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Glad Higuain Choose Maradona Napoli

Naples – Before finally docked to Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain chased by Juventus. Higuain decision was welcomed by Diego Maradona, who is a living legend Il Partenopei.

After being adrift future, Higuain claimed another step to join Napoli. Real Madrid have received an offer worth 37 million euros given by Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Higuain is currently reported to be in Rome and immediately undergo a medical to finalize his move to the city of Naples. Higuain arrival obviously be good news for Napoli who had just been left by his goal machine, Edinson Cavani.

With equivalent capabilities Cavani, Higuain could predict success at this club as Cavani has been given.

“Got news that Pipita is the new Napoli striker made ​​my happiness more than doubled,” Maradona said as quoted by Football Italia.

“I am also delighted at the player who has always been my favorite child. I’m sure he can give satisfaction to the Napoli fans that should be respected by the rest of Italy and Europe because it is a clear example of the values ​​of sport and fair competition,” he continued.

“It is indeed true Argentinian would never play in Turin.”

Higuain and Maradona relationship is fairly close as 25-year-old striker was a mainstay up front when handled Maradona’s Argentina in the 2010 World Cup. Naturally, if Maradona Higuaín very excited to play at Napoli, who also made ​​his name.

“I wish the best for Higuain, Napoli and the rest of the Neapolitan people,” said he.

Lyon: Gourcuff Not For Sale!

The emergence of the news will be great interest from several European clubs make Olympique Lyonnais fame should re-affirm that Yoann Gourcuff is not for sale.
Arsenal duo La Liga, Atletico Madrid and Valencia is associated with future 27-year-old players.
Reported strong Gourcuff will leave associated with the Ligue 1 appearances last season, only playing in 18 games due to injury be an excuse as if Lyon will release Gourcuff.
“Yoann Gourcuff will not go away during the transfer window, it is true a lot of approaches (from other clubs) but I think he will bertajan,” said President Lyob adviser, Bernard Lacombe in OL TV.

PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

PROFIL: Gerardo Martino, Jaminan Aman Sepakbola Atraktif Barcelona

When Tito Vilanova announced the resignation of directors Barcelona last weekend, football fans and the media instantly discuss the most appropriate figure to continue coaching sticks Camp Nou.

President Sandro Rosell, vice president Josep Maria Bartolomeu, and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is already pocketed the desired candidates, but perhaps no one candidate a 50-year-old named coach Gerardo Martino is emerging as a substitute Vilanova.

Tuesday (23/7), the official announcement finally launched Barcelona after the day before the appointment was busy-busy Martino Spanish media reported. Martino agreed to two-year contract at Barcelona and will bring together two staff confidence to Camp Nou, the Elvio Paolorosso and Jorge Pautasso.

Zubizarreta reportedly more comfortable if Barcelona tried to approach Luis Enrique, who are familiar with the culture of the club and never deal with Barcelona team B. However, one obstacle is Barcelona had to pay compensation of € 3 million for Enrique has just agreed a contract to train Celta Vigo. Rosell and Bartolomeu choose Martino, the man who has known Rosell since a dinner invitation on the sidelines of the World Cup three years ago. Third Barcelona officials finally agreed to negotiate and take names Martino for approval to the board of directors. Everything runs fast and as Martino departure from his home in Rosario, Argentina, the final decision was up.

Is Martino exact figures in the deal with Barcelona? Task team tackles one of the world’s best position is first trained outside Latin America. Since I started training in 1998, Martino spent five years with the Paraguay national team coached eight great achievement reaching the 2010 World Cup and the final of the Copa America 2011. Selepasnya year he moved to train club that raised him as a player, Newell’s Old Boys, before retiring this summer to look for a new challenge.

Much like when Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova was appointed as coach, Martino capacity to handle my level team Barcelona questionable. Martino warranty at least be able to compete with the Blaugrana season 2013/14 given Cesar Luis Menotti. “Do not be surprised if he hit a top. He made Newell’s as one of the team who look most attractive in Argentina”, said the coach, who also handles the Barcelona.

Martino training style is often compared to his teacher, Marcelo Bielsa. When Newell’s cruised into the final of the Copa Libertadores 1993 and then lost on penalties from Sao Paulo, Martino became the mainstay of the team’s midfield Bielsa. Martino later known as the Saxon “Bielsista” despite having a more pragmatic approach than the teacher. This is linked with Barcelona Martino. Before deciding swerved into the coach, Bielsa and Guardiola had visited them discuss the ins and outs of football for eleven hours. Guardiola impressed by the science of high-tempo pressing game and a dominant ball possession so dub Bielsa, “the best coach in the world”.

High tempo pressing game and ball control also characterizes coaching Martino. Only, the coach who is familiarly called “Tata” is often adapt tactics according to the opponents faced. Martino agrees with the principle of “the best defense is attack”, but to attack, the defense must first provide a sense of security. One win and three draws in five matches, Paraguay capable of reaching the last eight of the 2010 World Cup with a 3-2 scoring record.

Martino is known not hesitate personal approach to the players, including to those who are not regular players. Communication lines are always opened. Diligently he is always looking for the best tactics to keep the quality players that can arise optimally owned. In fact, as recognized Elvio Paolorosso, Martino also studied the habits and lifestyle of the players off the field.

Martino characters like the challenge. Newell’s current deal agreed last year, he without hesitation attacking Argentine football culture is considered “dirty” and often rely more on physical strength than other aspects. “Beautiful Football hated. Someone will say a bad running game and ended up 2-1, but there are others who feel it is a great game,” she said. Martino waffle prove it by bringing Newell’s, who finished ranked 18th in the previous season, became the team’s top league Argentina Apertura and Clausura. Newell’s scored 40 goals in 19 Clausura games, losing on away goals from Velez Sarsfield in the league grand final, and qualified to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.

Then, what will face Barcelona with Martino? Barcelona will demonstrate it’s still an attractive game and hit the opponent in the game, but with a particular emphasis in the rear sector. Midfielder Javier Mascherano is now working as likely to receive a greater role as a counterweight to the midfield. Martino penchant paying attention to detail will make Barcelona overcome their weakness in the face of set-pieces and aerial balls from the opponent.

One particular point to be noted as well. Martino presence will provide comfort for Lionel Messi. While still playing, Martino is Newell’s legend and idol Lionel’s father, Jorge. Martino and Messi were both born and raised in Rosario. Childhood, Messi had also entered the academy Newell’s before finally spoken for Barcelona. No wonder when Messi welcomes Martino speculation as a potential coach of Barcelona. “He’s a great coach and a proven ability in the Clausura. I love it,” said the star.

Now, to borrow a phrase Spanish mass media, world soccer football may be anticipating the arrival of “tiki Tata” from the Camp Nou.

Demba Ba can not wait to play in Jakarta

Group of Chelsea’s squad is scheduled to land at Halim Airport, East Jakarta, Tuesday (23/7) at 13:00 pm. Their arrival to Indonesia is the last tour after undergoing a series of games in Thailand and Malaysia.
In the game counter Malaysia, the success destroys the host Blues, 1-4. Chelsea striker, Demba Ba, really enjoyed the trip to Malaysia. Aware of a few hours to set foot in Indonesia, Ba had to comment first.
Through his Twitter account, @ dembabafoot, he took time to greet supporters in the country, before boarding the plane. “Great time in malaysia kl. Off to jakarta, see you in few hours ….. Insha’ALLAH (Great Moments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Towards Indonesia, met with fans in a few hours. Insha Allah, “said the player who is identical to celebrate this thanksgiving prostration.
Unlike in Thailand and Malaysia, coach Jose Mourinho is sure BA will play from the first minute. In the previous two games, the position of striker Romelu Lukaku inhabited. While Ba only act as a substitute.

David Moyes Disappointed Manchester United overpowered Yokohama F Marinos

David Moyes Kecewa Manchester United Dibekuk Yokohama F Marinos

Manchester United manager David Moyes admitted he was disappointed to see his team defeated Yokohama F Marinos 3-2 in a preseason game.

The Scottish coach considered his team conceded a goal in the game is trivial. But, however, remains Moyes praised the Japanese club.

“It was a tough game for us. They played well but we conceded a goal very bad,” said Moyes told MUTV.

“They’re a pretty good team. They make the players work hard enough, but we were not able to maximize our chances.”

Moyes also commented on the appearance of United’s young players on their pre-season tour. “It was a tough game for young players. We want to see what they will do and they play well,” he concluded.

Bernard confirms offers from Shakhtar, Porto and Premier League

Atletico Mineiro star Bernard says he has offers from Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto as well as from Premier League clubs.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks, with his agent hinting that he would depart after helping the Brazilian side to its first Copa Libertadores title on Wednesday.

“I’ll keep working until the board decides something about the transfer,” the youngster told Sportv. “There are offers from English football, Shakhtar and Porto.”

Elated at his role in the Libertadores triumph, Bernard claims that he would remain at his club for the rest of his life if it were feasible but believes a decision is not in his hands.

“If I could, I would stay here the rest of my life,” Bernard said. “I don’t know what can happen with me but, if I leave, I know I will have done my job.

“I have said a thousand times that I want to stay, but it doesn’t depend on me now.

“I made it clear that, if I stay or not, I wanted to leave here with an important title. It’s up to God to decide if I stay or not, up to God, [Atletico Mineiro’s] presidency and the board.

“I am very happy and I want to celebrate this title, which is one of the most important ones I will have in my life.”

Stock replacement candidate Vilanova at Barca

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Surprising since this announcement indicates that the disease in serious condition.
Now the question that arises is, who will replace him. Barcelona club president, Sandro Rosell, in announcing the departure of manager Vilanova estimate the new name will be known to most rapidly Barcelona next week.
Barcelona’s board of directors is expected to have pocketed a number of names that are considered worthy to be able to train the Blaugrana.
Assistant Vilanova name, Jordi Roura and Rubi, unfortunately not on the list because they are less experienced. Unlike Vilanova who participated in the success of Pep Guardiola’s Barca in the era when he became an assistant for five years, Roura and Ruby only had limited time in the Barca dressing room.
So instead of the name of the person inside, then Barca will likely be looking for a manager from outside.
However, they seem to be looking for people who are already familiar with the unique game style of Barca.
With the new season which begins less than a month away, appoint managers who are not familiar with the club and game systems have been established and the hope the new manager can quickly adapt, it is a gamble.
For this reason, the Tottenham fans can be a little bit relieved that Andre Villas-Boas – who called could be a surprising choice – may not be the primary target.
The most obvious candidate to continue the glory of Barcelona is the Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, as one of the people who designed the game systems ‘tiki-taka’ when he was manager in 1988.
However, Cruyff also known to have a less than warm relationship with club president Rosell, and there is a clear picture that it is impossible for the former midfielder is back and yet again to Cruyff who also seemed reluctant to come under pressure from management.
However, Barca can turn to a number of people who had come to feel success in Barca Cruyff era.
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Laudrup with the feeling of success when playing in Barca coach Cruyff era.
One person who participated in the team that successfully processed Cruyff gave victory in the European Cup in 1992 (with Guardiola and current director of football Andoni Zubizaretta) is Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who is now a favorite among fans of Barca.
Michael Laudrup is one of the key members ‘Dream Team’ Cruyff success in five seasons between 1989 and 1994. He successfully brought Swansea won the League Cup first for Swansea and Europa League qualification 2013-2014 season.
Laudrup style of play adopted in Swansea is also similar to the philosophy of the Nou Camp, and its history as one of the best players in the last few decades the club will make fans honor.
However Laudrup betrayal by moving the main competitor to Real Madrid in 1994 may be a stumbling block.
Another name on the list is the newly appointed Luis Enrique Celta Vigo coach, former Barcelona midfielder is known as a talented player and a hard worker when grazed with Barcelona and Barcelona B team had trained in the Guardiola era before going to Rome.
The possibility of another name that stuck out is the current Ajax coach Frank De Boer same bleak Enrique, join Barcelona after the departure of Cruyff and known to be familiar with the system of ‘Total Football’ which later developed into the ‘tiki taka’.
So Laudrup, Enrique and De Boer would be a logical choice, but Villas-Boas, Roberto Mancini and Jupp Heynckes Jurgen Klopp could also be a strong candidate. And who will be the manager? … We do not have to wait long for an appointment as the club’s president Sandro Rosell, next week is a new manager at the Nou Camp.

Talking about Homecoming Mourinho to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the reason his return to Chelsea, after six years ago to leave the club. According to Mou, he felt that the ‘habitat’ is right for him at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea.
“I had a desire to venture into countries that are football mecca. That’s why, once of England, I went to Italy and Spain, “Mourinho said on Tuesday (23/7).
“Finally, after walking around all these countries, I know that my main habitat is in Chelsea,” said the Portuguese coach.
Mourinho himself had wandered after leaving Chelsea, the end of the 2007 season. Mou is the first port of Inter Milan. Together La Beneamata, Mou treble success brings.
Two seasons with the club’s Blue Black, Mou then joined the Los Galacticos, Real Madrid. There, Mou success record with bringing Madrid earned 100 points in a season, at the end of the 2012 season.
“I always thought of winning the 100 points in Madrid this as something special in my career. However, this time I was with Chelsea. My focus is to give the best for Chelsea, “said Mou.

 

Welcomes Higuain, Benitez Also Talk Players Other Approach

Naples – Rafael Benitez welcomed the success of Napoli bring Gonzalo Higuain. Additionally Benitez also discuss other targets Il Partenopei, Jackson Martinez.

Higuain step away from joining Naoli after passing a medical and will be introduced to the San Paolo next Monday, with a new loan from Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Pepe Reina.

Despite having to spend deep to bring Higuain (37 million euros), but the Real Madrid striker was considered the right person replaces Edinson Cavani who bought Paris St Germain.

Moreover, the ratio of Higuain goal with Real Madrid since joining in 2006 was so good that 122 goals from 266 appearances in all competitions. Reflecting on the statistics, Benitez was so optimistic Higuain could play well with Napoli.

“Higuain is a player who can score goals very much,” said Benitez as reported by Football Italia.

“The club is doing something great, ranging from President Aurelio De Laurentiis to Director Riccardo Bigon. We want to build the project to be a winning team for three or four years into the future, by bringing in many players,” he continued.

“We try to create a strong future for this team, including a new training camp and with the purchase of this player, I think we can

Toronto FC announce signing of Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

oronto FC have added a new player, and a new nationality, to their roster during the open transfer window.

The club announced Thursday they have signed Spanish midfielder Álvaro Rey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team and league policy.

Rey, 24, most recently played for Xérez in the Spanish second division, where he scored three goals in 28 appearances. A product of the Real Betis youth system, Rey also played with Spanish second division side Gimnastic de Tarragona before joining Xérez.

“Álvaro trained with the team for several weeks last month, and played in a reserve match with us against Montreal. He’s very technical and quick, and is good at taking on defenders,” Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne told the team’s website. “He offers something different than we typically see in MLS and we think he’ll help our team become more dangerous.”

Rey will be added to the roster and eligible to play once his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) arrives.