Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mourinho wants a new striker; Stoilov leaves Bulgaria post

Mourinho wants a new striker

Jose Mourinho is far from happy with his options in attack and he is set to move for another striker in the January transfer window.

The Portuguese rues the fact that he can only count on Benzema and Higuain, and is, therefore, unable to use them both at once.

“With another striker, if Benzema or Higuain are injured, I would look to the bench and see solutions. This way I cannot play them both at once because I have no replacement if one of them picks up an injury in the 5th minute.”

Mourinho will obviously have to wait until the winter before signing a new player but he is already looking at options.

Emmanuel Adebayor looks like the easiest one to get at the moment as the Togolese striker does not feature in Roberto Mancini’s plans, while other players in the mix are Romelu Lukaku, Ola Toivonen, Mario Gomez and Amauri.

Having failed to lure Didier Drogba to Santiago Bernabeu, Mourinho can go for the next best thing that is Anderlecht youngster Romelu Lukaku, who has already expressed interest in joining los Merengues.

[Source: AS]

Stanimir Stoilov resigns as Bulgaria coach

Following the home defeat to Montenegro, Bulgaria boss Stanimir Stoilov has handed over his resignation.

Bulgaria started the Euro 2012 qualifiers with a 4:0 trashing at Wembley, with the home defeat to Montenegro being the last drop.

“I wanted the team to get to the finals, but it is obvious after two defeats, it is going to be difficult,” said Stoilov.

“I have already informed the Bulgarian Football Union president (Borislav Mihaylov) of my decision.”

While the coach always has to take the blame for the disappointing results, Stanimir Stoilov is hardly at fault for the poor atmosphere surrounding the national team during the last few years and the mere fact that Bulgaria changed four coaches since 2007 proves that something is rotten in the state of Bulgaria.

[Source: Kicker]

Sculli signs new Genoa deal

Just a couple of weeks after waving goodbye to Genoa fans prior to the expected move to Inter, Giuseppe Sculli has signed a new contract with the Rossoblu.

The failed transfer to Inter was a surprise for everyone but Sculli quickly got used to the new situation and signed a new deal with Genoa.

“There was interest from Inter and Roma, that is true,” said the 29-year-old. There is no one precise reason why the transfer to Inter didn’t go through. It doesn’t matter now, anyway.

“It is always pleasing to be appreciated by clubs like that, but at the end of the day I am here at Genoa and that’s what counts. I now consider this city to be my home, which the fans and club proved with their affection.”

Sculli have now extended his contract until 2015, just like Luca Antonelli, who was on the verge of joining Parma, and it seems Genoa officials have a real problem in closing the already done deals.

[Source: ItaSportPress]

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