Ex-West Ham, Leeds defender Foxe and ex-Ajax keeper Didulica join Melbourne Heart coaching staff | Australia/Asia News | Tribal Football

A-League club Melbourne Heart have announced their final coaching staff line-up for the 2012/13 season.

A-League club Melbourne Heart have announced their final coaching staff line-up for the 2012/13 season.

John Aloisi will be joined by former West Ham United, Portsmouth and Leeds United defender Hayden Foxe who will work closely with the new head coach on match days.

Along with Foxe, former Ajax, Austria Vienna and AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Joey Didulica and former head of the AIS football program Ron Smith have also been appointed.

“After an incredibly thorough search, we are excited to be able to announce the final line-up of our coaching panel for the upcoming season,” said Heart CEO Scott Munn.

“We feel the updated structure of our football department will equip us to build on our debut finals appearance last season while helping further shape our playing identity and philosophy, which is centred on a commitment to player development and a modern-style of football.

“Importantly, we will also continue to offer our players access to coaches boasting substantial experience at the elite level, with each individual bringing a unique set of qualities to the Club.”

 
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Foster: West Brom should be my last club | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Ben Foster wants West Bromwich Albion to be his final club.The Baggies goalkeeper signed permanently from Birmingham City last month.

Ben Foster wants West Bromwich Albion to be his final club.

The Baggies goalkeeper signed permanently from Birmingham City last month.

Foster has had spells at 10 clubs over a decade in the game and said he was now looking to settle for the rest of his career.

He said: “I have no interest in moving south or north. I hope this is my last move.

“My kids are going to be settled in schools soon.

“My wife loves the area too and those are the sort of things people don’t always see.”

Newcastle push Marseille to drop Remy price | Transfers | Tribal Football

Newcastle United want Marseille to drop their asking price for Loic Remy.The Journal says Remy were genuine but the interest is no more than tentative at this stage.

Newcastle United want Marseille to drop their asking price for Loic Remy.

The Journal says Remy were genuine but the interest is no more than tentative at this stage.

Marseille’s Remy comes highly recommended to Newcastle chiefs, but their initial query revealed a fee of around £20million – which would rule him too expensive.

Sunderland boss O'Neill may promote from within to replace Turner | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill may promote from within to replace Michael Turner.Turner is being sold to Norwich City.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill may promote from within to replace Michael Turner.

Turner is being sold to Norwich City.

O’Neill is understood to want to take a closer look at youngster Louis Laing and Ireland Under-21 defender Jon Egan, says The Journal.

“I’ve always been under the belief that if you’re good enough, you’ll eventually come through if you’ve got the willpower and desire. And I don’t see why that should be any different with this young bunch of players,” said the manager.

Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City all in Benfica contact for Witsel | Transfers | Tribal Football

Premier League clubs remain keen on Benfica star Axel Witsel.The Sun says Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been told they must stump up £31million to land Witsel.

Premier League clubs remain keen on Benfica star Axel Witsel.

The Sun says Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been told they must stump up £31million to land Witsel.

That is the figure which will trigger a release clause in the powerful Belgian international midfielder’s five-year contract at Benfica.

The Lisbon giants only landed Witsel, 23, from Standard Liege 12 months ago, but already he is being targeted by some of Europe’s top teams.

West Brom boss Clarke yet to see new signing Yacob in action | Transfers | Tribal Football

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits he’s never seen new signing Claudio Yacob actually play.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits he’s never seen new signing Claudio Yacob actually play.

Albion snapped up the Argentina midfielder, 25, on a free after he was released by Racing Club de Avellaneda.

Yet new Baggies boss Clarke said: “I knew his name but I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I said I’d seen him play before I came to Albion.

“He was one of the players flagged up.”

Yacob has a hardman reputation. Clarke added: “Don’t underestimate his power. He’s tough enough.

“These Argentinian leagues are tough and he’s already shown a good mentality. He’ll give us something different.”

Liverpool owner Henry: Suarez saga didn't influence Dalglish axe | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Liverpool chairman John W Henry insists the Luis Suarez saga did not have an influence on Kenny Dalglish’s dismissal.

Liverpool chairman John W Henry insists the Luis Suarez saga did not have an influence on Kenny Dalglish‘s dismissal.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed last week Dalglish paid the penalty for Liverpool’s handling over the Luis Suarez furore but Henry insisted that was not the case.

“That did not really play a part,” he told the Daily Mail. “I did not come into play. We have been into the factors why (Dalglish was sacked). No one issue is going to determine the long term viability of the club.”