Southampton winger Gaston Ramirez won’t rule out a return to Italy.Ramirez joined the Saints last summer from Bologna. Southampton winger Gaston Ramirez won’t rule out a return to Italy.Ramirez joined the Saints last summer from Bologna.”In Bologna I was fine, but now I think about Southampton,” he told TMW.”Coming back to Italy? In England I discovered a fantastic football. But in life never say never, in Italy, as well as in England, there are many important teams.”
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Benfica attacker Nolito. QPR boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Benfica attacker Nolito.The Daily Star says Nolito, who is just 5ft 6in but can play on the wing or up front, could be available for as little as £5m and has made it clear to the Portuguese outfit he wants to go in January.The 26-year-old former Barcelona player is on the radar of Redknapp’s new club QPR, his former charges West Ham United as well as Liverpool and Fulham.
Everton skipper Phil Jagielka is delighted Darron Gibson is back in the team.Jagielka was quick to praise the 25-year-old. Everton skipper Phil Jagielka is delighted Darron Gibson is back in the team.Jagielka was quick to praise the 25-year-old.“It is nice to have him back,” Jagielka said. “He learnt his trade at Manchester United. He’s composed and has a good range of passing.“He knows when you put the ball in behind and when to play to feet. He’s not afraid to tackle or head, so he is pretty much the complete midfielder.“He’s a character as well and good to have around the dressing room.”
Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits he needs a specially-tailored official club suit! Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez admits he needs a specially-tailored official club suit!Benitez has found the Dolce & Gabbana club suits a little too fitted for his liking and is waiting for a specially tailored version to arrive.”I have some problems with the official suit,” smiled Benitez.’It is an Italian style and the Italian style is different. It’s really nice, but it’s a style for young people, not old people. The Italian style is more for players.”
Brighton boss Gus Poyet is shocked by Chelsea’s sacking of Roberto di Matteo. Brighton boss Gus Poyet is shocked by Chelsea’s sacking of Roberto di Matteo.Di Matteo deserved to be Chelsea manager for 20 years after guiding the club to an historic Champions League triumph.Di Matteo was sacked last week and the Brighton boss, who played for Chelsea between 1997-2001, said: “Everyone was looking for the Champions League trophy and he did it. For me, he was the manager for the next 10 years or 20 years.”
Jermain Defoe has urged LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham to make the move to Tottenham.Beckham leaves Galaxy after today’s MLS Cup final. Jermain Defoe has urged LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham to make the move to Tottenham.Beckham leaves Galaxy after today’s MLS Cup final.Defoe told Absolute Radio: “He can come to Spurs if he wants, we’ll have him here. He’s a fantastic player and I think a credit to the game. I think any young player, if you talk about someone that’s done everything in a game and to still want to play and still have another challenge and still want to achieve something, when you’ve achieved so much, I think that’s a special person. Yeah, he’s someone that I look up to, a legend in the game. Yeah, see you at Spurs [laughter].”Listen to Absolute Radio’s Rock n’ Roll Football with Ian Wright, Saturday’s 5pm on 1215AM. Visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football for more.
Former Tottenham captain Ledley King is stepping up his move into coaching.King is the last homegrown player to make it at Spurs. Former Tottenham captain Ledley King is stepping up his move into coaching.King is the last homegrown player to make it at Spurs.“It is early days but I’ve done my coaching theory exam and there’s a chance I could get into it in the future,” King told the London Evening Standard. “I’ve helped out in a few sessions and I’ve been trying to get involved as much as I can.“Tottenham have been such a big part of my life and I’ve learned a lot along the way, so it’s about speaking to the kids and making sure they can listen and learn when advice is passed on.“It’s about young players getting opportunities but it’s difficult for them to get through, with the players brought in from abroad and the money spent.“It’s important they’re given a chance because the fans love a player who has come through the set-up, someone they can identify with.“There are some excellent young players here and it’s about getting them chances. It’s really progressed since I was a youngster and young players are given every chance to push through into the first team.”