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Schalke appoint 31 year old Domenico Tedesco as new Head Coach

German football club Schalke have appointed Domenico Tedesco as head coach after relieving former coach Markus Weinzierl, the "Royal Blues" confirmed in an official statement. Tedesco put pen to paper on a two-year deal until June 2019.

"We have carefully examined the whole season to lay a good foundation for the upcoming season. We came to the conclusion that we have to make a change to ensure the development we want. This also includes a change on the head coach position," Schalke's sporting director Christian Heidel said.

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Leonardo Jardim extends contract with Monaco until 2020

Ligue 1 champions Monaco have extended their head coach Leonardo Jardim's contract until 2020, the football club announced, dismantling rumours that the Portuguese was moving in the direction of Chinese Super League (CSL) club Beijing Guoan.

"I am very happy to continue my work in Monaco. Last three seasons here were exceptional, especially when we were crowned in the league this May," said Jardim after his contract extension.

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Pepe lashes out against Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane may be enjoying the acclaim that comes with leading the capital football giants to their first domestic and European double in 50 years but, despite the good show, veteran central defender Pepe has not failed to shoot a barb at the French tactician.

Pepe will leave Real Madrid this summer after failing to sign a new contract with the club and has confirmed that he has offers from Paris Saint Germain, Inter Milan and English clubs.

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Stefano Pioli named Fiorentina Head Coach

Italian football club ACF Fiorentina on Tuesday announced that former Lazio and Inter Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has agreed to a two-season contract, replacing Portuguese tactician Paulo Sousa under whom they failed to retain a spot in 2017-18 Europa League.

An official release from the club stated: "ACF Fiorentina is pleased to announce that Stefano Pioli is the new head coach of the first team. The 51-year-old will sign a two-year contract with the club, with an option for the third season."

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Borussia Dortmund appoint Ajax Head Coach Peter Bosz as new Manager

AFC Ajax and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement on the transfer of chief coach Peter Bosz to the German fotball club as successor of Thomas Tuchel, both clubs announced on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Dutchman will sign a contract until 2019 at Dortmund. His contract at Ajax expired in 2019. Assistant Hendrie Kruzen makes the same step from Ajax to Dortmund.

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Real Madrid hammer Juventus 4-1 to retain Champions League crown

Real Madrid pounded Juventus 4-1 in the 2016-2017 Champions League final to become the first team to win Europe's elite club tournament two years in a row.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading scorer in the Champions League for five years running, contributed two goals as Real Madrid won the title for the 12th time here on Saturday night. The moment also belonged to Real Madrid coach Zinedane Zidane, who can point to a pair of Champions League trophies and a La Liga crown after just 18 months at the helm.

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Ernesto Valverde appointed new FC Barcelona Head Coach

Catalan football giants FC Barcelona confirmed that former Athletic Club Bilbao head coach Ernesto Valverde has agreed on an initial two season contract as the successor to Luis Enrique, who leaves after nine trophies in three seasons in charge.

The appointment on Monday of the 53-year-old, who also played for Barcelona in the late 1980s, came less than a week after Valverde announced his departure from Athletic where he had spent the past four seasons.

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