BBC Sports speaks to Ian Burchnall who could not get a job in English football, but is head coach at Ostersunds in the Swedish top flight.
Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain with Nice for the season, having looked set to leave.
Axel Witsel’s injury-time goal on his debut saves Borussia Dortmund from a shock German Cup exit to second-tier Greuther Furth.
Paris St-Germain want Barcelona’s Rakitic, Loftus-Cheek could move to Spain, Henry eyeing Bordeaux job, Everton pair bound for Boro.
• ‘The lads told me this is the kind of game against United’
• New defender expects Anfield on Saturday to be much harder
Brighton’s Leon Balogun has said that he was surprised by Manchester United’s slow football in the 3-2 defeat to his new club on Sunday.
Albion’s centre-back was under the impression that the Premier League would be faster than the Bundesliga after leaving Mainz on a free transfer, although his observations about United’s attacking approach probably revealed more about José Mourinho’s methods than the overall state of English football.
The addition of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson has given Jürgen Klopp’s side a more solid look than in previous seasons
On a testing night for Liverpool at a raucous Selhurst Park, fans of dramatic title races were pleased to witness further confirmation that Jürgen Klopp’s speedsters remain the best bet to keep pace with Manchester City. Even at this early stage none of the other pretenders look as ready as Liverpool to sprint alongside Pep Guardiola’s champions now that steel accompanies their raw ability.
In its own defiant way, this slender, bitty, draining victory over Crystal Palace was even more impressive than last week’s humiliation of West Ham. Liverpool, who already know they cannot let City out of their sights for a single second, were rarely at their dizzying best and they had to be tough to withstand Palace’s physical onslaught after James Milner’s penalty. There is a different feel to this team, a more robust vibe after years of flakiness, a sense that they are learning how to win ugly.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he “feels sorry” for his players after a “potential good result was taken from them” in a 2-0 defeat by Liverpool.
Brighton striker Glenn Murray says Premier League “hype” is preventing talented players from lower leagues realising their potential in England.
Liverpool have the potential to “play even better football” despite beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
Atletico Madrid have to settle for a draw after Rodrigo equalises for Valencia in the sides’ opening La Liga fixture.