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Lenglet holds off Barcelona move as Pablo Machin arrives in Seville

Clement Lenglet has held off his contract talks with Barcelona after seeing Pablo Machin arrive at Sevilla from Girona. According to multiple sources including The Sun and Mundo Deportivo, Barca have agreed a five year deal with the French centre back and talks over contract terms are now said to have been taking place. However, following Machin’s arrival at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan earlier this week – the Frenchman has held off for now. Lenglet reportedly wants to wait until Machin has outlaid his plans in Andalusia, where are optimism is high after…

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Girona coach Machin to sign two-year deal at Sevilla

Pablo Machin looks set to leave Girona for a two-year contract at La Liga rivals Sevilla. Vincenzo Montella left the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan at the end of the season after failing to find consistent form for the Andalusian side. Joaquin Caparros, who returned to the club to take over proceedings has now moved into a director of football role and that has paved the way for Machin to move from the Catalan club. Machin’s success at Girona this season has been impressive, guiding them to a top half finish in…

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Pablo Machin not dwelling on referee decisions after Betis defeat

Girona boss Pablo Machin has discussed the three offside calls that halted his side from getting back into their game against Real Betis. Young striker Loren Moron opened the scoring for Betis after some superb work from veteran winger Joaquin and the home side failed to peg back Quique Setien’s side. Uruguayan striker Cristhian Stuani has been in remarkable form this season, netting 17 goals for the Catalan club and on a different day – he could of had three more. Stuani – on loan from English side Middlesbrough, found…

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Girona boss Machin wants his team to show Betis who they are

Girona boss Pablo Machin has called on his side to show Real Betis who they are on Friday evening as the race for Europe hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having…

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Pablo Machin on Football, Manchester City and beating Real Madrid

A man, a myth, a mystery to many but Pablo Machín has proved to be one of La Liga’s brightest managerial talents this season after transforming a newly promoted Girona side into one of the most exciting teams to watch in the Spanish top flight. In many ways, a reflection of his Girona side, not only is Machín both modest and truly appreciative of every success achieved no matter how big or small, but with a genuine enthusiasm to defy expectation the sky is the limit for one of the…

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Will Pablo Machín leave Girona?

After revealing earlier this week to local media that it would take an exceptional offer to prise him away from Montilivi, perhaps for the first time supporters, including myself, began to wonder how a modern-day Girona would function without Pablo Machín at the helm. A man and a manager that will always be synonymous with improving the club tenfold, ultimately leading to their promotion to the Spanish top flight, Machín embodies the many values that the club pride itself on. In many ways, losing a man like Machín around the…

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Pablo Machín discusses a possible move from Girona next season

Girona FC manager, Pablo Machín, caused a stir two days ago speaking about his future at the club. Machín, who has been at the Catalan club since they were struggling in Segunda in 2014, has said that if the right offer comes along he would seriously consider it. Currently, Girona is 7th in the league on 43 points and with nine games still left are just two points away from 6th place Sevilla. So, playing in Europe next season is a real possibility. According to Mundo Deportivo, Machín spoke to journalists…

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Pablo Machín: I am proud Girona scored three goals against Real Madrid

It was a tough day for Pablo Machín, but he is still proud that his Girona players scored three goals against Real Madrid in their thumping defeat. The trip to the Santiago Bernabeu was not as rewarding as their last match against Los Blancos, as Cristiano Ronaldo and co ran riot to win 6-3. While there is disappointment for the Girona manager, all is not lost and they showed resilience, especially considering they were playing Segunda Division football last season and are now chasing the European places. Machín proud of…

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Machin: We’re wrong if we think it’s going to be an easy game

Pablo Machin believes his side must approach the game with Deportivo La Coruna in the same way as any other, despite the visitors poor form. Depor have gone 12 La Liga matches without a win and with coach Clarence Seedorf still awaiting his first victory, Friday night’s opposition Girona offer no respite. The hosts head into the clash in great fettle having achieved 15 points from a possible 18. Other than a slight blip against leaders and rivals Barcelona where Pablo Machin’s side were succumbed to a 6-1 defeat they…

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Who were the Hits & Flops of Round 27 in La Liga?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both had a superb weekend for their respective clubs as we look at the Hits & Flops from Round 27 in La Liga. HITS: Ronaldo and Messi With Ronaldo’s stuttering form in the first half of the domestic season, there have been few weeks that both players together have produced their typically brilliant performances. But this weekend, both Ronaldo and Messi had personal landmarks they seemed determined to reach. Ronaldo, was sitting on 299 goals prior to the weekend fixture with Getafe and his impressive…

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