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Football News: Review Of The Day 12th June 2019

Review Of The Day 12th June 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Transfers

Recently released Cardiff City midfielder Stuart O'Keefe has signed for Gillingham on a free transfer.

Seville centre-back Gabriel Mercado has joined Qatari Stars League side Al Rayyan on a free tranfer.

Alexis Blin is moving to Amiens from Toulouse.

Metz have released Jonathan Rivierez and Emmanuel Riviere. Metz have also signed Fabien Centonze from Lens.

Udinese have signed midfielder Mato Jajalo from Palermo on a free transfer.

Brazilian left back Paulo Otavio has joined VfL Wolfsburg from FC Ingolstadt.

VfB Stuttgart have released Dennis Aogo.

Former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur attacker Emmanuel Adebayor has been released by Baseksehir.

Chelsea have sold right-back Ola Aina to Torino for a fee of around £9m.

French defender Cece Franck Pepe has joined Livingston. The 22 year old was a free agent.

Former Aston Villa striker Harry McKirdy has signed for Carlisle United.

Portsmouth midfielder Adam May has joined Swindon Town on loan for the season.

Zeli Ismail has joined Bradford City after being released by Walsall.

Kyle Howkins has signed for Newport County following his release from West Bromwich Albion.

Defender Tom Davies has signed for Bristol Rovers on a free transfer from Coventry City.

Jordan Bowery has made a free transfer move to MK Dons from Crewe Alexandra.

CSKA Sofia have signed Graham Carey from Plymouth Argyle.

 

Leye Takes First Coaching Job

Former Senegal international Mbaye Leye has taken his first coaching job following his retirement from playing at the end of the season. The 36 year old will be on the coaching staff at Standard Liege in Belgium next season. Leye played for Liege between 2010 and 2012 scoring 11 goals in 56 games.

 

Former Newcastle Man Named Player-Manager

Gateshead have turned to former Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson as their new player-manager after Dave Dickson left the club on Monday. Williamson was working as a coach for the club, who were demoted to National League North for breaches of rules on financial reporting, permitted loans and defaulting on creditors.

 

7 England Fans Arrested

Portugese police have revealed that 7 England fans were arrested during the Nations League finals in the country. One was arrested for damaging a vehicle and the other 6 "for hitting police officers". 12 fans were arrested in total, the other 5 being Portugese and eight injuries, five to police officers.

 

Sacked Brighton Staff Complain Of Witch-Hunt

Three members of Brighton & Hove Albion's ground staff have alleged they were denied disciplinary hearings and summarily dismissed after team selections were leaked online. GMB union have hit out at the way the club has acted, saying the decision to sack the trio "stinks". Branch secretary Mark Turner said: "No evidence has been found or presented by the club during this near three-month investigation which links our members to the supposed social media team leaks, yet they dismiss our members without notice. This just stinks and considering this club prides itself on its commitment to the standards, values and expectations set by the Premier League, the way they have treated their staff throughout this witch hunt is simply deplorable and unfair."

 

Fonseca Takes Roma Job

James Pallotta has finally found someone (stupid enough?) to work under him as manager of AS Roma in the shape of Paulo Fonseca. Fonseca has left Shakhtar Donetsk to take charge of the Serie A giants who have been in complete disarray in recent years.

 

Rio Named FA Ambassador For Euro 2020

Rio Ferdinand has been named as the FA's lead ambassador for Euro 2020 (whatever that is) and immediately set to work trying to get himself a different job. After being announced Ferdinand talked up his chances of taking the technical director role at Manchester United.

 

Messi World's Highest Paid Athlete

Last year's highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped out of the top 10, leaving footballing trio Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr to head the highest paid athlete list according to Forbes.
Top 10
1. Lionel Messi $127m (£99.8m)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo $109m (£85.6m)
3. Neymar $105m (£82.5m)
4. Canelo Alvarez $94m (£73.8m) Boxing
5. Roger Federer $93.4m (£73.3) Tennis
6. Russell Wilson $89.5m (£70.3m) American Football
7. Aaron Rodgers $89.3m £70.1m) American Football
8. LeBron James $89m (£69.9m) Basketball
9. Stephen Curry $79.8m (£62.7m) Basketball
10. Kevin Durant $65.4m (£51.3m) Basketball
Paul Pogba is the next highest earning footballer, at number 44 on the list, just a couple of places ahead of Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez slips in at 53, two ahead of French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, who is another two ahead of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

 

Oldham Turn To Former Monaco Coach

Oldham Athletic have finally replaced Paul Scholes as head coach with the former boss of Monaco Laurent Banide. Banide has spent most of his coaching career in the Gulf, recently working as manager of Qatari side Umm Salal.

Written by Tris Burke June 12 2019 06:25:03

 

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