According to Mundo Deportivo, the Dutch midfielder should be available for Barcelona's next La Liga match against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Sunday. De Jong picked up a muscle strain while on international duty with the Netherlands and missed the La Liga game against Mallorca and the Champions League loss to Inter Milan on Tuesday. Coach Xavi Hernandez will be happy to have De Jong available as it adds to the depth in midfield plus the Dutchman can also be used in defence if necessary.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Xabi Alonso is finally ready for the limelight again. After serving a three-year coaching apprenticeship with Real Sociedad’s reserve team, the 40-year-old former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich star was appointed Bayer Leverkusen coach this week. It’s his first senior management job, though he had plenty of offers before. As a player, he was revered for his playing intelligence, his ability to dictate games with an understanding matched by few others. He was
The Italian, who joined Spurs under Antonio Conte last year, has died aged 61.