Month: May 2018

Lampard, Gerrard pick up managerial roles.

From the studio to the dug out, Chelsea and Liverpool legends, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have picked up managerial roles. While Lampard, who announced his retirement from professional football in February 2017 following spells with Manchester City and MLS club New York City FC was confirmed as new manager of Derby County on a three-year-deal at Pride Park, Gerrard will join Ranger this summer, as coach penning a four-year deal. Lampard who was told the club website: “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity. I...

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Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid manager

Talk about leaving when the ovation is loudest! Less than a week after guiding Los Blancos to three straight Champions League titles, Zinedine Zidane is stepping down as Real Madrid manager. Announcing his decision in Madrid on Thursday morning, the former French footballer said, “I have taken the decision to not continue into the next season. For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. It was not an easy decision. He continued, “This is my decision. Maybe it’s a mistake. But I feel it’s time. If I don’t think that we can keep winning then it’s...

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Egyptian lawyer files €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos for challenge on Mohamed Salah

The things you read online! An Egyptian Lawyer, Bassem Wahba has sued Sergio Ramos for €1 billion for “the physical and psychological pain he caused Mohamed Salah and Egyptians”, by hurting his shoulder during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Kiev last Saturday. Salah left the pitch in tears after less than half an hour having suffered a n injury on the shoulder. His team later lost 3-1. Lawyer Bassem Wahba confirmed his intention on Egyptian television. “Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions. I’ve filed a lawsuit and a...

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Andres Iniesta signs for J.League side Vissel Kobe

Barcelona legend, Andrés Iniesta has signed for the Japanese side Vissel Kobe after ending his 22 year-old Barcelona career. He will reportedly earn $30m (£22.5m) annually on a three-year deal. The 34-year-old midfielder who played his last match for the La Liga champions last Saturday against Real Sociedad appeared at a news conference at a central Tokyo hotel on Thursday along with Kobe’s billionaire owner, Hiroshi Mikitani. “I’m pleased to announce, that Andrés Iniesta will be signing up play with Vissel Kobe after his historic career at Barcelona.” Mikitani said. “For me this is a very special day. This is an important challenge for me. My family is...

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Reactions trail the appointment of Unai Emery as new Arsenal head coach

Arsenal today announced their decision to appoint 46-year-old Unai Emery as their new head coach. The three-year deal is reportedly worth £5m a season. He takes over from Arsene Wenger who stepped down last month after a 22 year-old spell. According to Arsenal, the former Sevilla coach has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us...

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Andres Iniesta says goodbye to Barcelona in the most heart-melting way.

Permit me to pour out my feelings in this post. I am a Barca fan and this week has been intensely emotional for me. So, one of our legends at Nou Camp, Andres Iniesta left the club this week after a 22 year-spell and tributes from colleagues, friends and footballers all over the world have left most of us teary-eyed. Of course, Barcelona gave him a befitting farewell party. Shortly after his last game for the club, Iniesta stayed on the pitch bare footed, relieving his moments as a player. The images are heart-melting.       And then the...

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Unai Emery is the new Arsenal boss in-waiting

According to reports, Arsenal will appoint Unai Emery as their new manager and successor to Arsene Wenger. This development is coming days after the club made a decision not to offer Mikel Arteta the role at the Emirates Stadium. The 46 year-old led Almería into La Liga for the first time, finishing 8th the following season. He also took Valencia to three consecutive 3rd place finishes in La Liga and is a three-time consecutive Europa League winner with Sevilla. PSG won the domestic treble under him this season. He is to be announced as Arsenal’s new manager within the next 48...

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