Friday Kickoff: Klopp, Bielsa, Valdes and more

Friday Kickoff: Klopp, Bielsa, Valdes and more

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Friday Kickoff: Klopp, Bielsa, Valdes and more

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

After a strong first season in charge at Liverpool. the club’s esteemed coach is set for a long tenure in England, while an interesting twist has Lazio searching for a new coach.

Jurgen Klopp has signed a long-term extension with Liverpool after guiding the Reds to the Europa League final during the 2015/16 season. (REPORT)

After the club announced his hiring just days earlier, Marcelo Bielsa has turned down the role of head coach at Serie A side Lazio. The Biancocelesti previously released a statement on their official website naming Bielsa the team’s next coach. (REPORT)

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes has joined Premier League side Middlesbrough after making just two appearances at Manchester United last season. (REPORT)

Sevilla has acquired Atletico Madrid midfielder Matias Kranevitter on loan for the next season. (REPORT)

Newcastle has completed the signing of Atletico defender Jesus Gamez. (REPORT)

Independiente del Valle shocked Boca Juniors, 2-1, on Thursday night in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinals. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

Antoine Griezmann’s double booked France a place in the Euro 2016 final after knocking off Germany, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls have agreed to trade midfielder Lloyd Sam to D.C. United for general allocation money. (REPORT)

Adrian Heath’s dismissal at Orlando City signals a major turning point for the club as it looks to find an identity. (REPORT)

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