Live mercato: Jardim officially at Al-Hilal

Jardim in Al-Hilal, it’s done

Saudi Arabian champion Al-Hilal has officially announced the signing of Leonardo Jardim. The Portuguese coach has been without a club since leaving AS Monaco in December 2019. He has signed up for a year, with an optional additional season, with the club where Bafétimbi Gomis plays.

LOSC: Létang is building up the pressure for Galtier

Olivier Létang, president of LOSC, speaks for RMC Sport on the situation of Christophe Galtier. He says he has not been contacted by Nice, interested in his trainer, who still has a year of contract. And warns that the amount to release it will be high.

« Today and except change, our coach under contract is Christophe Galtier. I received his message expressing his wish to change and I understand it, even if my wish is that he remains. Lyon informed me a posteriori discussions but had the courtesy and ethics to do so. I hear of advanced contacts with Nice, who never contacted us, contrary to what the regulations provide. I trust the leaders of Nice, who do part of the board of directors of the LFP, to respect the texts. Before expressing myself on the future, I am waiting for a club to contact me to formalize its wish to recruit Christophe. « 

>> All the words of the president of LOSC

Nantes: it’s done for Louza in Watford

Imran Louza will discover the Premier League. It’s done, the 22-year-old midfielder leaves FC Nantes for Watford. A transfer to 10 million euros and a six-year contract for the native of Nantes, trained at the club, who had joined London on Monday with his advisers. Watford landed his ticket to the Premier League by finishing 2nd in the Championship this season.

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Ancelotti leaves Everton for Real Madrid

Everton announces this Tuesday evening the departure of Carlo Ancelotti, his coach, for Real Madrid. This will be the Italian’s second time on the Spanish bench, after 2013-2015. He won the Champions League in 2014. Real Madrid also formalizes his signing for three years.

« I would like to thank the board, the players and the Evertonians for the tremendous support they have all given me during my time at the club, explains Carlo Ancelotti. I have absolute respect for everyone involved. at Everton and I hope they can seize the exciting opportunities that are open to them. Although I enjoyed being at Everton, I was presented with an unexpected opportunity which in my opinion is the right move for me and my family right now. « 

Mkhitaryan extends to Roma

At the end of his contract, Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains at AS Rome. The Armenian has just extended until June 2022.

Anelka is not interested in becoming a coach in France

Guest of Top of the Foot on RMC, Nicolas Anelka affirms to have his coaching diplomas and declares to be available for a project: « I am open, I like football. Today, I know that I have skills. I have experience, and I have been all over the world. I know how it works « .

But no question for him to coach in France: « Not here. That does not interest me, because it is not where I want to live. As I have the possibility and the luxury to be able to choose … I do not want to live in Europe. I am in Dubai « . England does not try it either: « Frankly, that would not interest me ».

« Tomorrow, if PSG arrives and tells me that Pochettino is gone … Never in life! In young people, it’s interesting. The first team, it’s impossible, » he added.

Franck Ribéry on RMC: « The priority is Fiorentina »

Guest of RMC this Tuesday in Top of the foot, just like Nicolas Anelka, Franck Ribéry took stock of his future. At 38, the Frenchman is at the end of his contract with Fiorentina. But he wants to stay.

« The priority is to continue with Fiorentina, explained the former player of OM and Bayern Munich. I have to wait for the negotiations. I have to speak with them. »

Peter Bosz on the tense exchange between Garcia and Juninho

Peter Bosz is live in Top of the foot

« I was not aware, it may be better, » laughs the new coach of Lyon.

Peter Bosz: « Developing attacking and attractive football »

Peter Bosz is live in Top of the foot

« Being consistent for 90 minutes is very hard. It always starts with a football philosophy. I want to win games offensively with attractive football, it depends on the players you have. »

Peter Bosz: « Too early to talk about goals »

Peter Bosz is live in Top of the foot

« It’s been a week that we have been in contact, almost every day, with the leaders, to discuss everything that is important. It is too early to talk about the objectives. I am in contact with Juninho, we are talking about players who are there, players on loan, those who may join the club. « 

Peter Bosz explains his choice to coach OL

Peter Bosz is live in Top of the foot

« I’m very proud and happy to be the coach of Lyon, it’s a very big club. I saw this big club with very warm supporters, a great stadium. I was given a call a week ago, there had been no contact before. We spoke for an hour and a half via Zoom. I returned to the Netherlands, then to France, and I returned to my vacation spot. J I spoke with Juninho, President Aulas, with Vincent Ponsot. I had all three on the phone. « 

Montpellier formalizes the arrival of Dall’Oglio on the bench

It is now official, Olivier Dall’Oglio will be on the bench for Montpellier next season. The MHSC has just formalized the signing of the former Reims coach.

At 57, Olivier Dall’Oglio will experience a sixth French bench and is delighted to open a new chapter in his coaching career: « Montpellier Hérault SC is a club with a past and which is promised a great future. I thank the President who kindly trusted me. It is a great pride to come to Montpellier and that I am offered this project. There are many responsibilities and I know it, explained the new Montpellier coach on the sidelines of his signing I have been advocating an attacking game for quite a while now, in football, what is important are the results, I nevertheless consider football as a spectacle that is made for an audience. I am not far from home, and coming back to my region gives me great pleasure. « 

Amiens: Gueddar (16) goes pro … to start better

Adam Gueddar (16 years old this Tuesday) is one of the first 2005 to sign professionally in France. A three-year signing that will allow Amiens to better negotiate his departure this summer. Several clubs are in negotiations including Atletico Madrid, which has been following him for a long time, but also Ajax, Inter and Sevilla FC.

Trained in Caen, Adam Gueddar arrived in Amiens last summer where he had signed an aspiring contract. Outclassed in U19, Adam Gueddar chose to play for the France team while he made selections for the Moroccan youth team. (LT)

Adam Gueddar turns pro at Amiens
Adam Gueddar turns pro in Amiens © DR

Ancelotti at Real, it’s heating up

Six years after his departure from Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (61) could well return to the Merengue bench to replace Zinédine Zidane. While the name of the Italian technician was released on Monday by the Cadena SER, Marca and As confirm this track on Tuesday. According to Marca, the current Everton coach is now the favorite for the job, and could sign in the next few hours.

Lirola, Giroud, Garcia … The 5 transfer window information from June 1 to midday

Lirola at OM is getting stuck, Giroud towards Serie A, Barça is still recruiting … find the transfer window at midday.

Bayern: Rummenigge leaves presidency, Oliver Kahn appointed

According to Sport Bild, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has stepped down as chairman of the board of Bayern Munich after his departure was scheduled for December 31, 2021. Oliver Kahn, his designated successor, will take office with just over six months ahead of schedule.

Real: Ramos would appeal to Guardiola and Manchester City

Free next June, Sergio Ramos should leave Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. According to information from ESPN, the 35-year-old defender would retain a good rating in Europe and in particular on the side of the Premier League where Pep Guardiola would like to attract him to Manchester City. A contract of two or even three years would even be considered by the English club which would also keep the possibility of offering him an experience in MLS with New-York City FC.

Chelsea: soon a meeting between the Giroud clan and AC Milan?

Free next June, Olivier Giroud could leave Chelsea to tackle a new challenge in Italy. According to information from Sky Sport Italia, a meeting would be scheduled in the coming days between the entourage of the French striker and the management of AC Milan.

Arrived at the Blues in January 2018, the 34-year-old striker won the Europa League there in 2019 and has just won the Champions League this Saturday against Manchester City (1-0).

OM: complications in the Lirola case?

According to La Provence, OM could have a little more trouble than expected to keep Pol Lirola (23) this summer. Because the option to buy (12 million euros) for the Spanish right-back of Fiorentina expired on Monday, which allows other clubs to get involved in the matter, and especially because the new coach of the Viola, Gennaro Gattuso, would like to keep the player. Lirola, who wants to stay in Marseille, would remain quite optimistic.

Barça formalizes the signing of Garcia

It’s official, Eric Garcia (20) is a FC Barcelona player. Trained at Masia, the defender returns to the club for free after the end of his contract with Manchester City. He is the club’s second signing after Sergio Agüero. Garcia signed a contract until 2026 with a release clause set at 400 million euros!

Garcia presented to Barça, this Tuesday

After Sergio Agüero on Monday, FC Barcelona will formalize the arrival of Eric Garcia on Tuesday. He will undergo his medical examination in the morning and will be presented from 1 p.m.

Gerson at OM, it would be imminent

According to Globo Esporte, the positions of OM and Flamengo have come together strongly since Sunday evening for the transfer of Brazilian midfielder, Gerson. It would only be a « matter of time » for an agreement to be reached. A meeting between the two parties is scheduled for Tuesday and could materialize this file. The transfer amount would be estimated at 25 million euros, up to 30 depending on the premiums. The player would agree with OM on a five-year contract

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