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Monchi Returns To Sevilla As Sporting Director

Mar 17, 2019 12:30 PM

A rumored target for Arsenal, Monchi has signed a deal to return as sporting director of Sevilla.

Monchi left his sporting director position at Roma following their loss to Porto in the Champions League.

The 50-year-old will start his new job on April 1st. 

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Zinedine Zidane: I Love Florentino Perez And Real Madrid

Mar 11, 2019 6:48 PM

Zinedine Zidane said he returned to Real Madrid due to his love for the club and Florentino Perez.

"I've come back because the president called me and as I love the president and the club, I'm here. After eight months, I want to coach again, I took this decision for the good of everyone, we had to make a change," said Zidane.

Perez hailed Zidane's signing as a new era for the club.

"It's a new project, an exciting new era with one of our great symbols leading, Zinedine Zidane. The best coach in the world is here, thank you Zizou for your loyalty and forming part of this legendary club," said Perez. 

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Claudio Ranieri Named New Manager Of Roma

Mar 8, 2019 11:42 AM

Claudio Ranieri has been named the new manager of Roma, returning to the club where he managed from 2009-2011.

"I'm delighted to be coming back home. When Roma call you, it's impossible to say no," said Ranieri.

Ranieri was fired from Fulham just 8 days ago after winning just 3 of 17 matches in charge.

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Giovani Dos Santos Bought Out By Galaxy

Mar 2, 2019 2:37 PM

The Los Angeles Galaxy bought out the final season of Giovani Dos Santos' contract, getting the club down to 3 designated players ahead of the MLS season.

The move cost the club around $6 million, although it did free up salary cap room for the Galaxy to round out their roster. 

“This obviously frees up some funds. We need additions. We need to strengthen and deepen our roster in certain positions. And we’re very actively doing that. Hopefully soon," said general manager Dennis te Kloese.

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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.

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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.

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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."


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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
Simeone's contract was set to expire in 2020.

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Jan Siewart Appointed As New Huddersfield Manager
Huddersfield are currently 10 points from safety.

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Nicolas Burdisso Unveiled As Boca Juniors Sporting Director
Burdisso returns to the club after a 14 year career in Serie A.

Football Italia

Southampton Appoint Ralph Hasenhuttl As Manager
The 51-year-old manager lead RB Leipzig to a second place finish in 2017.

RealGM Staff Report

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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