Pit­to­drie or Park­head, the ex­pec­ta­tions re­main same

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

High­land League club Wick Academy will an­nounce their new man­ager this week­end – but Davie Kirk­wood is not set for a re­turn to Harmsworth Park.

The 50-year-old, who was Wick man­ager from 2011 to 2012 be­fore mov­ing to Brora Rangers, had been linked with the va­cant po­si­tion fol­low­ing Gor­don Con­nelly’s de­par­ture last month.

But Kirk­wood did not ap­ply for the po­si­tion and chair­man James Innes said: “We hope to make an an­nounce­ment this week­end.”

Rooney at Old Traf­ford

Wayne Rooney will be wel­comed when he re­turns to Old Traf­ford to­mor­row, ac­cord­ing to Manch­ester United man­ager Jose Mour­inho.

Eng­land’s record goalscorer left United to re­turn to boy­hood club Ever­ton this sum­mer af­ter 13 suc­cess­ful years with the Red Devils.

He re­turns to the club where he scored a record 253 goals in 559 ap­pear­ances.

Mour­inho ex­pects the Old Traf­ford faith­ful to show the 31-year-old the ap­pre­ci­a­tion he de­serves.

Koe­man is wor­ried man

A wor­ried Ever­ton man­ager Ron­ald Koe­man will hold a meet­ing with his play­ers and will urge ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers such as Wayne Rooney to drag them out of their rut.

The Tof­fees have lost three games in a row, the most re­cent of which was Thurs­day’s 3-0 de­feat to Ata­lanta in the Europa League when Koe­man pub­licly put the onus on him­self.

Koe­man said: “I think it’s the time for the ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers to stand up. I’m wor­ried with what I saw on Thurs­day.”

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