Spanish football headlines for June 16.
Memphis hint on Barca
Memphis: “Todo el mundo sabe que llevo un tiempo negociando con el Barça y quiero jugar con Ronald Koeman. Esperamos, y luego llegarán las noticias”
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) June 16, 2021
The Dutch forward told a press conference on Wednesday: “Everyone’s known about the links to Barça for a while now. I want to play for Ronald Koeman. But just wait; the news will come.”
La Liga start date
As is customary, the CSD (Spanish Sports Council) had to make the final decision with the league and Spanish FA – who wanted a later date – disagreeing over the start date.
The league got their wish for their start date but did have to cede ground by allowing the Copa del Rey final to be played on a date this season without league matches.
Van Gaal back in management
— Witte Leeuwen (@telstar1963nv) June 15, 2021
The Dutchman has not managed a game since the 2016 FA Cup final for Manchester United, and he will return to the bench for one game only as a tribute to his remarkable coaching career.