David Moyes is still being considered for an interim position at the English Schalke, so Ancelotti would take over in the summer.
Assuming that the reporting is true, of course. Why wouldn’t anyone believe Sky Sources?
Champions league results
ℹ️ Final standings for E, F, G & H...— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 10, 2019
Biggest surprise? pic.twitter.com/kCk9s43gK0
With Inter failing to win against Barcelona’s B-team, Borussia Dortmund manage to sneak into the knockout stages by the skin of their teeth. Between them, Bayern, and RB Leipzig, the Bundesliga seems well-represented in Europe this year.
Now, if only Bayer Leverkusen could do something tonight ...