Cristiano Ronaldo confirms he wants to leave
During his interview with Piers Morgan for Talk TV, Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his desire to leave Manchester United as he believed his departure would be good for him and the Red Devils. The Portuguese striker does not yet know where he will be after the World Cup. “Maybe it’s good for Manchester and probably good for me to start a new chapter,” commented Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s hard to say at the moment, my mood is focused on the World Cup. Of course it’s probably my last World Cup, my fifth World Cup. I don’t know what will happen after that, but as I’ve told you before, and I’ll say it again, the fans (of MU) will always be in my heart .
Curtis Jones signs new Liverpool contract
Curtis Jones has signed a contract with Liverpool until June 2027. The young Reds midfielder (21) continues his adventure at his favorite club, the one of his childhood. “I’ve supported the team my whole life and especially now with the way the team and the coaching staff are around me I just feel like this is the perfect place for me and like I said, I do can’t wait to see what the future brings.”
“I have signed a new contract with my youth club. It means a lot to me!” reacted the main interested party in his social networks.
JPP back at OM
It’s been safe since Pablo Longoria announced it at a press conference earlier this week, now it’s official: OM legend Jean-Pierre Papin is returning to the club.
His official role is not yet known, but Longoria has clarified his role: “He will be in daily contact with me, David (Friio) and Javier (Ribalta). He will be present at all matches, home and away. With his Vision, he can give us good advice, explained Pablo Longoria, explaining the role of the former Marseille striker: To build a club you need people who own the history of the club: “It’s very important to have Jean-Pierre “We, the three Spaniards, we don’t have certain little things. When I leave this club, no one will remember who I was in five years. But in 100 years, everyone will remember Jean-Pierre Papin. He will be in contact with the players.”
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According to the Italian press, Karsdorp would be interested in OM
Rick Karsdorp is being pursued by Olympique de Marseille, reports Corriere Dello Sport. The Dutch right side, recently destroyed by José Mourinho, could quickly leave AS Roma and the Marseille club would therefore be on the lookout for that record. The 27-year-old is also being pursued by Lyon.
Pochettino interested in England managerial job
In an interview for The Athletic, Mauricio Pochettino was “open” to taking over the English national team: “Of course, my relations with England have always been very good. (…) I feel very good here. I feel good here. You never know what’s going on. I’m open to anything.”
Gareth Southgate, who leads the Three Lions at the World Cup in Qatar, is under contract until the end of Euro 2024.
Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League finalist with Tottenham, has been unemployed since leaving PSG this summer.
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Cris should become manager of Versailles
According to Foot Mercato and Le Parisien, Cris will be the new manager of FC Versailles (2nd in National 1). The former Brazilian Olympique Lyonnais defender, who has just landed from the lead at Le Mans (11th in National 1), is set to succeed Youssef Chibhi.
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OM: Gerson’s father is hoping for a quick exit for a move to Flamengo
In an interview with Brazilian outlet Barbaridade, Gerson’s father is pushing for his son’s move to Flamengo as soon as possible as the midfielder doesn’t want to return to OM.
“The best thing that can happen to anyone is Gerson coming back to Flamengo, he says. If they happen to be unable to understand each other, then unfortunately we don’t have to do what we want. I’m not saying he wants to go back to France. The athlete’s will is that the negotiations with Flamengo are settled and he doesn’t even have to come back.”
OM: Longoria wants reinforcements to make up for Harit’s absence
OM President Pablo Longoria held a lengthy press conference on Wednesday, taking stock of the first part of the season and discussing the hot topics of the next transfer window. He notably confided his desire to recruit reinforcements to make up for Amine Harit’s long absence.
“First of all, my thoughts are with Amine. He’s doing better morally. It’s a blow to the club, he means a lot to the dressing room. He’s someone we appreciate, for his level at the If we sell Gerson and we lose. ” Harit, and the tendency is that he’s out for the whole season, yes, we’ll take a new player in the next transfer window. It becomes a priority for us to find an offensive player.”
AC Milan on pole for Aouar
According to information from Foot Mercato, confirmed by RMC Sport, AC Milan are the most pressing contenders to try and land Houssem Aouar, 24, next summer. The orienteer, who has found more playing time since Laurent Blanc’s arrival, is then out of contract. However, Lyon did not lose hope of an extension. But as time goes by, the hypothesis of a new treaty seems to be receding. (FH)
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