Friday, 9 October 2009

Perrier-Doumbe in Toulouse

Cameroon international defender Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe signed for two seasons with French first division side Toulouse.

The 31-year-old previously played for Scottish side Celtic and French clubs Auxerre and Rennes.

He won the French Cup title with Auxerre in 2003 and the Scottish Cup with Celtic in 2007.

Toulouse had been looking for a defender to fill in for the extended injury absences of Mauro Cetto, Albin Ebondo and Mohamed Fofana.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

FIFA world rankings October

World champions Italy have slid to fifth in the FIFA world rankings released with Brazil holding top spot ahead of Spain and the Netherlands respectively.

Italy's fall follows their first round elimination from the Confederations Cup won by Brazil with Germany moving up one spot to fourth.

FIFA world Rankings

1. Brazil 1642pts
2. Spain 1590
3. Netherlands 1379
4. Germany 1195 (+1)
5. Italy 1181 (-1)
6. Russia 1161
7. England 1135
8. Argentina 1080
9. France 1059
10. Croatia 1031

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Manchester City and Umbro deal

Manchester City have agreed a new 10-year kit manufacturing deal with sportswear giants Umbro.

The agreement replaces a previous four-year arrangement with Le Coq Sportif which was reportedly worth £10million.

The value of the new deal has not been revealed.

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook said: "We are thrilled to announce this key partnership. We are building a successful and sustainable football club for the future and our partners are integral to that."

Umbro will also be investing £100,000 in 'Manchester culture' to work alongside City and other local organisations 'to support and inspire creativity across the city'.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Carlo Ancelotti from AC MIlan to Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti MIlan to Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti took a step closer to becoming Chelsea's new manager after he announced his contract at AC Milan has been terminated by mutual consent.
Carlo Ancelotti said: "I have agreed to leave Milan. The decision was by mutual consent. But a move to London is not certain yet. In agreement with the club, we have decided to bring forward the expiry of my contract. This beautiful adventure at Milan is over. I can't say anything else official. I have not made any agreement with any other club. I am certainly not staying in Italy. I am open to anything. It's obvious I would say yes if you ask me if I would love to coach Chelsea."