Sport Schmidt was close to agreeing Saints deal

16:47  19 june  2017
16:47  19 june  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Southampton confirm retained list

  Southampton confirm retained list The Premier League have today confirmed all 20 teams’ retained lists, including Southampton’s ahead of the 2017/18 season. Saints had already confirmed who they had released at the end of the season back in May, and four players have departed the club. The quartet of Martin Caceres, Cuco Martina, Lloyd Isgrove and Harley Willard will move on to seek pastures new, but some surprises appear to have been sprung in the PL’s confirmed list for Saints. The standard first team squad have all been retained as expected, but it’s claimed that Stuart Taylor, who has played absolutely no part for Saints since signing, has been offered a new contract. He was due to depart the club this summer having only signed a one-year deal in 2016, but it looks as though he has been given the chance to stay. Jason McCarthy’s deal was set to expire this summer but it’s stated that he’s been kept on by Saints. However, it doesn’t actually state that he’s been offered a new deal, so this may be one to keep an eye on.

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Former Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt was close to agreeing a deal with Southampton.

According to Sky Sports, Schmidt was about to secure a contract with Southampton before he opted to move to Bejing to earn far more than he would in England.

The lure of Chinese mega bucks was too big for the German boss, leaving Southampton to consider other options.

The report claims that Southampton have narrowed their shortlist down to four names, with Schmidt and Thomas Tuchel both having been scratched off in the last week.

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Claude Puel was relieved of his duties after losing the support of the fans, with Southampton looking to bring in a motivating manager who can lift the spirit on the south coast.

Palace and Saints target Schmidt takes over at Chinese Super League side

  Palace and Saints target Schmidt takes over at Chinese Super League side Former Bayer Leverkusen manager and reported Southampton target Roger Schmidt has been announced as the new boss of Chinese side Beijing Sinobo Guoan. The Chinese Super League side confirmed on their Twitter account that the German had been appointed. Twitter: We are glad to have Mr. Roger Schmidt join us. Welcome to Beijing! https://t.co/NMOACnfC9h (@FCBeijingGuoan) Schmidt, who had been heavily linked with moves to both Southampton and Crystal Palace this summer, replaces Jose Gonzalez, who was sacked after losing back-to-back games. Beijing Sinobo Guoan currently sit seventh in the Chinese Super League and their ‘high profile’ signings include former Galatasaray striker Burut Yilmaz, Jonathan Soriano and Brazilian international Renato Augusto. Schmidt had been out of work since leaving Leverkusen back in March but will now venture into the increasingly popular Chinese Super League after putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal. With Claude Puel’s future at Southampton still up in the air, it appears the Saints will have to continue their search for a new manager.

Brazilian right-back Dani Alves is close to agreeing a three-year contract with Paris Saint -Germain, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The news will come as a blow to Louis van Gaal, particularly as Nathaniel Clyne looks likely to sign a new deal at Southampton.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is close to agreeing a three-and-a half year deal with Zenit St Petersburg. Salvatore Sirigu of Paris Saint -Germain is an easier option for the current Premier League leaders.

Schmidt was seen as that man but has signed for Beijing Sinobo Guoan on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Frank De Boer and Maurico Pellegrino are thought to be two of the names on the list, the other two are unknown as of this time.

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Conte close to agreeing deal .
Antonio Conte is close to agreeing to sign a new contract at Chelsea after positive talks, according to Sky in Italy. Conte has two years left on his current deal but Chelsea are rewarding him with a new improved contract after he won the title in his first season at the club.The new deal will see Conte earn between £9.5m and £10m a year, making him the best-paid manager in the club's history.Chelsea declined to comment when contacted by Sky Sports News HQ, but last week insisted Conte is happy at the club following reports he will leave.

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