On Saturday, Ronald Koeman took charge of his first game as the coach of FC Barcelona, marking the beginning of a new era. The Blaugrana beat Gimnastic Tarragona by three goals to one in a friendly fixture.
During transfer season weeks start to seem like days. New stories on the latest transfers are all over the place with rumours ranging from the realistic to the outright ridiculous. So, let's take a look at the biggest headlines across world football.
Amongst all the big names coming to Chelsea this season, it is easy to forget about Christian Pulisic. The American made a move to Stamford Bridge from Dortmund in 2019. Since joining Chelsea, Pulisic has been very unfortunate, suffering numerous injuries throughout his first season in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur faced a turbulent 2019-20 season. The club parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino who had been in charge of the club for six years. During his time as Spurs boss, Pochettino transformed Tottenham from a mid-table team to title contenders.
The story of AC Milan is one of the most tragic in European club football. The Rossoneri are one of the most successful teams in Europe. The club has won 7 Champions League and 18 Seri A titles in their history. However, the club has failed to play European football for over five years now.
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the driving force in Portuguese football. His records and achievements with the national team are unmatched. Ronaldo captained Portugal to their first-ever international trophy at the Euros in 2016. He added to this with the Nations League in 2019.
English football has gone through a transition in recent years. The next generation of footballers has taken over the reins of English football. England has always had top players in their ranks but has failed to perform at the big tournaments. However, this time around the English look solid all across the field.
Post their shock exit to Lyon in the Champions League; the Juventus hierarchy decided that the club needed a change. As a result, coach Maurizio Sarri lost his job within hours of the defeat. The Italian had only been in charge of the club for one season and won the Seri A during his short tenure in Turin. However, for the Bianconeri, domestic success is not good enough.
The red side of North London looks happy again. Ranging from the last few years of the Wenger era towards the end of 2019 Arsenal fans faced regular disappointments. The sight of frustrated fans leaving the Emirates before the end of a game became all too familiar.