Belgian FA chief says Arsenal ‘knocked on door’ for Roberto Martínez

first_imgAfter going winless in seven games, the Gunners sacked Unai Emery on November 29th and appointed Freddie Ljungberg as interim boss.Things didn’t improve under, and less than a month later the north London club appointed their former player Mikel Arteta as their new permanent manager.Prior to appointing the Spaniard, there were reports of other candidates including Belgium coach Roberto Martínez. The latter has the experience of managing in the UK as he had spells at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Everton.With his contract with the Belgian national team set to expire later in the summer, the Emirates club wanted to appoint Martínez as their new permanent manager. This has been confirmed Royal Belgian Football Association president Mehdi Bayat.Speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws, Bayat said: “Arsenal has knocked on the door [for Martínez].”HLN adds Arsenal contacted Martínez’s entourage before appointing Arteta, but Martínez didn’t consider the option of managing the Premier League Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo Arsenal endured a difficult campaign and a series of poor results between October and November.last_img read more

LVG set for PSG? John Terry to choose between two Chinese clubs? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Louis van Gaal is in the running to replace Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain. PSG’s board are already considering Emery’s position despite only employing the Spaniard in the summer and could turn to the former Manchester United boss. (Daily Express)James Rodriguez has admitted there is a chance he will leave Real Madrid during the January transfer window, claiming he has offers from a number of clubs. Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and a host of other big name clubs have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old in recent months. (Daily Mail)John Terry is at the centre of a £16million tug of war between two Chinese Super League Clubs with managers who have Chelsea connections. Terry is out of contract at the end of the season and the 36 year-old is unlikely to be offered a new deal by Chelsea. Former Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is keen to take him to champions Guangzhou Evergrande, while ex-Stamford Bridge star Gus Poyet wants him at Shanghai Shenhua. (Daily Express)Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is talks with Marseille over a January move. The Nigeria midfielder, 29, has been frozen out by Antonio Conte after playing for his country at the Olympics during the summer. (Daily Mirror)Axel Witsel has rejected an SOS call from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as he prepares to join Juventus. The Zenit St Petersburg midfielder is out of contract next summer and a move to Turin has already been agreed. But that did not stop Antonio Conte from making an audacious – but unsuccessful – last-minute move for his services. (The Sun)Liverpool are keen on talented Nantes winger Amine Harit. The 19-year-old has caught the eye this season with some impressive performances for the Ligue 1 outfit and has been labelled the ‘new Hatem Ben Arfa’. (The Sun)West Ham and Southampton are tracking Eibar midfielder Dani Garcia, 26, ahead of a potential move next summer. (Marca)Mathieu Flamini is free to quit Crystal Palace and head home to join Marseille in January. The Frenchman has struggled to make an impact since moving to the Eagles on a 12-month deal in September. (Daily Mirror)Hull City’s leading scorer Robert Snodgrass has turned down a new contract offer. Snodgrass, who is out of contract next summer, has decided he is unwilling to commit long-term, with the Tigers unsure of preserving their Premier League status and owner Assem Allam reportedly trying to sell up. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest headlines…?LISTEN: Arsene Wenger tells talkSPORT ‘enough is enough’ as bad refereeing costs Arsenal victory over Manchester CityArsenal legend urges club: ‘BREAK THE BANK and keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil!’ – talkSPORT exclusiveLISTEN: Pep Guardiola admits Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League could be insurmountableArsenal FC: ‘There’s a search party at the Etihad for Mesut Ozil!’ – Reaction as German goes missing v Manchester City‘Disappointed’ – Gary Rowett speaks out after shock Birmingham City sacking: ‘We were only halfway through the project’last_img read more