Archive | August 17, 2016

Carrera appointed Spartak boss….

Массимо Каррера — главный тренер красно-белых! Подробности: spartak.com/main/news/9300…

Massimo Carrera has been appointed new manager of Russian club Spartak Moscow. Carrera, 52, worked under Antonio Conte as a coach and assistant at Juventus and with Italy, but this appointment is his first as manager.

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Advocaat is new Fenerbahce boss….

Welcome Dick Advocaat!

Former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat left his role as Netherlands assistant manager on Monday and is now officially confirmed as the new manager of Turkish club Fenerbahce. The 68-year-old Dutchman succeeds Vitor Pereira, who was sacked after one season in charge. Nigeria’s Uche Okechukwu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Joseph Yobo all played for Fenerbahce in the past.

Hart considering loan move….

Joe Hart

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is considering a loan move away from the club after being dropped for the first two games under new manager Pep Guardiola. Everton and La Liga side Sevilla are interested in taking the England international. Hart, 29, does not want to make a decision on a permanent move away from City with just two weeks left of the summer transfer window.

Omar Colley joins Genk….

Gambia captain Omar Colley

Gambia captain Omar Colley decides to move to Belgian club Genk rather than to Spain or Germany in order to get more playing time. The 23-year-old has signed from Swedish side Djurgarden on a three-year deal for around US$2,25 million. Colley also had offers from Spain’s Espanyol and Germany’s Hertha Berlin. “I joined Genk where there will be less stress because the manager has assured me I will have more playing time,” he said. “It feels great to sign for Genk because it is a great club and a good step for my career.” . The former Real de Banjul player made 44 matches for Djurgarden scoring five goals for them after joining from Finnish side Kups in August 2014.

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk breaks world 400m record….

Wayde van Niekerk

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m world record to sensationally win Olympic gold at Rio 2016. The 24-year-old finished in 43.03 seconds, 0.15 quicker than the time Johnson clocked in Seville in 1999. Grenada’s Kirani James, the London 2012 champion, finished 0.73 behind to take the silver medal, with American LaShawn Merritt in bronze. “It was a massacre,” said Johnson, who won two Olympic 400m titles. “Van Niekerk is so young, what else can he do? Can he go under 43 seconds? It is something I thought I could do, but never did. “Usain Bolt will be retiring soon, this could be the next star.”

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