Eupen has to find a new coach
Pinat San Jose will no longer coach AS Eupen next season. The 41-year-old Spaniard negotiated an extension of his contract, but no agreement was reached. Luis Garcia has been cited as a possible successor. Garcia was the highly anticipated playmaker with Pandas from 2014 to 2019. Last summer he decided to end his career. (AR)
Anderlecht-Antwerp the day before
The Anderlecht Antwerp match will be played on the second day of the Champions Qualifiers on Saturday 8 May at 8.45 pm. The match was scheduled for a later day in the original calendar, but the Pro League confirmed the new date yesterday. Antwerp will open the playoff matches next Friday at home against Racing Genk, and Anderlecht will visit Club Bruges on Sunday. (TLB)
Augsburg puts Hirlich on the street
FC Augsburg sacked coach Heiko Herrlich (49) and has already named a successor with Markus Weinzierl (46). The number 13 in the German Bundesliga reports for this day.
Weinsirl must save Augsburg from relegation. On Friday, the match moved 2-3 against Cologne, led by Sebastian Bornau, 16th in the standings. This place comes to a play-off game at the end of the season, and Augsburg is only four points away with three days left until the match ends. Hertha Berlin comes next to last, seven points behind Augsburg, but the team from the German capital played three games less after the outbreak of the Corona virus. And the second-to-last and final championship fell directly into the German league.
Weinzierl was already at the helm of Augsburg from 2012 to 2016. In the 2015-16 season, the team entered the European League under his leadership. After his stint in Augsburg, Wienerl had a few successful clips in Schalke 04 (2016-17) and Stuttgart (2018-19). He signed a contract until June 30, 2022.
Hirlich, who has to knock out 1 out of 12, has coached Augsburg since March 2020. Last season, he managed to maintain 15th place in the German Bundesliga.
Chelsea without Kovacic to Madrid
Only Chelsea will miss Matteo Kovacic in the first match with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening. Former Croatian midfielder, Real player, suffers from muscle injury in London. Kovacic was injured two weeks ago.
Without the Croatian, coach Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the second leg in the quarter-final against FC Porto by 1-0, but the “Blues” won the first match 2-0 and went to the last four. “Only Kovacic is missing and the rest are at check-in for Tuesday,” Tuchel said before departure.
Utrecht registers Osman Bossaid until 2024
Utrecht Football Club has decided to extend the contract of Othman Bou Said (21) until 2024. The Dutch League club announced this day. In the summer of 2018, the Belgian youth international substituted Lierse for Utrecht, who has loaned the attacking midfielder to NAC Breda in the 2019-20 season. Bossaid was born in Kortrijk, and has already played 42 matches for Utrecht.
“I am very happy to be a player at Utrecht FC until 2024,” says Othman Boussaid. “The club has a lot of confidence in me. I had to take this opportunity to get a new contract and I did. The Belgian clubs were interested, but I can get the most out of myself here, here in the Netherlands. How do we play now really suits me. That’s why I want to stay with me.” FC Utrecht for a longer period. “
Premier League clubs boycott social media
Don’t search for tweets from Manchester City, Chelsea or other English clubs this weekend. Premier League clubs will not post anything on their social media the day after they make a statement against racism.
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