Football News: Review Of The Day 10th May 2018

Review Of The Day 10th May 2018
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Review of the Day


Staff Fined For Tape Cover Up

The backroom staff at Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande, China's most successful club, have been fined after their actions were deemed to be "seriously damaging the club brand". Their crime was the heinous one of not having a spare shirt ready to hand after defender Zhang Linpeng suffered a nose bleed and covered his number 5 in blood in the first half. Initially they covered up the name and numeral one on a number 15 shirt while they found a correct shirt but this expedient solution to the problem did not go down well with the club. General manager Gao Han and four other members of the backroom staff were fined for their "lack of sense of responsibility".


Moyes Rejects Prem Club To Stay With Hammers

David Moyes has claimed that he is not worried about his future with West Ham United as he has already rejected one offer from a Premier League rival during the season. While the former Everton man did not reveal which club made him an offer, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Watford, Stoke City and Southampton have all changed manager since Moyes took charge at the Hammers. Moyes said: "I could have joined a Premier League club during the season here, when I was West Ham manager. I chose not to. But I've got other things if it's not renewed. It's not a problem. I think my record, the amount of games I've had, the amount of wins I've got, probably apart from two or three managers there's nobody who's got a better win ratio. We have always said we will talk after the end of the season so we will wait until then. It's always the way I wanted it and I won't change my views until we get the last two games out of the way. We are putting things in place, like pre-season, as much as we can, but ultimately I have got a decision to make and the club has as well."


Alves Fears Missing World Cup

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian right back Dani Alves has suffered a knee injury that will rule him out for at least three weeks. Alves is hoping to avoid surgery which would rule him out of the summer's World Cup.


Jose Expects Pogba To Stay

The manager of Manchester United, Jose Mourinho, has said that he has "a feeling" that Paul Pogba will stay with the club for next season, despite being heavily linked with a move away. Mourinho said: "I think he's going to be here next season. That's my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don't want him to leave, that the club doesn't want to sell him, and I can give you the guarantee that we don't have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. In this moment, for me, he's staying, yes."


Fergie Out Of Intensive Care

More good news for fans of Man Utd as their legendary former manager Alex Ferguson has come out of intensive care to continue his rehabilitation following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrage at the weekend. The 76 year old will remain as an inpatient in Salford Royal Hospital and his family have requested "vital" privacy to aid him in his recovery.


Bayern Youngster Signs New Deal

Bayern Munich academy graduat Mertian Shabani has tied his future to the Bavarian giants until 2020. The 19 year old attacking midfielder made his debut for Bayern last month after 12 years in the club's youth system.


World Cup Coaches Wages Revealed

The wages of the coaches set to compete in the forthcoming World Cup have been revealed and show that, bizarrely, that Didier Deschamps, despite being more of a hindrance than a help to France's hopes of lifting the trophy once more, is the joint second-highest paid manager at the tournament.
1. Joachim Low (Germany) £3.31m
2= Tite (Brazil) £3.02m
2= Didier Deschamps (France) £3.02m
4. Julian Lopetegui (Spain) £2.58m
5. Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia) £2.21m
6. Fernando Santos (Portugal) £1.91m
7= Carlos Queiroz (Iran) £1.91m
7= Gareth Southgate (England) £1.69m
9. Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina) £1.55m
10. Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay) £1.47m
11= Hector Cuper (Egypt) £1.30m
11= Jose Peckerman (Colombia) £1.30m
13. Juan Pizzi (Saudi Arabia) £1.23m
14. Bert van Marwijk (Australia) £1.03m
15. Ricardo Gareca (Peru) £960,000
16. Juan Osorio (Mexico) £880,000
17= Age Hareide (Denmark) £810,000
17= Akira Nishino (Japan) £810,000
17= Roberto Martinez (Belgium) £810,000
20. Vladimir Petkovic (Switzerland) £740,000
21. Herve Renard (Morocco) £681,000
22. Helmir Hallgrimsson (Iceland) £611,000
23. Zlatko Dalic (Croatia) £478,500
24. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria) £436,600
25= Janne Andersson (Sweden) £392,500
25= Shin Tae-yong (South Korea) £392,500
27. Hernan Gomez (Panama) £349,000
28= Nabil Maaloul (Tunisia) £305,500
28= Oscar Ramirez (Costa Rica) £305,500
30. Mladen Krstajic (Serbia) £261,400
31. Adam Nawalka (Poland) £235,600
32. Allou Cisse (Senegal) £174,500


Cristiano Ronaldo To Be Part Of New Animated Series

Brand new animated series 'Striker Force 7' will have the involvement of Real Madrid's Portugal international superstar CR7, Cristiano Ronaldo, in its creation. A Ronaldo statement read: "I have always been a fan of superheroes and I'm thrilled to help to create this new animated series. In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same and that's why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans."


Roberto Gets Four Game Ban

Barcelona's Sergi Roberto has been given a four match ban for striking Real Madrid's Marcelo during the weekend's El Classico. Roberto was shown a red card in first half injury time for an off the ball tussle with Marcelo.

Written by Tris Burke May 10 2018 06:47:19