On this day: Mata not leaving, Tevez departed and United first-team coach left

Juan Mata

On the 26th June 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 26th June 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 26th June 2013…

What's the Mata with Chelsea?

Juan Mata made it clear he was not leaving Chelsea - despite rumours that Jose Mourinho did not rate him and that Barcelona were keen.

The Spaniard, who was their player of the year the season previous, was believed to not be a 'Mourinho-player' so the rumour mill had churned out Barcelona as a potential destination.

But Mata said:

"I don't know where that came from. The last time I spoke with the club they told me I was a very important player to them and transmitted confidence in me... I've spent two great years in London and the only thing I'm thinking about now is continuing to enjoy this league and this city that I love."

A few months later and Mata was flogged to Manchester United.

Bye, bye Carlos

Carlos Tevez left Manchester City a year ago today, and in doing so he departed English football after seven years in the game.

He joined West Ham in 2006 before heading to Manchester United in 2007 on a two season loan deal - noth of these were controversial moves.

Not as controversial as his next stop, switching the red side of Manchester for blue with Manchester City.

But his time at The Etihad was fraught with problems, and they flogged him to Juventus for a total fee of £12 million.

He scored 21 goals for Bianconeri last term, earning the player of the year award in the process.

Rene on his way

Manchester United changes continued to happen thick and fast this time last year, especially in the backroom area.

On this day a year ago it was Dutch coach Rene Meulensteen who left. He left his position as first-team coach as David Moyes continued to bring in his own backroom staff to assist him in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman went on to manage Anzhi and Fulham since - both stints short-lived and far from memorable.

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