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Football News: Review Of The Day 29th May 2021

Review Of The Day 29th May 2021
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Review of the Day


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Peterborough United goalkeeper Christy Pym has signed a new 3-year deal with the newly promoted Championship side.

Stevenage midfielder Charlie Carter has signed a new contract.

Millwall forward Mason Bennett has signed a new "long-term" deal with the Lions.

Nothampton Town midfielder Scott Pollock has signed a 1-year contract.

Bolton Wanderers duo Alex Baptiste and Andrew Tutte have signed one-year deals with the Trotters.

Ben Coker has signed a new contract with Stevenage.

After leading Bolton Wanderers to automatic promotion from League Two, manager Ian Evatt has been awarded with a new three-year contract.



Matthew Pennington has signed on a free transfer for Shrewsbury Town from Everton.

Bolton Wanderers have signed Dapo Afolayan from West Ham United.

Tranmere Rovers former Everton youngster James Vaughan has retired from playing at the age of 32. The striker had been struggling with a knee injury.

Bournemouth have released Jack Wilshere.

Connor Shields has joined Motherwell on a free transfer from Queen of the South.

Tottenham Hotspur have released Danny Rose, Kazaiah Sterling and Pablo Gazzaniga.

One-time Burnley record signing Robbie Brady has been released.

AC Milan have signed French goalkeeper Mike Maignan from new Ligue 1 champions LOSC Lille for just under £12m.

Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer has joined Rapid Vienna on a free transfer from Stoke City.

West Bromwich Albion have released Lee Peltier, Charlie Austin, Kyle Edwards, Hal Robson-Kanu, Kamil Grosicki and Branislav Ivanovic.

Barry Douglas has been released by Leeds United.

Celta de Vigo have released David Junca.

Marcel Schmelzer has been let go by Borussia Dortmund.

Cadiz have signed Varazdat Haroyan on a free transfer from FC Astana.

Former West Ham United youngster Sead Haksabanovic has moved to Rubin Kazan for a £5.4m fee from Norrkoping.

Liverpool have signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £36m.

Luton Town have released Kazenga LuaLua, George Moncur, Brendan Galloway and Harry Isted.

Former Liverpool youngster Mikel San Jose has left Birmingham City by mutual consent.

Middlesbrough have released Marvin Johnson, Britt Assombalonga, Jordan Archer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Ashley Fletcher.

Aston Villa have let Tom Heaton, Ahmed Elmohamady and Neil Taylor go.

David Alaba has signed for Real Madrid on a free transfer from Bayern Munich.


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Managerial Changes

Southend United's academy manager Ricky Duncan has been promoted to be the club's director of football.

England's Under-16s head coach Rob Edwards has been appointed as Forest Green Rovers new head coach.

Sheffield United have turned to former Watford and Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic to replace Chris Wilder. Jokanovic was in charge at Qatari side Al-Gharafa this season.

Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his head coach role at Real Madrid for the second time. The 48-year old failed to pick up a trophy this season, losing La Liga on the final day to cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid.

After becoming the first Juventus manager to fail to win Serie A since 2012, Andrea Pirlo has been sacked. Massimiliano Allegri has been brought back to replace him. Allegri won 5 Serie A titles in a row between 2014-19 but has been out of work since leaving Juve in 2019.

Mark Cooper has been appointed as new Barrow boss. The 52-year-old had been sacked by Forest Green Rovers in April.

Falkirk have appointed Aberdeen coach Paul Sheerin as their new manager.

Congo have named Belgian coach Paul Put as their new national team manager. Put has served a three-year ban for involvement in a Belgian match-fixing scandal.

Celtic have to restart their manager search after Eddie Howe turned them down.

Napoli have appointed Luciano Spalletti to replace Gennaro Gattuso, who left after finishing 5th, outside the Champions League places. Gattuso has since taken over at Fiorentina. Spalletti has been out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan in 2019, but has won two Italian Cups and a Super Cup with Roma as well as Russian league titles with Zenit St Petersburg.


Disciplinary Charges

Nike have revealed that they dumped Neymar after he "refused to co-operate in a good faith investigation". The Paris Saint-Germain forward was being investigated for sexual assault after a Nike employee claimed that he tried to force her to give him oral sex in 2016. Nike said that their investigation was inconclusive but Neymar's lack of co-operation saw them split from the Brazilian that they had worked with for a number of years. Since then Neymar has been accused of rape in 2019, a case that was dropped due to lack of evidence.

Ryan Giggs will go on trial at Manchester Crown Court on 24th January accused of headbutting his ex-girlfriend and controlling and coercive behaviors. He has also been charged of common assault against her younger sister.

Coventry City's transfer embargo has been lifted by the English Football League. They had been placed under an embargo after failing to submit their accounts by February, but have now submitted them. Coventry were one of a number of clubs who filed their accounts late in line with Government guidelines due to the pandemic.

Inter Miami, the Major League Soccer franchise part-owned by David Beckham, has been fined a record $2m (£1.4m) for breaching the competition's rules. The MLS investigated the signing of Blaise Matuidi from Juventus last year and found that they had breached regulations. Matuidi was paid more than the maximum allowed to a non-designated player, effectively giving Inter Miami four designated players, rather than the permitted three. An MLS statement read: "The violations also included undisclosed agreements that resulted in the underreporting of salary budget amounts for players Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Nicolas Figal and Julian Carranzay. These sanctions reflect the severity of Inter Miami's violations." The franchise has also been given a reduction of $2,271,250 (£1.6m) in the amount it can spend on players in the 2022 and 2023 season. Managing owner Jorge Mas has been fined $250,000 and former chief executive and sporting director Paul McDonough has been suspended until the end of the 2022 season.



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Written by Tris Burke May 30 2021 05:20:45


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