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Talk of the Toon
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has distanced himself from speculation suggesting he could replace England manager Gareth Southgate after the World Cup.
Howe, 44, has emerged as the favourite to take over from Southgate in the wake of a disappointing Nations League campaign.
But he is fully focused on the job at hand at St James' Park.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow's home game with Fulham, the former Bournemouth supremo said: "I never say never. But in the short term, it is not on my radar at all.
"It is all Newcastle and trying to make this team better.
"I have always said I love the day-to-day coaching, love being with the players on the training ground.
"With international football, you get that taken away for long periods. At this moment in my life that is not something I want to do."
Boost for Rashford
Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford has been named Premier League Player of the Month for September.
Rashford, 24, was a key figure in United's wins over Leicester and Arsenal earlier this month, with two of the three goals he has netted so far this season coming in the 3-1 success against the Gunners.
After picking up the award, he said: "It's a good feeling. We didn’t start the season so strongly so to get four wins on the bounce is really good.
"It’s still fairly new with the manager and we’ve got much better at doing the things he wants us to.
"But there are still a lot of steps to take and we’re all looking forward to doing that together."
Erik ten Hag's men will look to make it five league wins on the bounce when they head to arch-rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers insists he is still the the best man to get struggling Leicester back on track.
Ahead of Monday's home clash with Nottingham Forest, the Foxes are winless and sit bottom of the Premier League after six straight defeats.
But Rodgers, 49, remains determined to get his side firing again. He said: "I’m honest and reflective with myself but I also know I’m the best person to help this team move forward.
"The ownership trust me and expect I will turn it around. If they don’t they will tell me. Our conversations are very open and honest.
"I have had nothing but support from the club but they also understand where we sit and that’s why we look forward to the game on Monday.
"If you are bottom and have lost six out of seven you are not going to be flavour of the month. You don’t isolate yourself, that’s important, I love working with these players.
"I believe, like last season, we will come good. It has been a tough start but I see these players work and it ultimately gives me strength."
Hull have parted company with head coach Shota Arveladze.
Arveladze was appointed in January and helped guide the Tigers to Championship safety last term.
But with the side sitting 20th in the table this season, Andy Dawson has been made interim head coach until a permanent appointment is made.
Hull chairman Acun Ilicali said: "During the international break, we had a number of meetings with Shota to discuss the direction of the team and the future of the club.
"As these meetings went on, it became clear our views weren't aligned so we have made the decision to part ways.
"Our focus is now supporting Andy and the squad and finding the best possible candidate to drive this club forward."
Costa will give Wolves bite
Bruno Lage has backed Diego Costa to help Wolves climb into mid-table by the World Cup.
Ex-Chelsea striker Costa, 33, is in line to make his debut in tomorrow's Premier League clash against fellow strugglers West Ham after joining the Molineux outfit as a free agent earlier this month.
And Lage is convinced the former Spain international can provide the goals his side have lacked so far this season.
The Wolves boss said: "I think all the team, you can see now they have a striker training, we can see the good vibes and the good energy comes.
"He gives a lot of energy. We are a different team when we have a striker in front of us.
"We will try to find, and we need to find, the best solutions to get strikers available to play, to score goals, to win games and to put the team in the middle of November in the middle of the table."
Potter without injured duo
Graham Potter must do without injured duo N'Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy when Chelsea visit Crystal Palace tomorrow.
The trip to Selhurst Park will be the first time Potter has managed the Blues in the Premier League.
But the former Brighton boss, 47, has confirmed influential midfielder Kante (hamstring) and first-choice keeper Mendy (knee) are still sidelined.
He said: "They're not available. They're absolutely fine in terms of coming through the rehab stages.
"NG has been on the grass with the team, but not really full training. Edou is a bit further on, but hasn’t had enough to be involved at the weekend. Maybe next week for him."