From the Back Pages, May 3: Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich must decide if I’m the right coach for them

Pep Guardiola has challenged Bayern Munich to back him in the wake of the heavy defeat against Real Madrid on Tuesday night. The reigning European champions lost 4-0 on the night and 5-0 on aggregate with several players unhappy with being left out. (The Guardian)

Friday, 2nd May 2014, 10:14 pm
From the back pages

Jose Mourinho has questioned Eden Hazard’s commitment to his team-mates, saying that the Belgian’s performance in Chelsea’s defeat by Atletico Madrid demonstrated that he is “not the kind of player to sacrifice himself for the team”. (The Times)


Manchester City chief executive, Ferran Soriano, has described Louis van Gaal, the prime candidate to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford, as a manager who players “don’t like” and who they want to “kill” when the team starts to lose. (The Independent)

Louis van Gaal is planning to announce his arrival as Manchester United manager by pulling off the spectacular signing of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have been given more time to accept a punishment for breaching Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations after it emerged they were one of nine clubs found guilty of doing so. (The Telegraph)

Edinson Cavani is set for showdown talks with PSG over a possible move to Manchester United or Chelsea next week. Louis Van Gaal has sounded out Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman about the possibility of joining him at Manchester United next season. (The Express)

American 100m sprinter Tyson Gay has been suspended from competing for one year after testing positive for a banned substance. (The Mirror)