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Tim Sherwood, the Tottenham Hotspur manager is feeling worried at the moment that the chairperson, Daniel Levy might have decided to substitute him by the end of this season by a fresh face. However Sherwood thinks that it would be much interesting to take up the job of a technical director, replacing Franco Baldini at the White Hart Lane.
Daniel Levy did not witness the second half of the match between the Spurs and their rivals from London, wherein they got majorly capitulated by the latter at Stamford Bridge, since he had to attend a family event. Regardless of what the results were, it is expected that Levy has made up his mind regarding appointing Louis van Gaal, the Holland manager by summer, which means, Sherwood has to move out of his position as a manager to the Spurs. Off the topic, a huge question mark has also been raised pertaining to the future of Baldini, the technical director post Ian Broomfield’s return as a scout to the Spurs.
Sherwood has strongly insisted that he definitely would not function as a number two under Louis van Gaal, but he is also interested in taking up Baldini’s post, if and when the Italian leaves. When inquired about whether or not he thinks that Levy will replace him with a new manager, he replied that the silence right now is plain deafening, and it will completely depend on Daniel, regarding what is going to happen. He added that the final decision whether he is going to stay or not will be taken by the club. No one really cares more at the moment than him, he really wants the team to perform its best and it hurts him when they fail to do so.
Former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho has agreed to a new contract at Atletico Mineiro, thus bringing to an end all the speculation linking him with a return to European football with Besiktas. The Turkish outfit have been linked with a move for the player, who slowly appears to be finding his best form in recent years. Even though he may never play at the level he was seen during the 2006 World Cup, he still remains as one of the finest players in the Brazilian league. Hence, Atletico Mineiro were under a lot of pressure to sign him on a new contract.
Besiktas were interested in taking him back to Europe, as he would also like the same in order to be selected for the Brazilian squad. Ronaldinho has not featured for the national team for a long time and he is stuck on 97 caps. It is understood that he wants to play for the national team at the 2014 World Cup, which will be hosted in Brazil. As a result, he was even convinced that a move to European outfits will put him back in the eyes of Scolari, but it now appears that Atletico Mineiro will keep him for much longer.
Club president Alexandre Kalil confirmed the news on Twitter, but the length of the contract has not been revealed yet. Ronaldinho almost helped the team secure major titles this season. The new season is set to start in a week. Cruzeiro managed to win the title last season after taking 76 points compared to the 65 points of Gremio. Atletico Mineiro could only manage a third-place finish in the table, but they have qualified for the Copa Libertadores as a result of it.
Atletico Mineiro have been able to challenge for title due to the presence of Ronaldinho.