World Soccer

Appointmen­ts, sackings and loans



Leeds United fired MARCELO BIELSA after a poor run of form left the Premier League club in danger of relegation. In the EFL, Reading and Peterborou­gh United parted company with VELJKO PAUNOVIC and DARREN FERGUSON, while KENNY JACKETT and DEREK ADAMS left Leyton Orient and Bradford City respective­ly, with MARK HUGHES later being appointed at Valley Parade.

PSV’s ROGER SCHMIDT announced he will leave the club at the end of the season, amid rumours that he will take over at Hertha Berlin. JOHNNY JANSEN was sacked by Heerenveen, who hired

OLE TOBIASEN as interim coach. JEAN-PHILIPPE GBAMIN left Everton to join CSKA Moscow on loan for the rest of the season.


HAKIM ZIYECH announced his retirement from internatio­nal duty, having been left out of Morocco’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations squad.


Former Tottenham Hotspur, AZ, Fulham and Belgium central midfielder MOUSA DEMBELE announced that he will retire at the end of the current

Chinese Super League season after three years with Guangzhou City.

United Arab Emirates hired Argentine coach RODOLFO ARRUABARRE­NA to replace ex-Netherland­s boss BERT VAN MARWIJK, who was fired in February.


Managers JAIR VENTURA, FABIO CARILLE and ENDERSON MOREIRA departed Brazilian clubs Juventude, Santos and Botafogo respective­ly.

 ?? ?? Quitting… Ziyech
Quitting… Ziyech
 ?? ?? Retiring… Dembele
Retiring… Dembele

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