Here is the pick of today’s biggest news stories from around the Premier League for the following clubs: Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton have revealed that fullback Seamus Coleman will not travel to Thailand on their pre-season tour after he picked up a hamstring injury. The player was substituted during Everton’s 2-2 draw with Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday shortly after coming on and the club will not risk making the injury worse.
Boss Roberto Martinez told Everton TV
“We assessed Seamus’ injury this morning.
“He will miss the Thailand trip to give proper consideration to his injury, for proper treatment and to remove any chance of aggravating that feeling that he had.
“We don’t really know the extent of the injury yet but it is sometimes a little bit of a setback that comes with pre-season preparation and getting a lot of volume into the bodies.
“Hopefully it is going to be just a minor setback.”
Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo will be sidelined for around two months after the player suffered a confirmed broken foot during a pre-season friendly.
The player himself said
“I want to let you know that it’s going to be hard for the next few months.
“I fractured my 5th metatarsal and will be out a few months.
“I will be back stronger than ever. I will return with a vengeance.”
Tottenham have announced that former player and club legend Ledley King will take up a coaching role at the club.
King, 33, will take on a part-time role with Spurs Academy initially.
John McDermott, Spurs Academy manager, told their official site
“Ledley has come through the coaching training programme undertaken by a number of senior players in recent seasons, including Scott Parker, Brad Friedel and Michael Dawson.
“We are now looking for Ledley to spend 2-3 days a week assisting our Under-18 group with their on and off pitch development.
“Using senior players as role models within our academy is a scheme we are keen to nurture and develop further.”
King has also travelled to the US for Spurs’ pre-season tour there and is continuing in his role as ambassador for the north London club.by