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Football News: Review Of The Day 8th April 2019

Review Of The Day 8th April 2019
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Review of the Day


Malawi On The Hunt For New Manager

The African nation of Malawi are searching for a new manager after their current one was let go following the end of his 2 year contract. Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden won just two of his 21 competitive matches in charge. A Football Association of Malawi (FAM) statemement read: "The executive committee resolved to adopt the recommendation of the technical committee not to renew the contract of the national coach based on poor results of the Malawi national team."


Leukemia Not Stopping Caparros

Sevilla's head coach Joaquin Caparros has revealed that he has been diagnosed with acute leukemia after his team beat Real Valladolid 2-0. The 63 year old has no intention of letting it stop him from working saying: "I have caught it early and can live a normal life. I am not receiving any treatment. I want to enjoy my work. I want to enjoy the opportunity the chairman and the board have given me and enjoy coaching in every sense. I'm more determined than ever. I won't talk about the subject more. But I want to make sure everyone remains calm." Last season, then head coach Eduardo Berizzo was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in November 2017, a month later he was sacked after returning from surgery.


Daniels Out For 6 Months

AFC Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels has been ruled out of action for 6 months after knee surgery. Manager Eddie Howe said: "Charlie has picked up a really bad-looking injury regarding his kneecap. He has had an operation and will be out for some time." The 32 year old rose up from League One with the Cherries.


Pukki Gets EFL Honour

Norwich City's top scorer with 26 goals, Finland's Teemu Pukki, has been handed the Championship Player of the Season award. The 29 year old, who also has 9 assists, has played a big part in the Canaries rise to the top of the division. Young full-back Max Aarons made it a double for Norwich as he picked up the gong for Young Player of the Season. Luton Town striker James Collins won the League One Player of the Season, while League Two's award went to Tranmere Rovers' James Norwood.


Rabiot Suspended

Paris Saint-Germain have bizarrely decided to punish Adrien Rabiot by suspending him, despite already telling him that he would not get picked this season anyway, so what are they actually suspending him from? The ridiculous punishment, which just proves what a laughing stock of a brand they are, is for six days and was in response to him liking a Patrice Evra post on social media after Manchester United beat PSG.


Rummenigge Looks To Kahn To Replace Him

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who thankfully is stepping down as Bayern Munich CEO in 2021, so we hopefully will no longer have to listen to his idiotic comments about the game all the time, is planning on training up former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to replace him. Rummenigge told reporters: "Yes, I will stop. This is also a good time to hand over the baton to Oli Kahn. The plan is for Olli to succeed me. He should be trained by me. He has been a very important player in Bavaria, he has taken a second educational path and is already on the road in business. The board has already given the go-ahead and I trust Olli. It's important that you build an incredible network. It used to be easier, now you jump in the water and you have to swim right away, the media world is very different. I think he will end up swimming very well, and I'll hopefully go into that deserved retirement."


Matuidi Hits Out At Attitude To Racism

After once more being the subject of racist abuse while playing for Juventus against Cagliari, French midfielder Blaise Matuidi said that "this is not a world I want my children to see". Matuidi also called for more action on racism as he continued: It's sad. It happened to me last year in this stadium and we cannot tolerate it. You can tell me: 'maybe it's not racist, they just want to unsettle you'. No. These are things you do not say and must be punished. I could not calm down. I did not want to ignore it. You have to fight it. We can't allow this any more. We must have the courage to end it. These are stupid people. They should never be allowed to come to the stadium again." Matuidi also confirmed that he spoke to the referee about bringing the game to a halt, which a referee has the power to do but refused to act. Matuidi said: "I thought he made the wrong decision, but, when I spoke to him, he did not understand."

Written by Tris Burke April 08 2019 05:33:14


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