Blame it on the Poznan?
- 09 July 2012 08:45
- Posted by Chris Eccles
It's a quiet day for football news as the back pages are dominated by Andy Murray's Wimbledon final defeat.
Despite The Daily Mail yesterday reporting that City boss Robert Mancini is being targeted to take over the Russian national team, the same paper today says that this may not be the case.
It is suggests that the selection process is somewhat chaotic with any number of high profile managers on the wishlist as a result of a power struggle within the Russian FA. As Ashley Gray in The Mail explains,
"The Russian FA have responded [to an internal power struggle] with the bizarre promise to publish a list of candidates on their official website on Tuesday which, if everyone gets their way, will read like a who's who of world football managers.
"Spartak Moscow's oil tycoon owner Leonid Fedun openly admits he wants Pep Guardiola to take over and has pledged to pay his wages, while others have pushed for Manchester City boss Mancini, Germany manager Joachim Low, Fabio Capello and Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
"RFS commercial adviser Pyotr Makarenko said on Sunday that 'nobody now at the organisation' had negotiated with candidates."
The Manchester Evening News claims that plans to create a 'singing section' at Old Trafford have been scuppered by The Poznan.
A report obtained by the M.E.N highlights police concern that away supporters, particularly those of City, will ‘move in a similar synchronised fashion’ therefore causing the stand to ‘flex’.
It is unclear as to whether the 'similar synchronised movement' celebration being repeated six times exacerbated the issue.