Former Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini believes his chances of bringing success to the Santiago Bernabeu was undermined by president Florentino Perez's chaotic transfer policy.
Sydney FC defender Scott Jamieson is confident his move to the reigning A-League champions will help him claim a regular spot in the Socceroos squad.
It is fairly rare for pre-season form to count for too much, but Brisbane coach Ange Postecoglou was understandably a little excited after his side showed plenty of promise in a 2-1 loss to Everton on Saturday night.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down speculation linking England left-back Ashley Cole with a move away from Stamford Bridge and insists the club has no plans to bid for Liverpool frontman Fernando Torres.
Arsene Wenger declared speculation linking Cesc Fabregas with a move to Barcelona 'has to stop' - and is confident his captain will remain at Arsenal next season.
Everton has completed a clean sweep of its Australian tour with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brisbane on Saturday night, but the Roar's bevy of recruits impressed in their first clash at Suncorp Stadium.
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he turned down the chance to manage England twice.
Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick took plenty of positives out of Friday night's 1-0 loss to South American giant Boca Juniors.
Gerardo Martino has agreed to a new four-year contract to remain as coach of Paraguay, but could still leave the post after the Copa America.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has warned rivals star pair Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard are not for sale - but Javier Mascherano's future remains uncertain.
Argentine side Boca Juniors has claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory in the clubs' pre-season friendly before 13,020 fans at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Newcastle striker Michael Bridges says it is important for the Jets to maintain their 'winning mentality' heading into this Sunday's clash with a star-studded Sydney United line-up at Edensor Park in Sydney.