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The transfer window: Ronald Koeman maintained at his post … for the moment

Ronald Koeman who is confirmed in his functions at FC Barcelona, ​​Paul Pogba who opens the door to a return to Juventus Turin or the change of coach expected in Newcastle: find all the information of the football transfer window of this Friday, October 8, 2021 .

Ronald Koeman confirmed in his functions … for the moment

Despite a weakened position at FC Barcelona, ​​Ronald Koeman should not be landed in the coming days. It was Joan Laporta himself, the president of the Catalan club, who said: “After listening to my trusted people, I came to the conclusion that I must act as I did with Rijkaard. He deserves trust. First of all, it’s an ass who loves Barça and by talking to him we notice it. As a bonus, he came in a situation of sporting and institutional crisis. What I needed to know is if he trusted this team. I asked him: “Do you trust this team?”. And he said to me: “Of course, but I have to recover the wounded”.», Explained the Barcelona leader at the microphone of RAC1, in comments reported by . But the Catalan president also admitted to being in contact with Xavi Hernandez – favorite to take over from the Dutch coach – thus confirming the revelations of Mundo Deportivo. A way to prepare in the event of the precipitous departure of the former central defender?

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Luis Suarez still blames Ronald Koeman

He still hasn’t led. Fired from FC Barcelona last year after six years of valuable service, Luis Suarez still blames Ronald Koeman for his behavior. The Uruguayan center forward, who is now in the heyday of Atlético Madrid, with whom he snatched the title of champion of Spain in 2020-2021, criticizes him for his lack of sincerity: “Koeman’s call to tell me he wasn’t counting on me lasted 40 seconds. This is no way to say goodbye to a legend. He lacked the personality to tell me things clearly, if it was him or the club that didn’t like me», He declared, disappointed, in an interview with Gerard Romero on the Twitch platform. In all competitions, Luis Suarez has scored 195 goals in 283 games played with the Blaugrana.

Enigmatic about his future, Paul Pogba opens the door to a return to Juventus Turin

While L’Équipe announced on Thursday that he intended to extend his adventure at Manchester United, Paul Pogba left doubt about his future after the victory won by France against Belgium in Turin, at Juventus Stadium, his former garden. Asked about a possible return to the Old Lady, the international midfielder, mysterious, has all the same opened the door to this possibility; at least he did not close it completely: “I still speak with former Juventus players. I’m at Manchester United and I have a year left on the contract. I want to finish the season with my club, then we’ll see. If I am well in Turin? Yes (laughs)», He confided, a bit amused, at the microphone of the Italian channel Mediaset. If he does not extend with the Red Devils by January, the 2018 World champion will be free to engage with the club of his choice from the new year for next summer.

A new manager in Newcastle soon?

There should be some action in Newcastle in the next few days. With the takeover of the Magpies by a Saudi consortium led by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), upheavals are to be expected within the club. In the first place ? The coach. Steve Bruce, whose results are disappointing (19th in the Premier League), is clearly in the hot seat; especially knowing that the arrival of a new owner is generally accompanied by a change of trainer. Amanda Staveley, director of PCP Capital Partners – and who will have a seat on the board – has not made it clear what the intentions of the buyers are. But it did not consolidate the British technician in his functions either, far from it. “We are very supportive of Steve and we talked to him. What we are going to do is not talk about the managers or the big signings that we can do. We’re going to do a review throughout the football operations, on the business side as well, and come back and make decisions, she told Sky Sports News. I’m not even in a position to talk about anything about the players or managers at this point.Steve Bruce took the reins from Newcastle in July 2019.

Alain Roche and Bordeaux, it’s over

Alain Roche has officially left his post. Sporting director of the Girondins de Bordeaux since August 2020, the former international central defender has reached an agreement with the Bordeaux leaders to end his mission, said on Thursday the club which is currently in 16th place in the Ligue 1 ranking. His departure had been expected for several weeks.


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