At Chelsea, the dressing room is certainly not off-limits for executives. Mauricio Pochettino says he is actually pleased with the involvement of, among others, club owner Todd Boehly, even in these turbulent times at Stamford Bridge.
Carlo Ancelotti is extremely positive about the work of his colleague Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard has been impressive in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and is being linked in Spain with succeeding Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
So far, Real Madrid seems to have made a poor purchase with Arda Güler. The eighteen-year-old Turkish forward is still awaiting his first playing minutes in the senior team and seemed to be able to do that this week. Coach Carlo Ancelotti proudly announced that he would be available soon, but an hour later, a medical update followed with bad news.