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Football News: Review Of The Day 26th December 2020

Review Of The Day 26th December 2020
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Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has denied there is any truth in media rumours of an approach for star midfielder Yves Bissouma. Potter said: "As I've said before, just because it's in the newspaper, doesn't necessarily mean it's true. My focus on Yves is how I can help him improve and I think he's still got some improvement to do. That's my focus with him, to try and help him reach his full potential."


Injury Round-Up

Positive covid tests have seen Hull City pull out of their game with Lincoln City scheduled for the 29th December. Their game v Sunderland had already been postponed due to an outbreak in the Mackems' squad.

Scott Parker will miss Fulham's match with Southampton on Boxing Day as he has had to go into self-isolation following a positive covid test in his household.

Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker's constant breaking of lockdown guidelines has caught up with him as he has tested positive for cv along with teammate Gabriel Jesus. The pair, along with two other members of staff, are in isolation.


Managerial Changes

Paris Saint-Germain have made no official statement, but it has been reported that they have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel, which seemed to be confirmed by Kylian Mbappe on social media.


Disciplinary Charges



Killie Legend Passes Away

Legendary former Kilmarnock player and manager David Sneddon has died at the age of 84. Sneddon won the league with Killie in 1965, scoring on the season's final day to help clinch the title. He also managed the Scottish club between 1977 and 1981. He was also Killie's first ever player to come on in a match as a substitute in 1967, replacing Jim McFadzean against Dunfermline Athletic in a Scottish League Cup tie. Sneddon also played for Preston North End, Dundee and Raith Rovers, as well as managing Stranraer.


Sunderland To Change Hands Again

Stewart Donald is set to sell his controlling interest in League One side Sunderland to Kyril Louis-Dreyfus. Donald, who currently owns 74% of the Mackems, said on the club's website: "It's been no secret that I have been looking for some time to find the right person to take Sunderland forward. During the course of the last year there have been a lot of different people wanting to take over. However, even though it is a matter of public record that some of those bidders offered me more money, I felt that they offered less to the club and to the community. Whereas from the early meetings with Kyril, his family and advisers, I have been greatly impressed with their knowledge and understanding, learned over a long period as owners of major football clubs in Belgium and France. I believe that experience, combined with a good plan, will provide a platform for the club to progress and I look forward to watching that progress from afar." Louis-Dreyfus is just 22 and the son of former Marseille owner Robert, he would become the youngest chairman in English football if the EFL approve the deal.


Lille Sold

LOSC Lille has been sold to Merlyn Partners' Callisto Sporting. Previous owner Gerard Lopez had financed the sale with massive loans but had been unable to turn the club into a profitable company and so was forced to sell up. Lille lost around 200m euros last year. Callisto have appointed former Rennes president Olivier Letang as the club's chairman.

Written by Tris Burke December 26 2020 05:11:03


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