Ronald Koeman said it was up to Everton's board to deliver the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson after watching his side struggle to beat Ruzomberok in the Europa League. Leighton Baines scored the only goal of the game as Everton toiled against the Slovakian side at Goodison Park on Thursday in the first leg of their third-round qualifying tie. Sigurdsson is reported to be valued at £50million by Swansea City and the Iceland international did not go on the club's pre-season tour of the United States as he did "not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future".
Sigi Schmid is back in the game. On Thursday LA Galaxy announced that Curt Onalfo had been relieved of his duties “effective immediately” and that Schmid had been hired. The former UCLA, Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders coach is back for his second-stint with the Galaxy — he previously coached the Galaxy from 1999-2004 — as the man with more wins than any other boss in MLS history is tasked with saving LA’s season. Schmid has won two MLS Cups, a record five U.S. Open Cups and three MLS Supporters’ Shield over his illustrious career. LA Galaxy President Chris Klein explained the decision to bring in the experienced coach after Onalfo’s promotion form LA Galaxy II failed to work out with the
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may return to the club next season. Recovering from a knee injury, Ibrahimovic, 35, is a free agent after United opted against renewing his contract at the end of June. The Swedish striker proved critics wrong by scoring 28 goals in all competitions in his first season at the Premier League giants.