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Football News: Review Of The Day 20th November 2019

Review Of The Day 20th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Juventus's experienced centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has signed a new deal which runs until 2024.

German midfielder Florian Neuhaus has signed a contract with Borussia Moenchengladbach which expires in 2024.

LA Galaxy winger Cristian Pavon has signed a 1 year deal.

SD Eibar left-back Jose Angel has signed until 2022.

Walsall keeper Liam ROberts has signed a long-term contract extension.

Pablo Hernandez has signed a new deal with Leeds United running until 2022.

 


City Post Record Revenues

For the 5th year in a row Manchester City have posted a record revenue and a profit, according to the club's annual report. City's revenue of £535m and a profit of £10.1m for the 12 months ending June 2019 see the gap closing to city rivals United. The wage-to-revenue ratio is 59%. Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "This outcome represents not just a season, but a decade of hard work. The organisation is now at a level of maturity that enables us to plan on multi-year cycles both in terms of our management of squads and more widely across the business. This strategic planning has allowed us to create an environment in which continued on-pitch success is both possible and likely, and financial sustainability is a reality."

 


State To Pay Same Wages

Edo State government in Nigeria has announced that its men and women teams will be paid the same. The state owns both Bendel Insurance and Edo Queens and will now pay both the same. Deputy governor Philip Shaibu said: "We believe that there should be no discrimination between the male and female teams. Bendel Insurance standard and that of Edo Queens are going to be the same. There will be no gender discrimination among them in terms of welfare, in terms of salary. The plan is to make Edo Queens the highest paid female team in Nigeria. That is what we want to achieve. Imagine Edo Queens have never been relegated but we know about the men's. We are putting both teams on the same scale. The male team have not been able to get to the semi-final of the FA Cup for over 12 years, but Edo Queens have been in the semi-final for the past four years. Why do we now pay Bendel Insurance more than them. Is it because they are women? So we decided that we have to upgrade them to the same level."

 


Spurs Sack Poch

After a season spent trying to get himself the sack, Tottenham Hotspur have finally given him his wish and booted Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: "We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing. It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff - but we do so in the club's best interests. Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us. I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here. We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters."

 


Aussies Ban U23 Quartet

Football Federation Australia (FFA) have banned four of their Under-23 players for "unprofessional conduct" during a night out in Cambodia after there was a complaint from a woman. Three of them, Nathaniel Atkinson, Lachlan Wales and Brandon Wilson have been suspended until 10th August, meaning they will not be able to compete in the Olympics. Captain Riley McGree was banned until 1st April. It has not been revealed exactly what the players did wrong on a night out after a qualifying tournament for the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship.

 


Maradona Quits

Argentinian legend Diego Maradona has quit as manager of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata after less than 3 months in charge. He won three of his eight games in charge to move them off the bottom of the table.

 


Enrique To Return

Luis Enrique stepped down as Spain manager in June, after revealing that his nine year old daughter Xana was seriously ill with bone cancer. Sadly she died in August and Enrique is now set to return to the role, taking charge for Euro 2020.

Written by Tris Burke November 19 2019 21:18:19

 

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