Michael O’Neill wants to see his Northern Ireland team play from the heart against Wales in Paris on Saturday night, in direct contrast to his opposite number Chris Coleman, who has appealed to his players to use their heads and not get carried away with the local rivalry.
Pep Guardiola has made a personal intervention to help Raheem Sterling out of the slump that has cost him his place in the England team and left Roy Hodgson feeling reluctant to pick the one attacking player in his Euro 2016 squad who can offer genuine width.
At first Harry Kane seemed to be as dazzled by the statistics as everyone else.
Chris Coleman believes his Wales players are yet to peak and has urged them to show no fear against Northern Ireland as they seek to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Speaking on the eve of Saturday’s last-16 tie at the Parc des Princes, the Wales manager challenged his team to push themselves to the limit but also cautioned against getting wrapped up in the emotion of the occasion.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been a keen follower of the European Championships.
Whenever Iceland can tear themselves away from the spectacular view over Lake Annecy from their hotel, Les Trésoms, there is a convenient photograph to train their minds on the job in hand.
Everton, Sunderland and Southampton are reportedly interested in signing Kamil Grosicki from Rennes in the summer transfer window.
The Real Madrid manager is clearly a big fan of the West Ham United star.
The new Hoops boss is expected to carry on the tradition of entertaining football at Parkhead.
Victor Wanyama has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.