Wednesday media watch [26.06.13 AM]: Marshall appointment in news
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has bolstered his backroom team in time for pre-season training next week by appointing three new faces to coaching roles. Scott Marshall has been recruited as first-team coach while Michael Watts is the new strength and conditioning coach and will be assisted by Chris Lorkin.
ESPN: Paul Lambert has appointed Scott Marshall as first team coach ahead of pre-season training next week. "Scott worked with me at Wycombe and he has really good mannerisms about himself, a very professional approach and he will enhance everything," said Paul Lambert. "It takes time to build a team and you also need time to build the staff around you." During a 10-year spell at Arsenal, Marshall was part of the squad that won the Premier League double in 1998, in addition to the league title in 1991, and the FA Cup and League Cup in 1993. He was named Arsenal's young player of the year in 1996.
Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has added ex-Arsenal defender Scott Marshall to his staff.
Birmingham Mail: Goalscoring legend Peter Withe has backed Paul Lambert's decision to sell Darren Bent this summer, claiming Villa and the record signing will benefit from parting company. Bent's availability at a significantly reduced price from the £24m the claret and blues paid for him has alerted clubs including Premier League rivals Newcastle. Withe, arguably Villa's most famous No.9, reckons the time has come for the club to cut their losses on the most expensive signing in their history.
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BBC Sport: Manchester City and Juventus have agreed a deal for striker Carlos Tevez to join the Italian side in a transfer worth up to £12m. City accepted an offer of £10m that could rise by £2m with add-ons.
Sky Sports: Napoli coach Rafa Benitez insists they do not want to sell star striker Edinson Cavani following weeks of speculation over his future.
BBC Sport: Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in a £9m deal. The 25-year-old signed a long-term contract after a medical on Tuesday.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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