Football News Roundup – 4/9/12
The incredible transfer has taken place, as Hulk has snubbed Chelsea to join Zenit St Petersburg in a deal reported to be worth £32m.
The 26 year old Brazilian has signed a five year deal with the Russian champions, who are funded by energy giant Gazprom.
Whilst at Porto, Hulk had been linked with Chelsea all summer, but in what is a major coup for Russian football Zenit has managed to land the player as well as Belgian midfielder Alex Witsel, for a similar fee from Benfica.
Dimitar Berbatov has criticised former boss Alex Ferguson, saying that the Manchester United manager lost his respect for the way he was treated. Berbatov moved to Old Trafford from Tottenham for £30.75m in 2008. Despite finishing top scorer in the 2010-11 season, he was left out of the squad for United’s Champions League final, and made only 12 Premier League appearances afterwards.
Berbatov moved to Fulham for £5m last week, after the player slipped further down the pecking order at United behind Rooney, Van Persie, Welbeck and Hernandez.
Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has gone to Thailand to become technical director of club BEC Tero Sasana. Eriksson explained what the role meant:
"I'll follow training, I'll follow matches and I will work together with other members of the staff of course and give the players some advice here and there."
As a manager Eriksson has worked in various places across the world. Since leaving the England post alone he has gone on to manage the likes of Mexico, Ivory Coast and Notts County. His role in Thailand will be his first since leaving Championship side Leicester City last October.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner