Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Siena Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:31:34 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Antonelli backing Zidane to succeed Allegri at Juventus]]> <p>Former Bari and Siena sports chief Stefano Antonelli can see Zinedine Zidane returning to Juventus.</p><p>Antonelli is backing the former Real Madrid coach to eventually succeed Massimiliano Allegri at Juve.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:36:46 +1100 Carlos Volcano <![CDATA[New Udinese coach Igor Tudor: I'm here for long-term]]> <p>Igor Tudor says he's taken the Udinese job as a long-term prospect.</p><p>The former Juventus and Siena defender was appointed today after Massimo Oddo's run of 11 consecutive defeats.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:24:03 +1000 Carlos Volcano <![CDATA[Conte & Diego Costa: Stop blaming THAT text for Chelsea manager's demise]]> <p>COMMENT: Don't blame the text. Yes, Antonio Conte has contributed to his demise at Chelsea. But don't claim that text to Diego Costa last summer is at the heart of the club's current woes.</p><p>There's been some real revisionism about what occurred last summer. Yes, Conte fired off that text. And yes, it drew a line in the sand. But it was no catalyst for Costa's departure. That happened months earlier - and on the other side of the world...</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:01:17 +1000 <![CDATA[Confidant: Conte should see Chelsea have spent big money this summer]]> <p>Antonio Conte confidant Cristian Stellini says he can understand the Chelsea manager's frustrations this season.</p><p>Stellini was Conte's No2 with Siena, Bari and Juventus.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:53:28 +1100 Paul Vegas <![CDATA[‚ÄčIncoming Chelsea boss Conte ACQUITTED of match fixing scandal]]> <p>Chelsea manager-elect Antonio Conte has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a match-fixing scandal from 2011.<br></p><p>The 46-year-old, who will lead Italy at Euro 2016 next month, was accused of doing nothing to halt a scandal while in charge of Italian side Siena.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:09:26 +1000 <![CDATA[Tavecchio insists no court problems for Italy coach Conte]]> <p>FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio insists there's no concerns over Italy coach Antonio Conte's court date.<p>Conte was named in a match-fixing investigation and accused of sporting fraud relating to his time at Siena.<p>"Conte's words perfectly illustrated the situation," Tavecchio told Radio Sportiva.<p>"The Coach said he will stay with us, regardless of all those who suggested otherwise. There was no reason to create this storm in a teacup, to create a very precarious situation where it wasn't necessary.<p>"We worked very hard to get Antonio Conte on the Italy bench. Conte is a person other nations envy us for and we give him the best we have,<p>"We put the youth academies of our football in his hands so that he can intervene in all the levels of the Nazionale.<p>"As for the match-fixing investigation, our constitution says that an Italian citizen is considered guilty only after the third round of the justice system.<p>"I just want to remind people that before 2006, simply betting was a crime. There was a political choice to remove the penalisation on betting, a risk that the Government knew could lead to certain situations."<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:28:03 +1100 <![CDATA[Beretta says Tottenham, Juventus target Zaza ready for 'big club']]> <p>Former Parma and Siena coach Mario Beretta says Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza is ready for a big club move.<p>Zaza attracted an enquiry from Tottenham last week, while Juventus have first refusal for the Italy international.<p>Beretta told Sportsmediaset: "I really like Zaza, he is a complete player, knows how to score goals but is also playing well as a team player. <p>"I think it's the right time to go to a great team."<p>Juve are in talks with Sassuolo this week over Zaza's future.<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:37:14 +1100 <![CDATA[Italy return likely for Watford striker Fabbrini]]> <p>Diego Fabbrini is ready to leave Watford in January.<p>TMW says the former striker of Siena and Palermo has struggled for minutes this season and is being made available for loan by Watford.<p>Fabbrini could return to Italy, where he is rated highly by Serie B clubs.<p>The former Italy international is in his second season with the Hornets, having spent part of last term on-loan with Siena. <p>The 24 year-old's contract with Watford runs to 2017.<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:00:24 +1100 <![CDATA[Leyton Orient seek talks with ex-Siena coach Serse Cosmi]]> <p>Serse Cosmi is interesting League One Leyton Orient.<p>The Daily Mail says Orient are interested in Italian coach Cosmi becoming their new manager. <p>The 56-year-old has coached at Pescara, Siena, Lecce and Palermo in recent seasons and has worked before with sporting director Mauro Milanese. <p>The League One strugglers controversially lost Russell Slade to Cardiff this month.<p>It is thought Cosmi wants to learn more about English football, while another Italian coach Giancarlo Camolese is also under consideration.<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:58:15 +1100 <![CDATA[FREE AGENT BARGAINS: Top 5 under-the-radar freebies Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool are chasing]]> <p>The summer market may've shut two weeks ago (or is that a week for Aston Villa and Tom Cleverley?), but the communication lines between Premier League clubs and agents remain wide open.<p>And we're not talking about preparations for the January window.<p>There's over 250 free agents, boasting top flight experience, available to Premier League clubs from across Europe. <p> broke the news of Innocent Emeghara's camp reaching out to the likes of West Ham United and Sunderland after his release from the bankrupt Siena. And it's emerged this week, with his defence hit hard by injury, that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is discussing with chief executive Ivan Gazidis making room in the budget for a free agent signing. Former Everton and Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo and released West Bromwich Albion centre-half Diego Lugano have been mentioned as candidates.<p>Wenger is also considering one of the gems of the free agency list, former Gooner Lassana Diarra, who was not registered by Lokomotiv Moscow after a blow-up with former coach Leonid Kuchuk. Kuchuk was shown the door last week. <p>If he is to return to England, Diarra will have to accept a major pay-cut on the wages he enjoyed at Loko and previously with Anzhi. There is also the chance of returning to Loko now with Kuchuk out of the picture.<p>Looking locally, Wenger could consider former West Ham United and Sunderland defender George McCartney. There is also former Leicester City centre-half Sean St Ledger.<p>The 29 year-old came off contract in June and remains without a club. But interested teams will have to move quickly, as St Ledger has been spending the week in Greece with his former Peterborough United teammate Luke Steele, who signed for Panathinaikos last month.<p>Jack Collison, cut loose by West Ham United, is in talks with Millwall and Ipswich Town, while former Besiktas striker Hugo Almeida has met with QPR boss Harry Redknapp to discuss terms and remains available after a round of talks with Italy's Cesena came to nothing.<p>Along with Portugal international Almeida, looking beyond England, there's some absolute jewels available for those managers willing to put the time and effort into making such free signings a success.<p>TOP FIVE (BELOW THE RADAR) FREE AGENTS:<p>1) Sotiris Ninis<p>Only 24, Ninis was released by Parma over the summer after failing to settle during two years in Italy. Before his move to Serie A, Ninis was regarded among the best young players in Europe - and the best of his generation in Greece. Blessed with explosive pace and wonderful dribbling ability, Ninis made his name with Panathinaikos, where he was a regular at just 16 years of age.<p>Playing with the Greek giants, Ninis attracted enquiries from Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but ended up choosing Parma in the hope of continuing his development at a higher standard. But it just didn't happen for the Greece international and he spent the end of last season on-loan with PAOK before his release by Parma in June.<p>2) Cristian Sapanaru<p>An experienced Romania defender, Sapanaru has long flirted with a move to England, particularly during his four years with Porto. Tottenham and Liverpool both made attempts for Sapanaru while he played in Portugal before the now 30 year-old moved to Spain two years ago with Real Zaragoza. A year later he joined Elche before being allowed to come off contract over the summer.<p>Sapanaru came close to signing for Crystal Palace before moving to Elche. He was desperate to see the switch to England happen and kept Elche waiting until it was clear Palace would not be making a firm offer. While primarily a right-back, Sapanaru, standing at 6ft 2in, can also play at centre-half and has the physique to handle the demands of the Premier League.<p> 3) Krisztin Nmeth<p>A former Liverpool junior, striker Nmeth was allowed to cancel his contract at Roda JC over the summer by mutual consent and remains without a club. The 25 year-old spent three years inside Liverpool's academy after moving from former Hungarian partners MTK Budapest. He left Liverpool for Olympiakos in 2010 and has spent time in Greek, Hungarian and Dutch football, where he has scored goals wherever he has played. Hungarian observers believe Nemeth will only fulfil his potential once he settles down at one club, having played for eight teams in five years - almost as a gun for hire. A strong running centre-forward, Nemeth can also play as a second striker and feels he has unfinished business in England after his time on Merseyside was plagued by injury.<p> 4) Leonel Galeano<p>Galeano, released by Rayo Vallecano over the summer, certainly has the ability to play in the Premier League. But he would still represent a gamble due to his recent injury record, which influenced Rayo's decision to cut him loose at the end of last season. Now 23, Galeano was capped by Argentina as a 19 year-old and played with Tottenham winger Erik Lamela and Newcastle United striker Facundo Ferreyra in the 2011 U20 World Cup. At home, where he came through the system at Independiente, Galeano was likened to Inter Milan legend Walter Samuel.<p>5) Gaby Mudingayi<p>Like Lassana Diarra, Belgium international Mudingayi looks a sure bet for any Premier League club. The midfielder, 32, left Inter Milan at the end of last season after failing to win over coach Walter Mazzarri. But in Italy his reputation remains intact, where he is still a hero for Lazio fans after three years with the Rome club. Mudingayi has kept Serie A clubs waiting as he pushes his agents to explore the Premier League market. QPR have been sounded out, as has Crystal Palace and Aston Villa over the past ten days.</p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:15:10 +1000