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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th April 2019

Review Of The Day 11th April 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

AZ Alkmaar have given young winger Calvin Stengs a new deal which runs until 2023.

La Liga's CD Alaves have agreed a new contract with left-back Ruben Duarte which also runs until 2023.

Teenage PSV Eindhoven striker Joel Piroe's new deal runs until 2022.

Werder Bremen have signed new deals with the Eggestein brothers, Maximilian and Jojo.

 

Transfers

Former West Ham United forward Modibo Maiga has been released by Thai League side Buriram United.

Free agent former Middlesbrough winger Carlos de Pena has a new club after he signed for Dynamo Kyiv.

 

Erras Claims Premier League Interest

Midfielder Patrick Erras, whose contract with 1.FC Nuremberg expires in 2020, has claimed that clubs from the English Premier League have spoken to his advisor, as well as other Bundesliga clubs, amid reports of interest from Newcastle United. The 24 year old said: "My contract expires in 2020, of course you're worrying about it. I can confirm that clubs from the Premier League and the Bundesliga have already approached my adviser. My first point of contact, though, will always remain the 'club.' I owe an infinite debt to that Club. But, of course, at 24, you also have to think about what the next step in a professional career has to look like. Sometimes a change of scenery does a young player good."

 

Derby & Leicester Face FA Charges

The Football Association have charge Derby County with failing to control their players during their 3-3 draw with Brentford on Saturday. Derby players surrounded the referee in the 48th minute after Ashley Cole was booked for diving in the box. Leicester City have also been charged by the FA, this time for the way the players reacted to a penalty that was given. Referee David Coote awarded Huddersfield Town a penalty on Sunday for a foul by Caglar Soyuncu on Karlan Grant and a number of Leicester players surrounded Coote and argued with the linesman over the decision.

 

Nigerian Oil Tycoon Steps In For Chukwu

Billionaire oil tycoon Femi Otedola has agreed to pay the US$50,000 costs for former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu's medical treatment. The Nigerian Football Federation had promised to help too, but Chukwu he was still fighting for unpaid salary 3 years after losing his job as national coach, Otedola's gesture of support will have come as a huge relief to his family, who had raised just $4,200 since reports of his condition were made public.

 

Milan Face European Ban

AC Milan are facing a 1 year ban from Europe, just 9 months after getting a 2-year ban, UEFA had imposed on them for Financial Fair Play breaches, overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Milan had been found guilty of breaking spending rules between 2015 and 2017 but appealed the ban successfully. Milan are now appealing against the new ban.

 

Over 100 Arrested In Amsterdam

Dutch police arrested over 140 'fans' before Ajax played Juventus in the Champions League last night. Weapons and fireworks were confiscated as crowd trouble erupted outside the Johan Cruyff Arena ahead of kick-off. Water cannons were used to break up groups of supporters as the police looked to stop the trouble.

 

Lehmann Sacked

Former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann has been sacked from his role as assistant manager of Augsburg after the club appointed Martin Schmidt as new head coach. Lehmann left a coaching position with the Gunners last summer in the post-Wenger era shake up that saw Unai Emery take charge.

 

Rose To Take Over Moenchengladbach

Highly rated young manager Marco Rose has been confirmed as the head coach of Borussia Moenchengladbach from next season. Rose, who is currently leading RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, will take over in the summer. Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl said: "In the last six years, Marco Rose has done great work in Salzburg, and we're delighted that he'll be with us from the coming season." Rose's RBS are currently 9 points clear at the top of the league after winning it last season and reaching the Europa League semi-finals.

 

Grindel Quits UEFA And FIFA

Reinhard Grindel set a record for the shortest presidential tenure in the German FA's history after being criticised for the German team performances, his handling of Mesut Ozil's exit from the team and his love of commercial gimmicks were then added to by Der Spiegel revealing he had accepted a £5,000 watch as a gift from ex-Ukrainian FA president Grigoriy Surkis and that he was receiving an undeclared salary from a German FA subsidiary. After resigning from the German FA, he has now followed that up by leaving his roles with UEFA and FIFA with immediate effect.

Written by Tris Burke April 11 2019 06:56:29

 

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