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Cellino agrees Leeds takeover

Cellino agrees Leeds takeover

LEEDS, England   ●   An Italian company run by the owners of Serie A team Cagliari is taking over fallen English power Leeds, pledging Saturday to return the club to the Premier League. Following a turbulent week at Elland Road which included the sacking of manager Brian McDermott yesterday, owners Gulf Finance House (GFH) […]

Holloway gets Millwall job

Holloway gets Millwall job

MILLWALL, England  ●  Ian Holloway returned to football on Monday as manager of Millwall. Holloway finds himself back in football at another south London club after leaving Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace in October, having overseen the Eagles’ promotion to the top flight. The 50-year-old replaced Steve Lomas who was sacked last month after winning […]

Del Piero signs up for another A-League season

Del Piero signs up for another A-League season

SYDNEY, Australia  ●   Alessandro Del Piero has committed to play another A-League season with Sydney FC. The 38-year-old former Juventus and Italy star announced his decision Thursday, just before a scheduled Sydney FC news conference. Del Piero has scored 11 goals in 18 matches in the A-League, already a club record for a single season. […]

Owen Coyle axed by Bolton

Owen Coyle axed by Bolton

BOLTON, England   ●    Former Premier League club Bolton have sacked Owen Coyle after the club’s poor start to the season. Chairman Phil Gartside said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Owen poured his heart and soul into the job, both on and off the pitch, and he led our club with […]

Rangers attract world record crowd for fourth tier match

Rangers attract world record crowd for fourth tier match

GLASGOW, Scotland   ●   Rangers set a world record attendance for a fourth tier match on Saturday when 49,118 watched their 5-1 win over East Stirling in a Scottish Football League game at Ibrox. The figure smashed the previous record of 37,774 for a game between Crystal Palace and Millwall at Selhurst Park in […]

Pompey on the verge of liquidation

Pompey on the verge of liquidation

PORTSMOUTH, England ● According to ESPN Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has said that the club could be liquidated within a fortnight, with Nwankwo Kanu having formally lodged a claim for £3 million in back pay. Portsmouth, the 2008 FA Cup winners, were last season relegated from the Championship after incurring a ten-point penalty when they […]

Dundee gets place Rangers in SPL

Dundee gets place Rangers in SPL

EDINBURGH, Scotland   ●   Dundee will take the place of Rangers in the Scottish Premier League (SPL) next season it was announced Monday. And the SPL also appeared to rule out the creation of an ‘SPL2′ by saying they would work with other Scottish football authorities to “facilitate” Rangers playing in the Third Division, […]

Corinthians finally have their Copa

Corinthians finally have their Copa

SAO PAULO, Brazil   ●   Brazilian club Corinthians finally won its first Copa Libertadores title on Wednesday, beating six-time champion Boca Juniors 2-0 to win the final 3-1 on aggregate. Emerson opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a shot from close range after a free kick cross into the Boca Juniors area, then sealed […]

Scottish football changed forever

Scottish football changed forever

GLASGOW, Scotland ● Scottish football was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after indebted Glasgow giant Rangers was barred from competing in the Scottish Premier League following a vote by top-tier clubs. The decision to reject the bid by a new Rangers ownership to play in the top division following the club’s financial meltdown could threaten […]

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