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Mason Mount's future at Chelsea remains uncertain
Mason Mount's future at Chelsea remains uncertain

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Better times ahead

Mason Mount thanked the Chelsea faithful for their support after Frank Lampard's side finished their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle. 

With Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter sacked during a turbulent season, club legend Frank Lampard was appointed as interim boss in early April. 

But he failed to breathe life into the bloated squad he inherited and the Blues finished a lowly 12th in the Premier League. 

Mount, who saw his campaign curtailed by injury, said on Instagram: "It's fair to say it's been an up and down season but your support has never dipped. 

"Travelling all around the country, you were with us every step of the way and at times we didn't deserve you. 

"But now it's time to have a break and recover. Thank you and enjoy your summer."

It remains to be seen where England international Mount, 24, will ply his trade next season as contract talks with Chelsea have stalled. 

Bring it on

Unai Emery is relishing Aston Villa's European campaign. 

The Villans finished seventh in the Premier League courtesy of yesterday's 2-1 win over Brighton to secure a place in the Europa Conference League next season. 

And Emery, 51, cannot wait for the new challenge. He said: "We have an ambitious objective, we are trying to build a strong spirit and a structure.

"We have time to work more next season and we have one more competition to play — it is another option for a trophy.

"I want it. I have played in Europe for 15 years and it is fantastic to have it."

Time for change

Ryan Mason knows Tottenham have plenty of work to do before next season
Ryan Mason knows Tottenham have plenty of work to do before next season

Ryan Mason admits Tottenham face a crucial summer after missing out on European football. 

Interim boss Mason saw his side hammer Leeds 4-1 at Elland Road yesterday but the victory was not enough to secure a top-seven finish, with Spurs finishing eighth on 60 points. 

And with the club seemingly no closer to appointing a new permanent manager, the future remains uncertain. 

Mason, 31, said: "There are huge decisions to make for this football club. We need to understand where we want to go and who we want to be.

"I don't know what people think the best is. The best isn't necessarily the best option. 

"The most important thing for any football club is to have an identity, know who you are and who you want to be and stick to that."

A season to be proud of

Matt Beard will fondly remember Liverpool's first season back in the Women's Super League but admits there is room for improvement. 

The Reds finished seventh in the table, seven points behind Merseyside rivals Everton, after losing their final game of the campaign 1-0 to Manchester United. 

And Beard said: "It has been a long season and I'm pleased with what we achieved. 

"We have beaten two out of the top four sides at Prenton Park this season and not many teams do that, so we have done OK. 

"We had numerous issues injury-wise, which I think had a big impact in most of the season. 

"But not many teams who come up from the Championship finish seventh in the WSL. 

"If you look at United, who were fighting for the title, it has taken them four years to get to this point. 

"From our end it's about bridging that gap again next season and making sure we improve."

Bad decisions

Ex-boss Neil Redfearn believes mismanagement in the boardroom has ultimately caught up with Leeds.

The Whites were relegated from the Premier League yesterday and now face a battle to bounce straight back from the Championship next season. 

Redfearn, who had three spells as caretaker manager at Elland Road, told BBC Radio Leeds: "Since Marcelo Bielsa left, some of the big decisions have fallen woefully short. 

"The recruitment, the managers trying to evolve the team. We've been having a go at the players but they are just not good enough at this level. 

"It's not their fault they have been recruited. As we look back now, it was very hasty to get rid of Marcelo."


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