Stoke City named Mark Hughes as manager of the Premier League soccer club, replacing Tony Pulis.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
English Premier League soccer club Blackburn Rovers said they hope the club’s sale to Indian conglomerate Venkys will be completed next month.
An Indian-born businessman who’s in talks about buying Blackburn Rovers says he’d invest 100 million pounds ($156 million) in new talent to turn the Premier League soccer club into “a top team.”
Blackburn Rovers top scorer Yakubu called on fans to get behind the team and not protest its Indian owners ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa.
Blackburn Rovers named Michael Appleton as manager to replace the fired Henning Berg, the second-tier English soccer team said on its website.
Blackburn Rovers, which were relegated from English soccer’s Premier League last season, fired coach Michael Appleton after 67 days in charge.
Former Premier League soccer champion Blackburn Rovers today fired manager Henning Berg less than two months after hiring the Norwegian.
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce was fired today by the Premier League club, which last month became the first Indian-owned English soccer team.
The owners of Venky’s (India) Ltd. will pay 46 million pounds ($73 million) to purchase the Blackburn Rovers Football Club, the 1995 Premier League champion, to tap rising viewership of the game in India.