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Barcelona Extends Ernesto Valverde's Contract Through 2020

Feb 15, 2019 12:58 PM

Ernesto Valverde received a 1-year contract extension through 2020.

Valverde also has an option to extend the contract through 2021.

"I am really happy. I'm grateful that the club value what I am doing. They offered me the chance to continue and I am delighted to extend my contract. The intentions of clubs and coaches when deals are signed are always the best. The ides is to continue with the best intentions, but we know how football is, everything is dictated by results. There's always an uncertainty and we know how whimsical the game we're involved in can be. I feel really comfortable working here, with the backing of the board. I'm really comfortable with the team, with the players. I know how big the club is and it's a really exciting challenge to coach here and to work with these players. We have a lot of challenges ahead of us, a lot of games to win and a lot of trophies that we want to get our hands on," said Valverde.

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Diego Simeone Signs New Atletico Madrid Contract Through 2022

Feb 14, 2019 12:03 PM

Diego Simeone renewed his Atletico Madrid contract through the 2022 season.

Simeone's previous deal ran through June 30th, 2020.

Simeone, after 8 seasons with the club, is the longest serving manager in La Liga. He's won 8 trophies with Atleti.


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Thomas Hitzlsperger Appointed As Sporting Director At Stuttgart

Feb 12, 2019 1:22 PM

Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger was named the new sporting director at Stuttgart.

Stuttgart currently sit in the relegation zone.

"I will do my utmost to concentrate our strengths so that we stay up and at the same time set a course for a successful future," said Hitzlsperger.

BBC Sport

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Paul Scholes Named Oldham Athletic Manager

Feb 11, 2019 8:03 PM

Paul Scholes has signed a 1.5 year deal as manager of Oldham Athletic in League 2.

This is Scholes' first permanent managerial appointment.

“I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost. I know it’s not going to happen every week, but I go into every game expecting to win. I go into every game expecting my team to entertain, I want to be entertained on the side and plenty of fans want to be entertained and I’ll be thinking about scoring goals. I’ve prepared for Yeovil, I’ve seen them a few times. It’s a funny league. Any team can beat anybody, we know that and Yeovil are on quite a bad run, while we had a great win on Saturday, so there’s not much to change," said Scholes.

The Guardian

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Anthony Martial Signs Long-Term Deal With Manchester United

Jan 31, 2019 2:59 PM

Manchester United have signed Anthony Martial to a five-year contract that keeps him at the club until 2024.

"I am loving my time at this club. From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support," said Martial.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Martial's ability. 

"Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with. For a young man, he has a good footballing brain. When coupled with his exceptional talent, that makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him."

Rob Dawson/ESPN

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Leonardo Jardim Returns To Monaco

Jan 25, 2019 8:04 PM

Leonard Jardim returned as Monaco manager after the club sacked Thierry Henry.

Henry originally replaced Jardim, who was sacked by the club in October.

Henry wished the club well in a goodbye statement.

“I would particularly like to thank (vice president) Vadim Vasilyev and (director) Michael Emenalo, who afforded me this opportunity at my boyhood club, and of course the fans and staff who have given me such a warm reception during my tenure. I sincerely hope that my successor will now take AS Monaco on to greater strengths and I wish them all the success for the future, starting with a win in Dijon and lifting the cup and getting us back into Europe!”

The Guardian

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Diego Simeone To Renew Contract Through 2022

Jan 24, 2019 2:46 PM

Diego Simeone is expected to renew his contract with Atletico Madrid through the 2022 season.

Simeone's current deal is set to expire in 2020.

Simeone has won 7 trophies as Atleti manager. 

David García Medina/Marca

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Jan Siewart Appointed As New Huddersfield Manager

Jan 21, 2019 7:30 PM

Huddersfield Town have appointed Jan Siewart as their new manager, replacing David Wagner. 

The 36-year-old Siewart comes from Borussia Dortmund II's, and is expected to continue the club's high-pressing style.

"Many of [Siewert's] core philosophies and beliefs about how he wants his teams to play match our own. He likes high-effort, high-intensity, high-pressing football that is good to watch," said club chairman Dean Hoyle. 


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Nicolas Burdisso Unveiled As Boca Juniors Sporting Director

Dec 18, 2018 8:30 PM

Nicolas Burdisso was named the sporting director of Boca Juniors. 

Burdisso was groomed in Boca's youth academy and made his senior debut with the Argentine club in 1999 before moving to Inter. His playing career also spanned Roma, Genoa, and Torino. 

Burdisso said “it’s a very special day for me because I’ve come back to a special place in a very different role to the one I had before”.

He will be in charge of naming a new manager after the club parted ways with Guillermo Barros Schelotto. 

Football Italia

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Southampton Appoint Ralph Hasenhuttl As Manager

Dec 5, 2018 2:42 PM

Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed to a two-and-a-half year deal to take over as Southampton manager.

The 51-year-old Austrian replaces Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Monday.

Hasenhuttl lead RB Leipzig to a surprise second place Bundesliga finish in 2017. He takes over a Southampton side currently in the relegation zone. 

RealGM Staff Report

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Cesar Azpilicueta Signs New Contract, Maurizio Sarri Urges More
Sarri also wants long-term extensions for David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas.

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