Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast pulled out of the race to become the next president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), throwing his weight behind South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe.
Bundesliga bottom side Schalke were held to a goalless draw at home to fellow strugglers Mainz on Friday as the hosts' new coach Dimitrios Grammozis earned a point in his first game.
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro triggered controversy Friday by naming Alexi "Cuca" Stival as their new coach, despite his conviction for sexually assaulting a minor 34 years ago.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday called for a "fair and just" solution for players facing quarantine upon their return from international duty, an issue which prompted Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to threaten to ground his jet-setting stars.
Thomas Tuchel is worried about losing Chelsea players to quarantine measures and may prefer them not to join up with their national teams.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino called on Friday for a "fair and just" solution to the issue of players who could be forced to quarantine upon their return from international duty later this month.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will join Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp in preventing his players from travelling for internationals if they would be required to quarantine on their return.
Having enjoyed an impressive rise at Arsenal this season, Emile Smith Rowe is pushing hard for an opportunity for England.
Clubs should be the priority for international players, Jose Mourinho said, but the Tottenham coach is staying patient ahead of the break.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester United will be "difficult" opponents despite a huge gulf in form between the two sides ahead of Sunday's derby.
Thomas Tuchel says his Chelsea players should take the credit after masterminding a 10-match unbeaten run since he replaced Frank Lampard as manager.