MLS Champions Atlanta United hire Frank de Boer as new head coach

Atlanta United have announced the appointment of Frank de Boer as the club’s new head coach. The former Ajax and Crystal Palace boss was only recently linked to the job vacated by Argentinean coach Tata Martino, and the club have now confirmed the hiring of only the second ever manager in its history. New chapter. Same mission.#ATLUTD name @FdeBoerOfficial as 2nd head coach in club history ūüďĚ https://t.co/H2VX85UytQ pic.twitter.com/AT7rLstHHf — Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 23, 2018 ‚ÄúFrank de Boer has a distinguished background, both as manager and player, and…

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Inter Milan suspend Radja Nainggolan for ‘disciplinary reasons’

Inter Milan have suspended midfielder¬†Radja Nainggolan for ‘disciplinary reasons’, the club confirmed in a statement on Sunday. The 30-year-old, who reportedly arrived late for training on three separate occasions in the last week, has also been fined a substantial sum of money. Nainggolan joined Inter from Roma for¬†‚ā¨38m in the summer and has since made 11 Serie A appearances for the club, with the latest a 67-minute appearance at Chievo on Saturday in a 1-1 draw. It is unlikelyNainggolan will feature in the Boxing Day fixture against Napoli. Inter are…

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Peter Bosz set for Bundesliga return with Bayer Leverkusen

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz will make a return to the Bundesliga after being appointed by Bayer Leverkusen. The club confirmed the move on Sunday, as they announced Heiko Herrlich has been relieved of his duties. Leverkusen beat Hertha BSC 3-1 on Saturday in the final game before the winter break. However, they have now let Herrlich go with the club ninth in the Bundesliga and seven points adrift of the Champions League spots. Bosz will take over the side in January. Heiko Herrlich has been relieved of…

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Turkish club declare interest in Arsenal’s Ozil

Turkish side¬†Istanbul Basaksehir have declared an interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. The World Cup winner has endured a difficult season under new manager Unai Emery with many rumours of a breakdown in relationship between the two men. Ozil has been linked with an exit from the club with a return to Real Madrid or a switch to Inter Milan mooted as potential destinations but¬†Istanbul Basaksehir president¬†Goksel Gumusdag has thrown his side’s hat into the ring. “Mesut √Ėzil is a very valuable player,” Gumusdag told BILD. “I hope that…

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Kaboul contract terminated by Watford by mutual consent

Watford¬†have terminated the contract of Younes Kaboul by mutual consent, bringing an end to the defender’s two-and-a-half-year association with the club. Kaboul joined Watford from Sunderland in a reported ¬£4 million deal in August 2016 and featured heavily in his debut campaign at Vicarage Road. The former¬†Tottenham¬†and Portsmouth centre-back has struggled with injuries since then, however, and has not been used since a 2-0¬†Premier League¬†win over¬†Southampton¬†15 months ago. ūüźĚ | The Hornets have agreed to cancel the contract of defender Youn√®s Kaboul by mutual consent. Everyone at #watfordfc wishes Youn√®s…

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Sarri admits Drinkwater can leave Chelsea if he wants

Chelsea¬†manager Maurizio Sarri has said that midfielder Danny Drinkwater is free to leave Chelsea if he so chooses. The 28-year-old has completely fallen off the radar under Sarri, having made his only Blues appearance of the season in the Community Shield back in August. Drinkwater signed for Chelsea from¬†Leicester City¬†in September 2017 for a ¬£35 million fee, and featured sparingly in his first season at Stamford Bridge. Under Antonio Conte, Drinkwater made 22 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season. But after Sarri took over the¬†England¬†midfielder has fallen out…

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