Gullit loses his job
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was dismissed on Tuesday as manager of struggling Russian side Terek Grozny after losing a match he had been ordered to win by the club president and controversial leader of Chechnya.sports Updated: Jun 15, 2011 00:08 IST
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was dismissed on Tuesday as manager of struggling Russian side Terek Grozny after losing a match he had been ordered to win by the club president and controversial leader of Chechnya.
"Gullit will no longer train Terek," the Interfax news agency quoted Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov as saying after the club's 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Amkar Perm.
"Unfortunately, he was unable to prove his mettle as a trainer. Under his leadership, the team played exceptionally poorly this season," added Kadyrov after earlier accusing the global celebrity of leading a playboy's lifestyle.
A seemingly unfazed Gullit said moments after the match ended that he expected to get the sack even if he had won Tuesday's encounter. "I don't think it would have mattered if I had won or lost," Gullit said. Terek sit 14th in the 16-team Russian League.
Busy months ahead
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has promised a busy few months in the transfer market with the club keen to bolster their squad after what he said had been a profoundly disappointing season. "It is going to be an active summer. I expect to be busy and Arsene (Wenger) expects to be busy," Gazidis told the Arsenal Supporters Trust.