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Bielsa has damaged his and Leeds’ reputation with ‘disgusting’ actions – Andrews

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has come in for heavy criticism after admitting he was the mastermind behind the spy row that has overshadowed his side’s fixture against Derby. Ahead of their Sky Bet Championship clash on Friday night, the Rams claimed that a man who was escorted from the perimeter of their training ground on Thursday after “acting suspiciously” was, in fact, a Leeds employee. Bielsa, who has guided Leeds to the top of the Championship, has taken responsibility for the act, leading former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews to claim the Argentinian has damaged his reputation. In his role as a pundit for Sky Sports, Andrews said: “It’s madness, initially there was a comical value to it, someone skulking around the training ground – but it’s disgusting really. “It’s...

Steve Clarke not concerned that Jordan Jones could have a reputation for diving

Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke has dismissed fears Jordan Jones is in danger of gaining a reputation for diving amongst referees. The Northern Ireland international is suspended for Saturday’s showdown with St Mirren after his controversial Dundee tumble. Jones agreed to accept a two-match ban even though he insists he did not hit the deck deliberately during his side’s 2-1 Dens Park win earlier this month. Clarke has accepted Jones’ version of events and suggested the incident – which fooled referee Steven McLean into awarding Killie a second-half penalty – was the result of the 23-year-old losing his balance. Sacked Dee boss Neil McCann was left furious by the spot-kick decision as he became the latest manager to call out Jones for diving. Last season, Derek McInnes claimed he went down wi...

Report: Mauricio Pochettino turned down Real Madrid job over reputation fears

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino turned down the Real Madrid job due to fears of being labelled a mercenary, according to a report. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 21:05 UK Last Updated: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 21:06 UK Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino turned down the Real Madrid job due to fears of being labelled a mercenary, according to a report. The Argentine was thought to be Madrid’s number one choice to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu following the Frenchman’s shock resignation on May 31. According to the Daily Mail, Pochettino was, for all intents and purposes, offered the vacant manager’s job at the Bernabeu after discreet overtures from Real officials. The report claims that the 46-year-old was tempte...

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