Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal if they can continue to challenge for silverware this season, according to Petr Cech. The north London club are already out of the EFL Cup and are left with the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League to fight for this term. "I think for us it is important to show them how much we need them in the team and to show them how much we want to win," Cech told Standard Sport.
The 65-year-old Dutchman has not led a team since being fired by Manchester United in May. Van Gaal, coaching for more than 30 years, was taking a break after being axed by Manchester ''but now I don't believe I will return to the coaching profession,'' he told Dutch daily De Telegraaf in a story published on Tuesday. Van Gaal led Ajax to the Champions League title in 1995 and led Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and AZ Alkmaar to domestic league titles.
Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given permission by the club to hold talks with the Norwegian FA about the vacant job as manager of the national team. "We received an official request (to talk to Solskjaer) a few days ago, and we have said yes to it," Molde director Oystein Neerland told VG newspaper on Wednesday. Solskjaer, 43, won the English Premier League title six times with Manchester United and scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.