Erik ten Hag offers olive branch to Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill

manager has offered to meet Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill for clear-the-air talks after the reporter was prevented from asking questions at a press conference last week.

The Dutchman was still unhappy with Cotterill for pursuing him for an interview while he was signing autographs at the Ajax training ground last season. 

A similar incident occurred when Ten Hag was a guest at United’s final game of last season at , judi online terpercaya before he had taken charge. But now the United manager wants to move on from the affair.

Erik ten Hag refused to take questions from Sky Sports in his press conference in August

Cotterill is understood to be receptive and peace talks are expected to take place over the next few weeks.

United have not restricted access to the club for any other Sky reporters, but they have expressed unhappiness at some of Sky’s criticisms of the Glazer family.

Former United captain Gary Neville has been relentlessly outspoken in his criticism of the Glazers, while Sky Sports News ran several segments before Liverpool’s visit pointing out how much money the American owners have taken out of the club.

United are understood to have questioned the balance of Sky’s coverage.

 

Boehly stake in UEFA integrity

UEFA will be hoping there are no betting controversies involving Chelsea when the Champions League begins next week, because the club’s new owner Todd Boehly is also a shareholder in the governing body’s integrity partner, Sportradar AG. 

The American billionaire paid around £120million through his investment vehicle Eldridge Industries last September for a stake in Sportradar AG, a sports data and gambling company who have helped run UEFA’s anti match-fixing unit since 2009.

Sportradar provide UEFA with bet monitoring services to protect the integrity of their matches, as well as collecting and distributing data for betting purposes.

Todd Boehly paid £120million for a stake in Sportradar AG – UEFA’s bet monitoring service 

 

 FA in loop over Xhaka probe

The National Crime Agency are investigating the mysterious Granit Xhaka yellow card

The National Crime Agency have finally confirmed to the FA that they are investigating betting patterns surrounding Granit Xhaka’s mysterious yellow card in Arsenal’s Premier League win at Leeds last season, amid concerns over possible spot-fixing. 

Sportsmail revealed in June that the matter had been passed over to the NCA from the Gambling Commission, but such is the secrecy surrounding the case that neither the FA nor Arsenal had been kept informed.