☕️ Breakfast news: Alonso almost coach of Bayern? UEFA president resigns

The weekend is fast approaching! So that you are well informed before the traditional (Site notre bureau spécialisé) holidays, here is the latest breakfast news for you.

Coach Xabi Alonso continues his season with Bayer Leverkusen and has yet to lose in a competitive match. A circumstance that could have been expected from FC Bayern before the season. If Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had his way, he would probably also have Xabi Alonso on the FCB bench.

The supervisory board member revealed to the ‘Münchener Abendzeitung’ that he wanted to bring former Bayern player Alonso to Säbener Straße as an assistant coach in 2018. « Unfortunately, it didn’t work out at the time. era », Rummenigge still regrets the failed attempt today and did not miss the opportunity to congratulate the Bayer coach in detail before the direct duel on Saturday: « I can only take my hat off for what he did to Bayer. You have to remember that when he came they were second to last. Now they are first with this attractive (Site notre bureau spécialisé).

In (Site notre bureau spécialisé) too, there are always rule changes. But they are rarely as fundamental as the punitive revolution currently envisaged. According to information from the British Telegraph, the IFAB (International (Site notre blog d’information) Association Board) is announcing today, among other things, a test phase for a blue card.

The new warning is expected to result in a ten-minute time penalty. It would therefore be used if players prevent a promising counter-attack by committing a tactical foul or complaining too intensely to the referees. Anyone who receives a blue card twice during a match will be sent off. The innovation will likely initially be tested on a voluntary basis during the Women’s and Men’s FA Cup.

The groups for the Nations League which will begin in September were drawn on Thursday evening. As current German national coach, Julian Nagelsmann was of course present. When asked, he remained open about whether he would still lead the DFB team in matches against the Netherlands, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

“I haven’t thought about it yet. My contract ends after the European Championships, so I say ‘no’ for the moment, » the 36-year-old told Sky. The focus is on the European Championships. « Then we will see if I’m still a coach, » said the former Bayern coach, refusing to let his guard down. Is it all calculation? In addition to an extension as national coach, Nagelsmann was also recently traded several times against vacant coaching positions at Barcelona and Liverpool.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin surprisingly announced his resignation during an association press conference on Thursday. But only for 2027. Nevertheless, the Slovenian took the stage yesterday to vent his frustrations with rare frankness.

While the weekend starts a little quieter internationally, things get very busy in the German professional leagues. HSV derby in the second division and Dortmund wants to attack higher with new forces. Have fun!