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Review of the Day
Leeds United have handed youngster Pascal Struijk a new contract which runs until 2024.
Former Celtic right-back Cristian Gamboa has extended his contract with VfL Bochum until 2023.
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley has signed for Doncaster Rovers on an emergency 7-day loan. Rovers first-choice keeper, Josef Bursik, was recalled by parent club Stoke City on Thursday.
Free agent former Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan has signed for AFC Wimbledon.
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are investigating a video message that was shown to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their pointless friendly match against England at Wembley. It has been claimed that the video, which was intended as a motivational tool, included anti-English political content.
Toon Launch Legal Action Against Prem
Newcastle United have begun legal proceedings against the Premier League following their failed takeover by a Saudi Arabian consortium in June. The Toon believe that the league broke a confidentiality agreement when “leaked the contents” of a letter about the takeover to a supporters’ group. The legal action concerns the Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd (NCSL), who sent a letter to the Premier League “questioning the body’s conduct in the owners’ and directors’ test”. In response NCSL said that the Premier League’s lawyers, Bird and Bird, responded: “Bird & Bird has confirmed that the club is currently in a legal dispute with the EPL regarding the proposed acquisition, which may lead to a duplication of the issues raised by the fans consortium. The EPL has said it would therefore be premature for us to bring our claim now.”
Bruce Hits Out At Almiron’s Amateur Agent
Newcastle United Steve Bruce has branded Miguel Almiron’s agent “an amateur looking to make a fast buck” over comments Daniel Campos made on Paraguayan radio. Bruce, who is normally known for being diplomatic rather than fiery, said: “I couldn’t miss the quotes because they were so outrageous it was bordering on the ridiculous. If it was Miguel, who I’ve had the pleasure to work with for the last 15 months, knocking on my door and having a problem, I’d listen. An agent who, two years in, is probably trying to profit again and take him somewhere else, is just hugely disrespectful to all of us basically, and to the club in particular who have served Miguel so well. I will have a conversation with him of course, but Miguel is an unbelievable pro and has a great attitude to everything. But the agent proves to me he is an amateur looking to make a fast buck again, which is pretty ridiculous.” Campos had told the radio that his client would have already moved on from Newcastle if the pandemic had not ended the chance of a move, with both Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid showing interest in signing Almiron.
List Of The Day
Today’s list from Transfermarkt is of the highest spending managers since 2016/17 (not sure why that date though) with amounts in euros:
1. Pep Guardiola – 924.91m
2. Ernesto Valverde – 774.6m
3. Antonio Conte – 677.82m
4. Diego Simeone – 650.7m
5. Unai Emery – 645.45m
6. Massimiliano Allegri – 623.43m
7. Jose Mourinho – 611.1m
8. Maurizio Sarri – 599.3m
9. Thomas Tuchel – 528.1m
10. Jurgen Klopp – 525.85m
11. Carlo Ancelotti – 449.87m
12. Leonardo Jardim – 438.1m
13. Zinedine Zidane – 423m
14. Nuno Espirito Santo – 405.25m
15. Julen Lopetegui – 388m
Written by Tris Burke November 20 2020 20:08:12