Sport Schmidt was close to agreeing Saints deal

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

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.

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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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Southampton's weekly news round-up .
It’s been another busy, emotional and frantic week as a Southampton fan! Plenty of dealings are ongoing across Europe but Saints appear to be preoccupied with the difficult situations surrounding Claude Puel and the looming takeover of the club. However, this hasn’t stopped the rumours floating around and there have been plenty of them this week! Take a look at our round-up of all the week’s speculation. Monday Claude Puel reportedly turned down Saint-Etienne’s second approach to appoint him as their new manager. Saints were linked with a move for young Bolton winger Max Broughton. Puel was also claimed to be arranging his compensation package with Saints as they look to dismiss him. Liverpool were reportedly ready to use Mamadou Sakho as a makeweight in a deal to land Virgil van Dijk. Tuesday Manchester City are making significant progress in a deal to land Ryan Bertrand this summer. Southampton reported Liverpool for an illegal approach to sign Virgil van Dijk. Saints are claimed to be actively exploring potential successors for Claude Puel. Wednesday Saints are ready to demand £75m for the signature of Virgil van Dijk. Katharina Liebherr is claimed to be involved in a German tax probe investigation. Long-standing Southampton target Ruben Semedo sealed a move to Villarreal. Saint-Etienne were claimed to be ready to pay out compensation to Saints in order to land Claude Puel.

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