Yhuconnect decides to bring you a round up of all the major sport news that broke out during the week.
APPOINTMENTS AND SACKS
In no particular order, the biggest new that broke out was the much anticipated announcement of the new England boss! Guess who it was? It was Sam Allardyce! Popularly called Big Sam, the former Bolton, West Ham and Sunderland coach was recently announced as the man to succeed Roy Hodgson. His experience in England was his selling point and his achievement with Sunderland and Westham gave him an edge in beating off competition from Jurgen Klinsmann.
David Moyes was immediately appointed as Sunderland’s new boss following the exit of Sam Allardyce.
Also still with coaching, Steve Bruce recently resigned as Hull City’s manager. Reasons for his resignation is unknown but it is highly rumoured that he had a fallout with the club owners. Meanwhile Julen Lopetegui has been announced as Spain’s national team coach following the exit of Vincente Del Bosque.
Going down to transfer news, Liverpool secured the signing of 25 year old Giorgio Wijnaldum from Newcastle for £25million on Friday shortly after they signed 30 year old defender Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg. Also, Middleborough recently signed former Manchester City’s striker Alvaro Negredo from Valencia, the 30year old signed after a fallout with Valencia Boss. Man united full back Varela signed a season long loan deal for German club Frankfurt. Arsenal completed the signature of 20 year old defender Rob Holding from third tier Bolton Wanderers. Newly promoted team Burnley completed the deal of Iceland international winger Johann Gudmundsson and goal keeper Nick Pope from Charlton Athletic.
Sevilla also signed 27 year old Italian winger Franco Vazquez from Palermo for a five year deal. Dortmund secured deals for former player Mario Gotze and former Chelsea player Andre Schuerlle.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says Frenchman, Paul Le Guen did not agree to the terms offered him to become the next technical adviser/head coach of the Super Eagles. As such, Salisu Yusuf continues as head coach.
Down to speculations that went down during the weekend, Paul Pogba is set to be the most expensive football player ever after it’s been rumoured that Man United are on the verge of signing the French International from Juventus for a deal worth £100million.
Also Higuain is said to have completed his medical after agreeing a deal with Italian giants Juventus. While Tottenham is said to have completed the signing of 22 year old Dutch striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar. Celtic on the other hand is set to announce veteran Ivorian defender Kolo Toure as the club’s newest signing for a free transfer.
Meanwhile in the pre season games, Pep Guardiola lost his much anticipated Manchester City debut to his former team Bayern Munich in a 1.0 contest, while Nigerian International was on target as Chelsea destroyed Austrian club Atus Ferlach few days after they signed N’golo Kante from league champions Leicester City. Also, Arsenal kicked off their pre season games with a 1.1 draw against French side Lens.
On the big one for Ronaldo fans, 31 year old Cristiano Ronaldo who already has a bronze statue, a museum and a hotel named after him in Funchal – his birthplace and the capital of Madeira is to have the international airport in Madeira, Portugal named after him following his and Portugal’s success at the just concluded European tournament.
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