Champions League news: Clattenburg to ref Madrid derby final - Goal.com
Mark Clattenburg will referee this month's Madrid derby Champions League final, UEFA has announced. The Referees Committee of European football's governing body has selected the Englishman to take charge of the showpiece between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at San Siro on May 28.
Copa to get final four makeover? | Football Espana
A plan to revamp the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, inspired by basketball’s final four, has reportedly been discussed. AS cites Catalunya Radio as reporting the proposal, which would see the competition’s two semi-finals and the final played in one city, with the Euroliga basketball tournament send to be the inspiration.
Zinedine Zidane trust in formation and players key to Real Madrid efficiency - ESPN FC
Last February 27th, Atletico Madrid defeated Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. In an authoritative display culminated by Antoine Griezmann's goal, the visitors opened a four-point gap over the Madridistas, while Barcelona's 2-1 win over Sevilla that same day left Zinedine Zidane's team 14 points behind the Azulgrana. Villarreal loomed only two points behind Real Madrid.
Jemez calls ‘mystery’ Press conference | Football Espana
Rayo Vallecano Coach Paco Jemez has called a Press conference for Wednesday, but neither his club nor his agent know why. AS cites Cope as reporting the invitation to the media and there’s speculation Jemez could make an announcement regarding his future, be that a decision to stay at Vallecas or an intention to leave at the end of the season.
Lopetegui linked to Valencia post | Football Espana
Julen Lopetegui is the latest Coach to be mentioned as a possible candidate for the Valencia bench next season. According to Superdeporte, the 49-year-old´s name has been suggested by renowned agent Jorge Mendes, although it is understood he meets the criteria laid down by Valencia director of football, Jesus Garcia Pitarch.
Leicester chasing Depor ace | Football Espana
Premier League champions Leicester City hope to begin their summer transfer activity by signing Lucas Perez from Deportivo la Coruna. Boss Claudio Ranieri wants to build on this season´s success by providing support for Jamie Vardy up front and, according to the Guardian, sees Perez as the perfect foil for his main striker.