Bayern Munich officials say it would be “a total disaster” should European soccer’s governing body fail to release tough sanctions for clubs that violate new rules on spending.
Felix Magath was dismissed as coach of German soccer team Schalke 04 after a patchy season that has left the club 10th in the Bundesliga, while reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Former Spain striker Raul Gonzalez signed a two-year contract with Schalke, the German Bundesliga club said.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Former England manager Steve McClaren has been fired by Wolfsburg as the club struggles to avoid relegation from Germany’s top soccer league.
Steve McClaren , the former England soccer manager who guided FC Twente to its first Dutch Eredivisie title this season, will take over as coach at German club Wolfsburg on July 1.
"I'm delighted we've been able to inspire such an exceptional footballer and world-class striker to move to the Bundesliga and Schalke."
- Felix Magath on Jul 28, 2010