Borussia Dortmund do not believe Jadon Sancho will try to agitate for a move to Manchester United this summer. Michael Zorc, the Dortmund sporting director, said on Monday that Sancho would stay at the German club next season and the decision was “final”, though there remains a feeling Dortmund would cash in on Sancho if United met their £108million asking price.
Ivic for Watford
Watford are to appoint Vladimir Ivic as their new head coach on a two-year contract. Negotiations with the 43-year-old Serb were concluded this week, with an announcement imminent. Newly relegated Watford sacked Nigel Pearson with just two games to go, placing Hayden Mullins in temporary charge, as they battled in vain to avoid the drop from the Premier League.
Administrators have set a deadline of Aug 31 for potential buyers of Wigan. Joint administrators Gerald
Krasner and Paul Stanley remain in “continuing talks” with “various interested parties” and are in discussions with four bidders regarding a sale.
New Southend coach
Southend have appointed former Weymouth coach Mark Molesley, 39, as manager. He replaces Sol Campbell, who left in June.
Ward takes charge
Birmingham City women have named former Sheffield United coach Carla Ward, 36, as manager.