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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th June 2019

Review Of The Day 9th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Transfers

Stade Reims have paid over £3m for Belgian centre-back Bjorn Engels from Olympiakos.

German defender Julian Borner has made a free transfer move to Sheffield Wednesday from Arminia Bielefeld.

Liverpool have released Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Manchester United have released striker James Wilson.

Veteran Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has been released by Watford, along with centre backs Tommie Hoban and Miguel Britos.

Spanish midfielder Fede Vico has moved to Granada from Leganes for less than £250,000.

Tottenham Hotspur have released Fernando Llorente.

Gillingham have signed full-back Lee Hodson following his release from Rangers.

Nicky Devlin has moved to Livingston after rejecting a deal to stay with Walsall.

 

Adkins Quits Tigers

Hull City will be searching for a new head coach after former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has decided to leave the club after rejecting a new contract offer. Adkins had rescued Hull from relegation trouble and lifted them into mid-table last season but, despite being willing to take a large pay cut, was unhappy with the owners' plans for the future. Adkins stated on social media: "After much careful consideration I have decided that our futures are not aligned."

 

COSAFA Cup Heading To Zambia

The COSAFA Cup, the annual championship for southern African national teams, has been won once more by Zambia, their fifth success in the tournament. Zambia beat Botswana 1-0 in the final.

 

Karim Given Sexual Abuse Ban

Keramuudin Karim, the former president of the Afghan Football Federation, has been given a lifetime ban and fined 1m Swiss francs by FIFA for "sexually abusing" players in the Afghan women's team. An ethics committee decided he was guilty of "abusing his position" and found him guilty of "repeated" sexual abuse over a time period between 2013-18. Karim was suspended from his post as president in December after allegations from players and the former head coach, American Kelly Lindsey.

 

Montenegro Sack Coach For Missing Game

Diplomatic pressure in the former Yugoslav countries of Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo have caused more problems in the sporting arena, as Montenegro sack their Serbian head coach for refusing to take charge of a European Championship qualifier against Kosovo. Serbian authorities have reportedly been pressurising Ljubisa Tumbakovic as they do not recognise the independence of Kosovo. As a result of the pressure from the authorities Tumbakovic refused to take charge of the game and two Serbian-born players, Filip Stojkovic and Mirko Ivanic, pulled out of the squad. A statement from Montenegro said: "The executive board made a unanimous decision to relieve Tumbakovic of his duties after he decided not to be in charge of the national team for the match. Apart from being an unpleasant surprise, Tumbakovic's move also constitutes a breach of his professional duties stipulated by his contract. Things which have nothing to do with sports have defeated sports and football on this occasion."

 

Edinburgh Sadly Passes Away

A heart attack has taken Leyton Orient's manager Justin Edinburgh at the age of just 49. Edinburgh had led Orient back into the EFL last season and was taken to hospital on Monday but they were unable to save him. Edinburgh was a left-back who progressed from Southend United to Tottenham Hotspur, where he won the FA Cup, before a spell at Portsmouth. Since retiring he has been building a managerial career in the non-league and lower league ranks. Orient were the second club he had taken into the EFL after guiding Newport County to promotion in 2013. Orient chairman Nigel Travis said: "We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy. All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments. The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever. All our thoughts are with Justin's wife Kerri and their children Charlie and Cydnie." A sad loss of one of football's nice guys.

Written by Tris Burke June 09 2019 05:44:45

 

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