Sport Liverpool assistant Buvac could secure move to Fenerbahce

00:40  13 june  2018
00:40  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Pepijn Lijnders re-joins Liverpool coaching staff

  Pepijn Lijnders re-joins Liverpool coaching staff Liverpool have announced that Pepijn Lijnders has re-joined the club’s coaching staff. Lijnders left the Reds to take up a managerial role at Dutch side NEC, but following his departure, he’s rejoined Jurgen Klopp’s first-team coaching staff in what Liverpool call a ‘senior capacity’. The Dutchman moved to Liverpool back in 2014 and during his time at Anfield, he assisted both Brendan Rodgers and Klopp. He left to take up his first managerial role in his homeland, but in a few weeks ago, he was sacked after NEC failed to gain promotion to the Eredivisie. With Zeljko Buvac looking like his career as a coach with Liverpool is over, the return of the highly-respected Lijnders will give the Reds a boost. The 35-year-old is well respected by everybody at Melwood and his return is likely to be met with great appreciation from the Liverpool players and staff.

EXCLUSIVE: John Cross discusses Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool move . Write for Us. Fenerbahce fans are not “enthused” about Moyes taking over while there are doubts over whether or not Buvač can make the step up from assistant manager.

Zeljko Buvac joined Liverpool 's backroom team as first assistant coach in October 2015. The Bosnian moved to the Reds upon Jürgen Klopp's appointment as manager along with Peter Krawietz.

Fenerbahce are keen to swoop for Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac, according to claims from Turkey.

The Super Lig giants are said to be assessing their options as they look to appoint a new first-team manager and as per a report from Sporx, Buvac has emerged as a front-runner.

Damien Comolli, who has previous experience of working at Liverpool, was recently appointed as Fenerbahce’s new sporting director and it’s claimed that an agreement has been reached with Buvac over the management role at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp et al. that are talking to each other: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

Buvac was absent from Liverpool’s final stretch of fixtures near the end of last season, casting doubt over his long-term future at Anfield.

Newcastle reportedly plan swoop for ex-Liverpool star

  Newcastle reportedly plan swoop for ex-Liverpool star Last month, reports from Turkey claimed that Fenerbahce had offered Rafa Benitez the chance to reunite with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel at Newcastle. Initially, the claims looked to be somewhat far-fetched, with the Magpies well-stocked in central defence and without the urgent need to recruit an experienced centre-back in the near future. However, fresh claims from Turkey, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, have indicated that Newcastle have since expressed an interest in recruiting Skrtel as his stay at Fenerbahce nears its end. During Benitez’s stint in charge of Liverpool, he recruited Skrtel and made the Slovakian central defender an integral part of his first-team plans. Although Newcastle are likely to head into the new season with Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune as their central defensive partnership, it seems other options are being sounded out. Skrtel is 33-years-old now and nearing the twilight years of his career, but Benitez apparently feels he still has something to offer.

Liverpool assistant boss Zeljko Buvac in line to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from speculation that he could be the man to replace Wenger at the end of the season.

Liverpool insist assistant manager Buvac 's departure is for "personal reasons" but the timing is what is most striking, just days before arguably the club's most important game in years. And for Klopp, it represented the loss of the man who has been at his

The Reds’ assistant has worked alongside Jurgen Klopp for many years now but it seems the pair’s working relationship will come to an end, with Buvac lined up to take over at Fenerbahce.

Aykut Kocaman has clearly failed to convince at Fenerbahce and Buvac’s arrival in Turkey seems to be imminent if Sporx are to be believed.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool - Premier League © Dan Istitene/Getty Images Sport Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool - Premier League

Palace reignite interest in Fenerbahçe midfielder Tufan .
Crystal Palace are reportedly ready to reignite interest in Fenerbahçe midfielder Ozan Tufan this summer. The Turkey international was linked with a move to Selhurst Park in January, but a late move fell through which saw Tufan stay put in Istanbul. But now Turkish reports are suggesting that a deal could be back on, with Palace once again keen on the 23-year old. Turkish outlet Gunes, as claimed by FootballLondon, are reporting the Eagles interest, claiming that Tufan would cost around £2.5million this summer. However, it is understood that La Liga outfit Girona are also interested in the midfielder. Tufan has played 56 games for Fenerbahçe since he signed from Bursaspor in 2015. © Matthias Hangst/Getty I

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