Talking Cock Session: Daily update on the latest club news and highlights

In our latest update talk cock sessions, we look at the latest club news, Nottingham Forest, Michael Olise, Thomas Tuchel, and Julen Lopetegui r gossip, and highlights that have football fans from over the world buzzing with excitement.

Nottingham Forest’s appeal against a four-point penalty has been unsuccessful

An independent appeal board has upheld the decision to deduct Nottingham Forest four points for breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

The club were punished in March and have been unsuccessful with their appeal, leaving them facing a nervy end to the season. Forest sits three points above the Premier League relegation zone with two games remaining.

A Premier League statement said: “The PSR sanction applied to the assessment period ending season 2022/23 and was appealed by the club on two grounds.”

“The club argued that the independent commission committed an error in not treating its sale of a high-profile player shortly after the assessment period as a mitigating factor and that it committed a further error in electing not to suspend some or all of the points deduction it imposed.”

“Each of these grounds was rejected by the appeal board, which found the independent commission was entitled to immediately impose the sanction it did. The four-point deduction will therefore remain in place.”

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are 17th in the table on 29 points, while Luton Town are on 26 points and Burnley are on 24 points.
Bottom side Sheffield United, on 16 points, have already been relegated.

Newcastle United will battle Manchester United for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise

Manchester United faces competition for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

Newcastle United are also keen on the £60 million forward, who impressed in Palace’s 4-0 win over United.

Manchester United have been handed a huge blow in their pursuit of Michael Olise, the report begins.

That’s after Newcastle United entered the race for the star, with the Magpies prepared to pay Crystal Palace’s £60million asking price for the winger.

Olise showed exactly why United have been after him last night, scoring a brace as Palace dispatched United 4-0.

United part-owners Ineos have reportedly been tracking Olise, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe thought to be a fan of the player.

Palace had to resist interest from Chelsea for Olise’s signature last season, but he ultimately signed a new contract with The Eagles.

Manchester United have drawn up a list of potential managerial alternatives to Erik ten Hag if he leaves Old Trafford this summer

Thomas Tuchel is the first name on the list to replace Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.

A roll call of potential replacements, with Gareth Southgate also in the frame.

Manchester United hit a new low with Monday’s shambolic 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Manager Erik ten Hag is effectively on trial until the end of the season, with United’s new technical director Jason Wilcox auditing the Dutchman before the club makes a final decision on his future.

Tuchel is due to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and is thought to be very interested in the United job should it become available.

The former Champions League-winning Chelsea manager has been on United shortlists in the past and there is recognition among the new Old Trafford hierarchy that the 50-year-old is accomplished and fluid tactically, articulate, has knowledge of the Premier League and has a track record of winning.

West Ham will not rush to announce Julen Lopetegui as David Moyes’s replacement

West Ham have decided not to confirm the replacement for David Moyes after regretting the way the matter was dealt with.

Moyes was well aware his future was uncertain at the London Stadium and believes they will now hold off on any confirmation.

Julen Lopetegui is set to become West Ham boss, but a formal unveiling will be delayed until after the final game of the season.

West Ham on Monday confirmed that David Moyes will leave the club by mutual consent when his contract expires at the end of the campaign, bringing an end to his four-and-a-half-year spell in charge.

Moyes, who led the club to Europa Conference League glory last term, was close to signing a new deal at the midway point of this season, but a run of just four victories across competitions in 2024 has seen a promising campaign fizzle out.

Internally, however, there is a sense of regret at the public manner in which the pursuit of potential replacements has played out and there is, therefore, a determination that Lopetegui’s appointment will not be confirmed while Moyes is still in his job.