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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th May 2018

Review Of The Day 11th May 2018
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Review of the Day

 

Ross In Ipswich Talks

The PFA Scotland Manager of the Year, Jack Ross, has been granted permission by his current club, St Mirren, to talk to Ipswich Town about taking over there from Mick McCarthy. 41 year old Ross rejected an offer from Barnsley in February to stay with the Buddies and steer them to promotion to the SPFL with a 12 point winning margin.

 

Gross Zamalek Deal Ended

Christian Gross, the Swiss manager who turned up at Tottenham Hotspur waving a ticket stub from the London Underground, has seen his two year deal to manage Egypt's Zamalek fall through. Gross's representative, Mohamed Habshi said: "The deal between the coach and Zamalek collapsed after we reached an agreement they refused our terms. The deal collapsed on the Zamalek side as we could not accept their proposal." Gross would have been the club's 24th coach since 2014.

 

Holloway Leaves QPR

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway has left the club, ending his second spell in charge after 18 months with the London side. QPR finished safely in 16th in the Championship, after narrowly avoiding relegation last season. Chief executive Lee Hoos said: "We are hugely grateful to Ian for his incredible efforts during his time with us. He joined us at a critical stage as we looked to reduce the wage bill, bring in younger talent and remain competitive on the pitch. That is no easy task and it was down to his desire, love for the club and hard work that he achieved those goals." If he has achieved the goals set for him by the club, then why has he been sacked with a year left on his deal?

 

Transfer Round Up

Stockport County midfielder James Ball has signed for Stevenage after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the 22 year old.

League Two (currently at least) side Coventry City have signed Zain Westbrooke on a free transfer, though the 21 year old will not be eligible to play in their play off games this season. The midfielder leaves Brentford after playing just once for the Bees.

Harry Pell has left Cheltenham Town to sign for Colchester United for an undisclosed fee. It had been known for a while that a deal had been done for the 26 year old former Eastleigh midfielder to move this summer, but the identity of buying club Colchester has just been revealed.

35 year old veteran midfielder Paul Green has signed for Crewe Alexandra following his release from Oldham Athletic. Crewe have also released four players, Zoumana Bakayogo, Ross Woodcock, Chris Dagnall and Daniel Udoh.

 

Swansea Manager To Leave At The End Of The Season

The endlessly cheery Carlos Carvalhal will leave Swansea City at the end of the season after a run of eight games without a win relegated the club to the Championship, barring some freak results. The Swans have not scored a goal in six of their last eight matches as poor recruitment and choices by the board have left the club going backwards, despite new owners. Swansea City Supporters' Trust, who own 20% of the club, have called on chairman Huw Jenkins to resign.

 

Chelsea Face FA Charge

Chelsea have been charged following an incident at half-time in their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town. Players and manager Antonio Conte haragued referee Lee Mason after he blew the whistle for half-time before Chelsea could take a corner. They have been charged with failing to ensure their players "conducted themselves in an orderly fashion".

 

Turan Gets 16 Game Ban

31 year old Turkish international Arda Turan had signed for Basaksehir on a two and a half season loan from Barcelona, after struggling for first team football with the Catalans. With Basaksehir leading 1-0 Turan, unhappy with a decision, confronted an assistant referee and pushed him with both hands. He was shown a red card but continued to protest the initial decision. Turan received a 10 match ban for attacking the assistant, three for insulting him and a further three for threatening him. He was also fined 39,000 Turkish lira. His actions proved costly on the pitch as Sivaspor scored a late equaliser to end the game 1-1.

 

European Super League Inevitable Claims Wenger

Outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that he believes a European super league is 'inevitable'. "In a few years you will certainly have a European league over the weekends. It is inevitable. Why? First of all, to share money between the big clubs and small clubs will become a problem. The big clubs will say: 'if two smaller clubs are playing each other nobody wants to watch it. People want to watch quality. So we have to share the money but nobody is interested in you'. A domestic league will certainly play Tuesday, Wednesday. I think that is the next step we will see."

 

Rooney Agrees MLS Deal

The Everton homecoming for Wayne Rooney has not gone smoothly for the former England captain and he has now agreed a deal to join Major League Soccer side DC United. No contracts have yet been signed, but everything is in place for him to move to the US in the summer.

 

Renato Sanches Releases Emojis

Less than 24 hours after Swansea City were all but confirmed to be relegated from the Premier League, on-loan Renato Sanches was plugging his own personal line of emojis on his Instagram account. Not content with being completely unfit, utterly useless and constantly injured, the Portugese midfielder, borrowed from Bayern Munich, decided to annoy the Swans' fans even further than his pass to an advertising hoarding did with the timing of his announcement. I am just wondering what kind of emojis could he have available, perhaps a donkey to match his quality on the pitch? A look of embarrassment when misplacing a 2 yard pass? Maybe a 'I had to borrow my shirt from Neil Ruddock' face? An injury room emoji for his home-from-home? Shame the turd one is already done or he could have used that to sum up his performances....

 

Ziganda To Leave Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed that coach Jose Angel Ziganda will leave the club at the end of the season. Ziganda was only appointed last May to replace Ernesto Valverde, who left to take charge of Barcelona.

Written by Tris Burke May 11 2018 06:51:36