“Ajax has a very clear way of playing football. Barca, Juve and
Atletico have it too. Real Madrid does not. Their football is based
on the talent in their squad. Their style is decided by their wallet”
Cypriot champions APOEL, who have
averaged a new coach every six months
for the last four years, replaced Paolo
Tramezzani with THOMAS DOLL, who
left Hanover at the end of last season.
Previously director of football at Dutch
club Groningen, RON JANS was named
coach of MLS side Cincinnati. Dismissed
by Houston Dynamo, WILMER
CABRERA replaced Remi Garde at
Montreal Impact, while ROBIN FRASER
took charge of Colorado Rapids.
VAHID HALILHODZIC quit Nantes
two weeks before
the start of the new
Ligue 1 season to
charge of Egypt’s
Maguire becomes world’s
most expensive defender
England centre-back HARRY MAGUIRE joined Manchester
United from Leicester City for £80million to set a new world
record fee for a defender.
Manchester United’s ROMELU LUKAKU moved to
Internazionale for €80m and became the third-most
expensive signing of all time in Serie A.
Arsenal made NICOLAS PEPE their record signing, paying
Lille £72m for the Ivorian winger. Zenit paid a joint-record
Russian fee of €40m to sign Barcelona winger MALCOM.
Monaco signed a trio of strikers in ISLAM SLIMANI
(Leicester City, loan), WISSAM BEN YEDDER (Sevilla)
and HENRY ONYEKURU (Everton). Portugal international
RENATO SANCHES moved to Lille from Bayern Munich.
Bayern signed season-long loan deals for PHILIPPE
COUTINHO (Barcelona) and IVAN PERISIC (Internazionale).
In Italy, Fiorentina signed FRANCK RIBERY, MARIO
BALOTELLI joined Brescia and HIRVING LOZANO moved
from PSV to Napoli.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone criticises his Madrid rivals
LUIS GONCALVES took charge of
Mozambique, Lesotho appointed THABO
SENONG, while FRANCIS KIMANZI
replaced Sebastien Migne as boss of
Kenya. JOEY ANTIPAS was named
caretaker of Zimbabwe until the end
of the year and Liberia employed
Englishman PETER BUTLER. Botswana
and Tunisia appointed ADEL AMROUCHE
and MONDHER KEBAIER respectively.
DANNY HAY replaced Fritz Schmid,
becoming only the second player to both
captain and coach New Zealand.
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THE WORLD THIS MONTH
Record...Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire