West Ham Lines Up Portsmouth Coach Grant to Replace Zola: Soccer Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Grant to West Ham
The appointment will be announced after Grant leads Pompey in the F.A. Cup final against Chelsea this weekend, the newspaper said.
Zola will sue West Ham after being fired yesterday without being offered any compensation, according to the Mirror.
Scholes’s Late Call
The 35-year-old Scholes quit England after the 2004 European Championship, saying he’d had enough of travelling, the Star said.
Hargreaves Left Out
Hargreaves was left out of United’s squad for the season- ending 4-0 win against Stoke City, a week after returning from a 19-month knee injury, the Sun said. He wasn’t included on England’s roster.
James to Tottenham
Spurs coach Harry Redknapp wants competition for Heurelho Gomes as he prepares for the club’s first Champions League campaign, the Mirror said.