Archive | November 9, 2016

Joaquin Caparros is Osasuna’s new coach….

Joaquin Caparros

La Liga relegation battlers Osasuna have named Joaquin Caparros as their new boss on an 18-month contract. The 61-year-old, who left Granada in January 2015, was strongly linked to the Spain job in the summer. Osasuna sacked Enrique Martin, the man who led them to promotion last season, yesterday. They are second from bottom after 11 games.

Birthdays of Sports People – 9th November….

Alessandro Del Piero

  • Alessandro Del Piero (Football) – Former Juventus and Italy striker, born 1974.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari (Football) – Former Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea manager, born 1948.
  • Andreas Brehme (Football) – Former West Germany defender who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, born 1960.
  • David Duval (Golf) – American former world number one, won the Open Championship in 2001, born 1971.
  • Gabriel Tamas (Football) – Former West Brom defender, born 1983.
  • Michael Turner (Football) – Norwich defender, born 1983.

Lahm to retire next summer….

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm, who turns 33 on Friday, has hinted he may retire at the end of the season. The German retired from international football after winning the World Cup in 2014 and the could now walk away from the Bundesliga champions. He told German newspaper Bild (via online translation): “I would not rule out. I said nine months ago that this situation could occur and that has not changed since then. “The season still lasts seven months, in which much can happen. “I will certainly not make my future dependent on the titles won at the end of the season, but rather feel into my body and then decide how it will continue.”