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Swiss club sack ex-Super Eagles star, Olofinjana

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Swiss outfit, Grasshopper Club Zurich have sacked their technical director, Seyi Olofinjana.

The former Super Eagles midfielder spent just one season at the club.

The club announced the termination of Olofinjana’s contract alongside managing director, Jimmy Berisha, on Monday.

Club President Sky Sun stated that the club took the decision after the board agreed a change in management of the squad ahead of the coming season.

“Over the past weeks, intense discussions regarding the future of the club were held. Through these open and fair conversations, the parties came to the joint decision to go separate ways,”Sun stated via a statement on the club’s official website.

“As a club with a strong heritage and ambitious vision, our aim must be to continuously push it forward and challenge ourselves on a regular basis.

“Following the transparent discussions and in light of the diverging views on the future direction of the club, it was mutually recognized that change within the leadership team was inevitable.

“The board of directors together with the concerned parties came to this decision in the best interest of the club’s future in order to keep pursuing its ambitious goals in the years to come.

“We would like to thank Jimmy and Seyi for their always professional and constructive collaboration. Seyi has always shown great dedication and committed fully to any challenge with strong passion.

“Through his work, he ensured we could tackle the season with a competitive squad. I wish them all the best for their personal and professional future and thank them sincerely for their commitment to Grasshoppers.”

Olofinjana was loan manager at Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers before linking up with the Swiss club.

Swiss club sack ex-Super Eagles star, Olofinjana

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Aubameyang wins league title despite playing just 8 minutes

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Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become a league champion this season.

This is despite the Gabon international playing just eight minutes of football.

Aubameyang was recognised as part of LaLiga champions Barcelona’s title-winning squad despite the former Borussia Dortmund star being a Chelsea player since last summer.

The Catalans were handed the Spanish top-flight title on Sunday after a 4-2 win at Espanyol.

The African star was part of Xavi’s side at the very start of the season before he joined Chelsea and came off the bench for a late cameo in their opening game against Rayo Vallecano.

In the top flight of English football, players need to have made a minimum of five league appearances to be considered a member of the title-winning squad.

But in Spain and elsewhere in Europe that is not the case, meaning that Aubameyang’s eight minutes game for Barca are all he needed to be crowned a champion this term.

Aubameyang has endured a dreadful season at Stamford Bridge, having scored just three goals in 21 appearances.

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Messi’s replacement: PSG to sign Arsenal star for €65m

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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set sights on signing Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard as Lionel Messi’s replacement.

As per a report in El Nacional, PSG are keen on signing Odegaard following his impressive season with Arsenal as Messi’s future with the French Ligue 1 champions is at the moment unclear.

The Parisians have been keeping tabs on the former Real Madrid midfielder and have decided to make a €65 million move to bring him to France.

PSG will have to battle Bayern Munich, who are also interested in Odegaard.

The report added that Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel is also a big fan of the Norway international and has asked the Bundesliga champions to make a move.

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Torres vs Arbeloa: What ex-Liverpool teammates told each other during clash

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Former Liverpool teammates, Fernando Torres, and Alvaro Arbeloa, were involved in an on-pitch argument during Atletico Madrid Juvenil’s cup clash against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Torres’ Atletico Madrid side were knocked out of Division de Honor Juvenil after losing 4-2 aggregate against Real Madrid.

During the second leg of the last-eight encounter, Torres got involved in a serious verbal altercation with Arbeloa.

Due to the duo’s war of words, the referee was forced to intervene as Arbeloa was shown a yellow card while Torres was waved a red card.

However, according to Relevo, Torres threatened to hit Arbeloa.

The former Chelsea striker said: “I will blow your head off!”

Arbeloa responded: “Start whenever you want.”

Torres and Arbeloa played together at Liverpool between 2007 and 2009.

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