SportsNet - June 2013

Fabio Capello To Be Announced As The New PSG Boss On 1-Year Deal, Arsene Wenger To Take Over In 2014

on June 18 2013 6:09 PM
Fabio Capello To Be Announced As The New PSG Boss On 1-Year Deal, Arsene Wenger To Take Over In 2014

Tuesday evening brings some big news in the shape of new management in French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Sky Italia, who are the Italian version of Sky Sports, are claiming that PSG are set to announce that former England Manager Fabio Capello will become their new Manager on a 1-year deal. Even more astonishing is the fact that they are stating that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger will take over from Capello in 2014 in a pre-agreement.

In the world of football, this news is big. 67-year-old Italian Capello is the current manager of the Russian National side and it has come with great shock that he is set to be confirmed as the PSG manager. The Russian FA are set to recieve around £2 million in compensation for the deal.

Allegedly the report goes on to state that current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed an agreement to take over from Capello's temporary 1-year contract when it finishes in 2014, thus bringing us the most shocking part of this story. Wenger was thought to be busy re-building his Arsenal squad in order to compete for the Premier League title this season and the thought of him leaving is astounding.

Fabio Capello To Be Announced As The New PSG Boss On 1-Year Deal, Arsene Wenger To Take Over In 2014

on June 18 2013 6:08 PM
Fabio Capello To Be Announced As The New PSG Boss On 1-Year Deal, Arsene Wenger To Take Over In 2014

Tuesday evening brings some big news in the shape of new management in French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Sky Italia, who are the Italian version of Sky Sports, are claiming that PSG are set to announce that former England Manager Fabio Capello will become their new Manager on a 1-year deal. Even more astonishing is the fact that they are stating that Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger will take over from Capello in 2014 in a pre-agreement.

In the world of football, this news is big. 67-year-old Italian Capello is the current manager of the Russian National side and it has come with great shock that he is set to be confirmed as the PSG manager. The Russian FA are set to recieve around £2 million in compensation for the deal.

Allegedly the report goes on to state that current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed an agreement to take over from Capello's temporary 1-year contract when it finishes in 2014, thus bringing us the most shocking part of this story. Wenger was thought to be busy re-building his Arsenal squad in order to compete for the Premier League title this season and the thought of him leaving is astounding.

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Gunners Keen On Spain U-21 Star Asier Illarramendi

on June 18 2013 4:47 PM
Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Gunners Keen On Spain U-21 Star Asier Illarramendi

Arsenal are pursuing a transfer deal for Spain U-21 midfield ace Asier Illarramendi, according to reports in the UK press. Both The Daily Mail and The Daily Express link Arsenal with a move for the young Real Sociedad star.

Illarramendi is the second Spanish youngster Arsenal have been heavily linked with this summer. The club is also credited with an interest in Levante winger Ruben Garcia, according to The Daily Mirror.

Illarramendi fits the mold of the type of footballer Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants for his midfield. The 23-year-old is a quality passer, adept in the type of neat and intricate style favored in the Spanish game.

Confederations Cup 2013: Italy vs Japan Betting Odds, Preview, and Prediction

on June 18 2013 4:18 PM
Confederations Cup 2013: Italy vs Japan Betting Odds, Preview, and Prediction

When Italy and Japan face off against one another on Wednesday, it will be the first time they have gone head to head in over a decade. The last time these two met was 2001, but that was only a friendly.  Now the stakes are higher for both clubs and neither will want to suffer a letdown in the second round of Confederations Cup play.  Let's see where the value lies.

Same Old Story?

When it comes to international football, Japan come across the same challenges again and again. They have great technical skill and produce some exciting chances, but the finish is lacking.  So what do they have to do in order to secure a better result?

To begin with, they need to play much more aggressively than they did agianst Brazil.  Unfortunately for Japan, they don't face a lot of tough competition when they go through qualifying matches.  When they took the pitch against Brazil, they suffered from the shock and awe treatment. As a result, they tried to play much more defensively than they usually do and were overwhelmed in a 3-0 defeat.

Liverpool Fans Finally See Luis Suarez For What He Is.

on June 18 2013 4:00 PM
Liverpool Fans Finally See Luis Suarez For What He Is.

After all the loyalty Liverpool Football Club have shown Luis Suarez over the last 29 months, the least they should have expected was a little in return.

Sadly, this is football, where the word loyalty has almost become obsolete.

If Liverpool fans expected better from Suarez, then they haven't been paying attention.

The Uruguay International has once again stated his desire to leave the club this week. He has become disillusioned with life in England, in particular the media treatment of him in light of his transgression's. Suarez has made no secret of his desire to join Real Madrid, seemingly willing to say anything via the media to force a potential move.

There is an apparent £40 million release clause in his contract, which in today's market seems quite reasonable. Liverpool have been firm in their stance that he will not be sold, Manager Brendan Rodgers daring Suarez to submit a formal written transfer request if he is serious about departing. This will mean Suarez will have to forgo any "Loyalty Bonus" in his contract upon his departure.

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