Tuesday Kickoff: Guardiola, Mourinho, FIFA, and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Guardiola, Mourinho, FIFA, and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Guardiola, Mourinho, FIFA, and more



We’re now a couple of days into the January transfer window, and that means rumors, signings and news galore this Tuesday:

Pep Guardiola revealed on Tuesday that he wants to coach in the English Premier League, but also said he hasn’t decided on a club to coach just yet. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly “frustrated” in waiting for a job at Manchester United, and is set to look into other options. (REPORT)

FIFA’s Ethics Committee recommends a nine-year ban for currently suspended FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke. (REPORT)

Kevin-Prince Boateng has officially re-signed with AC Milan on a six-month contract months after being indefinitely suspended by Bundesliga side Schalke. (REPORT)

Former NBA star Steve Nash and Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver purchased controlling shares to own Spanish Segunda Division side Real Mallorca. (REPORT)

São Paulo outfit Corinthians has reportedly accepted a deal to transfer striker Alexandre Pato to Tianjin Songjiang, a Chinese second division side. (REPORT)

Schalke have decided not to sell 19-year-old attacking midfielder Leroy Sane to Manchester City during the January transfer window, per chairman of the club board Clemens Tonnies. (REPORT)

Welsh international Gareth Bale is reportedly “unhappy” about Rafa Benitez’s sacking. (REPORT)

Neymar said he “did not hear” the alleged racist chants during Barcelona’s match against Espanyol on Saturday. (REPORT)

FC Basel confirmed that midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who missed training on Tuesday, is likely to be sold in the next few days, and Arsenal is the likely destination. (REPORT)


According to a Goal USA report, Jordan Morris has made the decision to turn pro, foregoing his senior year with Stanford. (REPORT)

MLS announced the final roster and team placement for the aspiring pros ahead of the 2016 MLS Player Combine, which is scheduled for Jan. 7-12. (REPORT)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez officially fired Rafa Benitez on Monday, and named Blancos legend Zinedine Zidane as new manager during Monday’s press conference. (REPORT)

Stoke City won its appeal with the English Football Association to withdrawal Geoff Cameron’s red card decision from Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Brom, meaning he will be available for selection on Tuesday against Liverpool in a League Cup semifinals match. (REPORT)

Brad Friedel was named U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team coach, while U.S. Soccer also named former Iran head coach Omid Namazi as head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team. (REPORT)

Which EPL club do you think Guardiola will coach next? Will Mourinho end up at Man United or somewhere else? How long do you think Valcke should be suspended? Think Boateng will do well with AC Milan this year? Expect Nash to invest in MLS any time soon? See Pato moving to China?

Share your thoughts below.

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