[DD] Madrid Retain La Liga

Tuesday 28 May:

  • Real Madrid retained La Liga BBVA title with a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad, as Barcelona dropped all three points with a 2-0 defeat at mid-table Espanyol. Results elsewhere confirm that Copa Del Rey winners Barcelona will finish runners-up, with Sevilla taking third place and the valuable automatic Champions League spot. 4th will be contested by Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, and Atletico Madrid who go into the final round of fixtures on Saturday separated by just a point. Real Betis join Rayo Vallecano in being relegated from La Liga, and will be joined by either Deportivo La Coruna, Granada, or Real Zaragoza.
  • In the Bundesliga-1 Playoff Second Leg between Cottbus and Dusseldorf, two injury times goals for Dusseldorf saw them win 3-2 and 5-4 on aggregate, to ensure their top flight survival. Dusseldorf finished 16th in Bundesliga-1, with Cottbus finishing third in the second division.
  • League Two side Fleetwood Town have announced Mark Yates will be their new manager.
  • German U-21s manager Rainer Adrion will announce his squad for the UEFA U-21s Championship (June 16-29) tomorrow.

Boardroom:

Borussia Dortmund chairman Reinhard Rauball has notified new manager GS of a recent board decision in the light of the new management structure at the club. The BVB scouting network has been upgraded, allowing unrestricted scouting anywhere in the world.

The club also confirmed that a bonus payment of £1.4m will be shared pro-rata across the first team squad after their 3rd place finish in Bundesliga this season.

With the first team squad on holiday, manager GS has requested that the board seek to hire a Head of Youth Development, and adverts have been posted.

Managerial Vacancies:

  • Atalanta (18th, Serie A) [Relegated]
  • Augsburg (17th, Bundesliga) [R]
  • Falkirk (4th, Scottish First Division)
  • Olympique Lyonnais (5th, Ligue 1)
  • Sampdoria (20th, Serie A) [R]
  • Siena (19th, Serie A) [R]
  • Stenhousemuir (9th, Scottish Second Division) [R]
  • Wigan Athletic (6th, Premier League)
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