RANIERI REQUIRES ‘SPECIAL DISPENSATION’TO JOIN NANTES

Claudio Ranieri is the man Ligue 1 club, Nantes is looking up to, and is expected to take the reins of the club and lead them through to the next season.Ranieri, who was Leicester City former manager, is set to become the new manager for Nantes but due to his age, he requires a special dispensation.


During the 2015-16 season, Ranieri was the coach who led underdog team, Leicester to lift the Premier League Cup. However, following a poor run of form in the next season, he was sacked

Ranieri now has recently agreed to a two year contract with Nantes but since he is over 65 years of age, a special dispensation is required from France’s Professional Football League before he can take charge of the team.

Nantes Chairman, Waldermar Kita however believes that the French Football Federation is blocking the file.

“The league agrees, I believe that only the French Football Federation (FFF) with Mr. Domenech is blocking the file a little, I do not know why. What we are interested in is the experience as a footballer and coach, since we know very well that he has coached the biggest teams in Europe,” Kita said.

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Panserraikos may get new investors

There are reports that Greek football club Panserraikos might be getting new investors from Germany. The team suffering from financial problems has been on the brink of administration and hope that the new investors will be able to inject fresh capital to save the club.

Discussions are still going on between the German group as well as the club management, and each party will want to complete the transaction soon enough so that the team can have sufficient time to prepare for the next season.

Panserraikos has constantly been hit with financial problems ever since the death of its chairman PetrosTheodoridis. They have suffered successive relegation and find themselves in the amateur 3rd Greek division. There has been attempt by the chairman son to sell the club to a Russian investor, Konstantin Vostrikov, but the deal has not been really successful. Poor day-to-day management and poor knowledge of Greek football by the Russian business tycoon has caused the club to decline.

Panserraikos fans hope that the German investors will be able to not only bring money to the table but also bring new ideas to a club that has long been suffering from poor management.

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Brown Ideye is not content with the number of goals

Brown Ideye is not content with the number of goals that he has already scored in the Greece top flight.

He has suggested that he would look to just keep adding to his goals’ count till the season is running.

With the contributions of Ideye and some of the other players, Olympiacos is already on its way to the Greek top flight title.

They are placed ahead of the other teams in the standings by quite some margin.

The no. 2 team is behind them by 18 points which shows how dominant they have been in the season.

And not only in Greek top flight, the Red-Whites were actually coasting along in the group stages in the Champions League too and it seemed at one stage that they would pip the Gunners for the Knockouts, but, big losses in the last couple of games saw them finishing at 3 and that ended their quarter final hopes.

But, in the domestic League, there is just no stopping Olympiacos.

It’s not just the wins, but, the way they are beating the other teams is outrageous. They are going absolutely hammer and tongs.

They had been pretty good in the Greek top flight the previous season too and had claimed the title with ease but, they were not looking as invincible as they are looking this time around.

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez still has an unclear future

The Mexican forward of Manchester United, Javier Hernandez is still in the process of deciding his long term future. Javier Hernandez was released from Real Madrid as the Spanish club had the option of keeping hold Hernandez on a permanent deal but due to underwhelming performances, Real Madrid opted to offload the 27 years old forward back to Old Trafford.

There are a number of clubs which have shown interest in signing Hernandez but no official deal has been established and this is the players’ time to make an impact in the team that he eventually joins.

Javier Hernandez is 27 years old and this is the age which is considered to be the peak of any player in the world of football. The Mexican forward is entering a point in his career that is critical and hugely important in his career.

If Hernandez decides to remain in Old Trafford as a player of Manchester United, he still has a possibility of turning into a regular starter and reignite his career, especially after Robin van Persie was sold to Fenerbahce.

Louis van Gaal is searching around the market for a player who can perform alongside Wayne Rooney and become the main sources of goals. Hernandez can become this player and this would allow the Dutch manager to use that money in signing another player and reinforce a different position of his team.

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