first_imgTwice fired by Al ThaniJuan Ramón Muñiz knows what it is to be fired by Abdullah Al Thani. In the summer of 2010, the Sheikh of Qatar bought 96.8% of the shares held by Fernando Sanz. The first thing he did was to say goodbye to Muñiz who had saved the team from relegation to Second against all odds and with the second lowest budget in the category (€ 25.7 million) and despite having another contract year. The Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira was hired instead. Almost a decade later history has been repeated. The case is pending resolution in the Courts.Getafe is still waiting for AntoñínAs it is known, Malaga rejected a proposal by Getafe by Antoñín, 1.5 million euros. But there are many possibilities for the Malaga striker to become part of the Madrid team. It would remain to be determined, in the event that the operation was closed in this winter term of signings, if the player would go immediately to Pérez Muñoz or could end the season in La Rosaleda already as assigned.Antoñín will renew his contract automatically until 2023 on June 30 for having played (and exceeded) the 10 games (counting as a game to participate in at least 45 minutes). In addition, its current termination clause, three million euros, will become six.Regardless of this situation, Manolo Gaspar, the sports director, is negotiating with the player to accept a professional contract. Abdullah Al Thani is punishing his disastrous management as president of Malaga with the unanimous rejection of the fans and countless complaints. Among them is that of Juan Ramón Muñiz, who decided to denounce the club after being dismissed last April 14 after a defeat against Extremadura in La Rosaleda. The Asturian coach had to fulfill season and a half of contract. And that is what he claims.The view is scheduled to be home today in Malaga. On May 28, the act of conciliation was established prior to a lawsuit in this type of situation. As there was no conciliation, Muñiz filed the lawsuit in the social courtMuñiz’s lawsuit is not the only one Abdullah Al Thani must face. In fact, they accumulate. The lawsuit with the BlueBay hotel remains pending resolution. There is also the criminal complaint of the APA (Association of Small Shareholders) in which the City Council appeared and is waiting for the plaintiff to file a motion for reform after the judge denied the intervention of the club. We cannot forget the demands presented by Caminero and Joaquín Jofre (former sports director and former legal advisor). Or the Jony case.last_img read more

first_imgDennis Bergkamp’s arrival at Arsenal 20 years ago arguably changed the face of the club like never seen before.Following George Graham’s sacking, and Bruce Rioch’s appointment, the Dutchman was signed from Inter Milan for £7.5m, then treble the club’s record signing.Before Arsene Wenger instigated the ultra-professional approach, which saw them win seven major trophies in nine years, Bergkamp was shocked by the drinking culture evident at the north London club.The Frenchman’s arrival changed all that but it’s important to remember Bergkamp was at the club before ‘The Professor’ and, in many ways, started the ‘cultural revolution’ at Arsenal.Not only was the playing style altered, an application of the finer aspects of the games started to turn the ‘Boring, Boring Arsenal’ into the flamboyant advocates of attacking play we see today.So Dennis – we salute you!Arsenal fans, do you think Dennis Bergkamp is the greatest ever Arsenal player? Leave your thoughts below…last_img read more