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Thursday December 7 2017
Leonardo leaves Antalyaspor

Antalyaspor have officially confirmed that former Inter and Milan Coach Leonardo has left the club by mutual consent.

The Brazilian has only been on the bench in Turkey for just over two months, but a run of one win in four has seen him leave ahead of Saturday’s game with Gençlerbirliği.

“Our thanks to Coach Leonardo, with whom our paths have divided by mutual agreement,” the club confirmed on Twitter.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Leonardo to leave Antalyaspor

Former Milan and Inter Coach Leonardo is ready to leave Turkish club Antalyaspor after just two months, it’s reported.

The Brazilian only took over on September 28 and had a contract to June 2019.

However, Sky Sport Italia report Leonardo has decided to walk away due to a crisis within the club, which saw the President already resign.

It would open him up to potential jobs in Serie A both as a Coach and director of sport.

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Saturday November 18 2017
Antalyaspor target Antonelli

Milan defender Luca Antonelli could be set for a new experience at Antalyaspor with former Rossoneri Coach Leonardo.

According to Sky Sport Italia, there has been an approach from Turkey for the 30-year-old left-back.

His current contract at San Siro is due to expire in June 2019, but a January transfer is on the cards, as he receives so little playing time.

So far this season, Antonelli has made only seven competitive appearances for the club, scoring one goal, for a total 316 minutes of football.

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Thursday September 28 2017
Leonardo takes Antalyaspor job

Former Milan and Inter Coach has been appointed at Turkish club Antalyaspor on a two-year contract.

The Brazilian made over 100 appearances for the Rossoneri during his playing career, winning the Scudetto in 1999.

He was later appointed as the club’s technical director in 2008, before being appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor the following summer.

The Diavolo finished third in Serie A, but disagreements with owner Silvio Berlusconi saw Leonardo leave after just one season.

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Friday September 22 2017
Leonardo set for Antalyaspor?

Former Milan and Inter man Leonardo is reportedly set to become the next Coach of Turkish side Antalyaspor.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Antalyaspor are “close” to agreeing a deal with Leonardo after initially looking at Clarence Seedorf.

The Brazilian won a Scudetto with Milan as a player, before coaching them to third in Serie A during the 2009-10 campaign.

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Monday September 11 2017
Leonardo surprised by Inter start

Leonardo admits “I didn’t expect Inter to be like this” but is now backing them “to have their say” in the Serie A title race.

Three wins out of three have propelled Inter towards the top of Serie A, alongside Juve and Napoli, and Leonardo has been impressed by his former club, despite them having “no great champions”.

“I think Juve are still the favourites. I didn’t expect Inter to be like this, but they’re a serious team,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday September 7 2017
Materazzi: Could’ve joined Milan…

Marco Materazzi claims Inter legend Giacinto Facchetti stopped him from joining arch-rivals Milan before the 2006 World Cup.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday evening, Materazzi also revealed why Inter never took a team photograph alongside the five trophies they won under Jose Mourinho.

“Milan? I stayed thanks to Facchetti, he looked after me and didn’t allow me to go to the other side,” explained the former Italy defender.

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Tuesday May 9 2017
Mancini touted for PSG role

Roberto Mancini has been touted as a possible successor to Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Spanish Coach only took over at the Parc des Princes last summer but his future in charge of the French club appears in serious doubt after a disappointing season.

As well as their infamous 6-1 capitulation in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Barcelona, PSG are set to surrender their Ligue 1 title for the first time in five years.

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Monday April 17 2017
PSG sound out Sabatini?

Former Roma man Walter Sabatini is reportedly one of five potential sporting directors that are Paris Saint-Germain are considering for next season.

According to France Football, Sabatini is one of the frontrunners to replace Patrick Kluivert, who is expected to vacate his role in the summer after a disappointing campaign by PSG’s standards.

The 61-year-old is joined on the shortlist by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, iconic Parisian figure Rai and Leonardo, who preceded Kluivert between 2011 and 2013.

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Monday February 20 2017
Verratti: PSG thanks to Leo

Marco Verratti has paid tribute to Leonardo, explaining “it’s thanks to” the former Milan man that he is a Paris Saint-Germain player.

Verratti was one of Leonardo’s first signings as PSG sporting director in 2012, and the midfielder believes the French giants’ success since then is largely down to the Brazilian.

“Leonardo made a bit of history here,” the Italian told Canal+.

“He started a big project. I believe that if, after four or five years, PSG are a great club, it’s also thanks to him.

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