Henry appointed as Belgium assistant coach
Former Arsenal youth coach Theiry Henry has been named as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
Martinez was brought in as a replacement for Marc Wilmorts, who got the boot after Belgium failed to go beyond the quarterfinals in Euro2016.
The former Everton boss, who seems to be an admirer of Henry’s work, revealed that he was happy to have him on his team.
“He will bring something different. He agreed right away to join us.” Said Martinez.
Not long after, Henry shared his delight at his new role via Twitter. He tweeted: “Honoured to be assistant coach, very excited, can’t wait.”
Martinez and Henry will get to work right away as Belgium has an upcoming friendly against Spain on September 1.
No worries, Iheanacho is not injured – Guardiola
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has allayed fears about Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho, revealing that the young man will feature for the citizens against West Ham on Sunday.
Many feared that the 19-year old picked up a harmstring as he attempted to score for City in their champions league play-off game against Steaua Bucuresti on Wednesday.
After, missing out on training on Thursday, fans feared the worst but now pep has reassured fans that Iheanacho is perfectly fine and will definitely be included in the squad that faces the Hammers on Sunday.
“It was a scare but he’s fine,” Guardiola told journalists at his pre-match press conference. “Everybody’s fit and ready – we trained with 30 players today.”
Iheanacho will also feature for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania on September 3, 2016.
Matuidi will sign a new contract with PSG – Club President
According Paris St. Germain president Nasser Al-Khelafi, Blaise Matuidi (who has been subject to transfer rumors recently) will not be leaving the French champions any time soon.
Matuidi has been a prime target for Juventus, who are desperate to get a replacement for Paul Pogba, who made a switch to Manchester United a few weeks ago.
However, it seems they will have to seek the services of another midfielder, as PSG seems determined to hold on to theirs.
“I can confirm that he will not leave and that we will extend his contract,” Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien. “I always wished that he would stay and he also has always wanted to stay.
“He is an exemplary player who has always given everything for PSG. He has a huge heart on the field and off it. He is a great representative of the club.”
Matuidi’s current contract will keep him at the club until 2018 and he is expected to sign another contract that will keep him at the club for another year after that.
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan