Premier League News Roundup – What You Need To Know – 12/05/16

Premier League News

Everton Sack Manager Roberto Martinez


Everton have sacked Roberto Martinez after three years in charge of the club. The side have described the 42 year old as a ‘great ambassador’ who played a ‘key role’ in developing young players in the squad.
Despite this reception amongst the team, protests were scheduled against Martinez by fans. Former player David Unsworth and ex-boss Joe Royle are taking temporary charge, with the former Ajax coach Frank De Boer rumoured to be tied to the position.

Sunderland Stave off Relegation by Beating Everton


Sunderland jumped the last hurdle in its race against relegation by beating Everton 3-0. The win for the side comes just as Newcastle, Norwich and Aston Villa become the latest teams to be relegated.

Martin O’Neil says Celtic and Roy Keane are ‘A Good Fit’


The former Celtic manager Martin O’Neil is quoted this week as saying his ROI assistant Roy Keane is his favourite to replace ex-manager Ronny Deila:
“Could he do the job? I would have no problem with that whatsoever”


Arsenal Transfers

Michel Batshuayi possible for Arsenal

Arsenal may considering a move towards Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi, after Danny Welbeck was recently ruled out for nine months.

Lukaku is an Gunners fan

This was confirmed this week in the following statement from the Belgian Pro league player:
“Do I see myself as a Premier League-bound? I don’t know, but it’s a league that would suit me. I have always been a fan of Arsenal, but I am mad about every Premier League club as long as the club doesn’t have to fight against relegation.”

Chelsea Transfers

Radamel Falcao Returns to Monaco

30 year old Frenchmen Radamel Falcao has been told he is ‘no longer needed’ by the blues after a disappointing performance this season. Now the player says Monaco will give him another chance:
“I need to have minutes, to play, and we’ll see what happens. Monaco want to see what my position is in a year, to see what possibilities I have.”

Other Transfer News

City and United battle for Toni Kroos

After the rumour that Real Madrid could be ready to let the midfielder go soon, Manchester City look set to move, with Manchester United, having wanted the player for over 2 years, set to counter.

World Football News

FIFA Announces Bidding Process for 2026 World Cup

Fifa has begun outlining the bidding process for the 2026. After recent exposures of corruption in the process surrounding Russia and Qatar for 2018 and 2020 respectively, one rumoured change to the process is the expansion of 32 participating teams to 40, allowing more countries to take part in the event.