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Former Barcelona midfield star Xavi Hernandez has broken his silence as to why he turned down the chance to become the club’s new coach. After Ernesto Valverde was sacked last weekend, the 39-year-old looked to be in pole-position to replace him and many people were surprised when the Catalan giants opted for Real Betis tactician Quique Setien.
According to The Guardian, Barcelona have appointed Quique Setien as their new manager in place of Ernesto Valverde.
As the pressure mounts on FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, the favourite to replace him on the bench at the Camp Nou has ruled himself out, for now.
Former Real Madrid star Raul has reportedly agreed to join New York Cosmos for the next season.
Real Madrid legend Raul returned to the Santiago Bernabeu today to play in the Santiago Bernabeu friendly cup game against Al Sadd. He played 45 minutes for each team. Real Madrid won the game 5-0, thanks to goals from Raul, Isco, a penalty from Benzema, and a brace from young striker Jese.
Barcelona will reportedly table an audacious bid for Arsenal forward Robin van Persie after it was discovered that David Villa would be out for 6 months after breaking his tibia.
Mauro Zarate has made his loan move to Italian club Lazio permanent after the club agreed with his terms before Saturday's match against Inter Milan.
Sunderland are believed to be considering a move for Birmingham's on loan striker, Mauro Zarate, after it emerged that the Blues are unlikely to be able to afford the price tag on the Argentinian's head.
Mauro Zarate has revealed his excitement at joining Birmingham from Al Sadd. Zarate signed off yesterday with a goal in his final game before the Argentinian makes the move to the Premiership.
Birmingham look to have signed Mauro Zarate from Al Sadd of Qatar on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. The 20 year old Argentinian is to join in time to play for McLeish's side against Chelsea at the weekend.