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Football News: Review Of The Day 13th May 2022

Review Of The Day 13th May 2022
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Review of the Day


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Celtic winger James Forrest has signed a new 3 year deal.

Veteran Sheffield United defender Chris Basham has signed a 2-year contract.

Blackburn Rovers have triggered a one-year extension option in Chile international forward Ben Brereton Diaz's contract.

Rotherham United have given veteran captain Richard Wood a one-year deal.

Ayr United have given Daire O'Connor a 1-year contract with an option for a further year. Andy Murdoch has signed a similar contract but for 2 years with an option for 1 more.

Veteran former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has been given a new 1-year deal by Kilmarnock.

Ross County have signed Ross Callachan for 2 more years.



Aston Villa have completed the permanent signing of former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian international joined Villa on loan from Barcelona in January with an option to buy, which the Villans have now taken up for around £17m. Barca will receive 50% of any future transfer fee.

West Ham United have confirmed that Ukrainian international forward Andriy Yarmolenko will leave the club at the end of the season.

Former Blackpool, Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Nouha Dicko has been released by Yeni Malatyaspor.


Injury Round Up

Liverpool will be without midfielder Fabinho for the FA Cup final against Chelsea. The Brazilian defensive midfielder was taken off during the win over Aston Villa on Tuesday with a hamstring problem. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he is out for the rest of the league season but has a chance of being back for the Champions League final.


Managerial Changes

Ajax have chosen Alfred Schreuder as the replacement for outgoing head coach Erik ten Hag in the summer. Ten Hag is off to take charge of Manchester United and compatriot Schreuder will arrive from Club Bruges to replace him at the Dutch champions.

Barnsley have appointed a new board after Paul Conway, Chien Lee, Dickson Lee and Grace Hung left. The quartet were part of a consortium that bought the club in December 2017. The wife and son of former owner Patrick Cryne have bother joined the board as directors.

Fleetwood Town have appointed former Celtic captain Scott Brown as their new manager. It is his first managerial role after retiring recently as a player.

Former Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City winger Mark Kennedy has been appointed head coach of Lincoln City. The 45-year-old was assistant head coach at Birmingham City.

Phil Brown's time in charge of Barrow has come to an end after contract negotiations broke down.


Disciplinary Charges

Brazilian defender Marcelo has taken to social media to deny claims made in L'Equipe that he was dropped and fobbed off to Girondins Bordeaux by former club Olympique Lyonnais for a series of disciplinary issues including laughing during team talks and passing wind in front of team-mates. Marcelo described journalism as a joke in his post.

South Africa have written to CAF to ask that Liberia do not play their 'home' matches in Morocco during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Liberia do not have a stadium which reaches CAF's standards to host international football and so they are looking to play home games in Morocco, despite being drawn in Group K together. A letter from South Africa Football Association (SAFA) read: "Safa hereby raise and officially object to that arrangement as it goes against the principles of Fair Play. The Moroccan Football Association will travel less and enjoy the benefits of home ground advantage more than anyone in the group. We understand the challenges of stadia on the continent, but we plead that it not be to disadvantage other countries or give unfair advantage to others." South Africa and Zimbabwe have also been drawn into Group K.



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Written by Tris Burke May 13 2022 14:06:37


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