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Lance Knight2010-05-08 06:17:33 +0000 #1
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Lance Knight2010-05-08 06:22:11 +0000 #2
Manzano to take charge of Malaga

MADRID, June 13 (Reuters) - Former Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano has reached an agreement to take charge of Malaga for the next two seasons, the Primera Liga side said on Sunday.

'There was no problem in closing the deal and we are all very satisfied with it,' Malaga president Serafin Roldan told Spanish sports daily Marca.

'The coach is aware that he has got a lot of work ahead of him, but we all know that we are going to have give everything to take the club forward.'

Manzano, who left Atletico last month, succeeds Juande Ramos who guided the Andalucians to a 10th-place finish in the Primera Liga but made it clear he did not want to extend his one-year contract with the club.

Manzano, 47, steered Real Mallorca to victory in the King's Cup in 2003 before taking charge at Atletico.
Lance Knight2010-05-08 07:02:54 +0000 #3
Liverpool sign Josemi

Liverpool have agreed a deal to bring Malaga defender Josemi to Anfield.

The negotiations were concluded late on Friday night and the player will soon be jetting out to the USA to join the Reds on their pre-season tour.

The deal is reportedly worth €4million and the presence of Spanish coach Rafael Benitez at Anfield was central to the deal, according to Josemi.

'Malaga will make some money in what is a great deal, and I go to one of the top clubs in Europe,' Sky Sports report the defender said.

'And above all the trainer is a Spaniard like Benitez, which was partly a reason for me as well.

'I am going to work at a top club. It is what I have always done since I have been a soccer player.'

The 24-year-old, Benitez's first signing for the Merseysiders, is able to play at right-back and in the centre of the defence.

He started his career at home-town club Torremolinos before moving along the coast to Malaga as a teenager.

He has since moved through the ranks at La Rosaleda and is now considered a first-team regular, making 35 league appearances last season.
Lance Knight2010-05-08 06:35:03 +0000 #4
Amoroso agrees deal with Malaga

MADRID, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Former Borussia Dortmund striker Marcio Amoroso has agreed to play for Malaga this season, the Primera Liga club said on Thursday.

The club said they had an option to extend the deal for the 30-year-old Brazilian for a further two seasons.

Amoroso, who had an impressive scoring record in the Bundesliga, left Dortmund in April when his contract was terminated following a series of disputes with the club.

He joined Dortmund for €25 million ($30.64 million) from Italian side Parma in 2001, but suffered a knee ligament injury last September and did not play a competitive match for the rest of the season.

Amoroso rose to prominence with Italian side Udinese after playing for Guarani and Flamengo in Brazil and Verdy Kawasaki in Japan.

Now this is a great signing
Lance Knight2010-05-08 07:01:39 +0000 #5
Malaga sign Man City's Wanchope

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Manchester City's Costa Rican international striker Paulo Wanchope has joined Spanish Primera Liga team Malaga.

The 28-year-old was signed by Malaga for a fee of £500,000 after he completed a medical and agreed personal terms, Premier League club City said on their official website.

Wanchope, who has scored 36 goals in 51 games for Costa Rica, netted 27 times in 64 league appearances for City after joining the club from West Ham United for a fee of £3.65million in August 2000.

Malaga begin the new Primera Liga season with a trip to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Lance Knight2010-05-08 07:54:09 +0000 #6
Atlético Madrid 2-0 Málaga: FT Report


MADRID, August 28 (Primera Liga) - Atletico Madrid made a winning start to the new Primera Liga season with a comfortable home victory at the expense of Malaga.

Last season Atletico had another disappointing season - once considered one of Spain's big three clubs they have been long absent from European competition.

During the week they lost their Intertoto Cup final with fellow Spaniards Villarreal and thus are once more denied the chance to compete on the European stage.

Under the command of a new coach Cesar Ferrando, they were pitted against Malaga whose new boss Gregorio Manzano was in charge of Atletico last season and jumped ship in the summer - some say he would have been pushed anyway.

After five minutes Atletico had already taken control of the match and they were producing some flowing passing movements.

The ball was being switched around superbly with Malaga chasing shadows and it was only an acrobatic display by visiting goalkeeper Juan Jesus Calatayud that kept his side in the match in the early stages.

Argentinian veteran Diego Simeone was anchoring the Atletico midfield and prompting his team-mates while Fernando Torres looked dangerous up front.

Their pressure finally paid off a minute before the break but it had a large slice of fortune about it.

Ariel Ibagaza received the ball on the edge of the box and released a powerful left-foot drive which hit the post and in an attempt to the clear the shot, the ball rebounded off the post and hit Calatayud's hand.

The ball went over the line and was duly credited as an own goal by Calatayud.

Meanwhile, Ferrando was dispatched from the touchline for making his views known too forcefully to the referee and watched the rest of the match from the stands.

The teams went in for the break and when they reemerged the hosts did not take long to get a second goal at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Torres controlled the ball well on the edge of the box and sprinted clear of the defence.

Catalayud came off his line to try and meet the danger but Spanish international Torres showed plenty of composure to slide the ball under the advancing goalkeeper and into the net.

Ibagaza was playing superbly but was not the only star in what was an excellent team performance.

Malaga never got in the game and - despite the signing of Costa Rican Paulo Wanchope during the week from Manchester City - there looks to be plenty of work for Manzano to do.



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