Ufa manager Sergei Tomarov says he wants to pinch Rangers best players if they dump the Ibrox side out of the Europa League. Rangers have raided beaten opponents Osijek for Borna Barisic and are close to agreeing another deal for winger Eros Grezda. Now the Russian side's manager says he would like to do the same to Steven Gerrard's squad after taking a fancy to Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson. Ufa have already signed frontman Lovro Bizjak from NK Domzale, who they defeated in their opening qualifier, and are set to agree a deal for Progres Niederkorn midfielder Olivier Thill after edging out the Luxumbourg outfit to set up their play-off clash with Gerrard's men. And Tomarov says he has got his eye on the Gers trio after they impressed in last week's first leg in Glasgow - but admits time is against him with Friday's transfer deadline looming. The Ufa boss - whose side need to overturn the Goldson goal which gives Rangers a 1-0 lead on Thursday to clinch their … [Read more...] about We want to sign Rangers’ best players after knocking them out of Europa League, says Ufa manager
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Rangers face Russian side FC Ufa on Thursday in the first-leg of the Europa League play-off round as they bid to reach the Europa League. Here is everything Rangers fans should know about their opponents. They are a new clubFC Ufa were only formed in 2009 and didn’t play their first competitive game until 2011. It was thought the Bashkortostan region in the country required a football club to represent it with FC Neftyanik Ufa having dissolved in 2006.It has been a sudden rise to the Russian Premier League with promotion secured to the top tier in their third season. Their first full season as a team saw them finish second in the third tier but due to a team in the second division not getting the required licence Ufa were promoted.Their second season in the second tier brought about promotion via the play-offs and they have been in the Premier League ever since. Last season’s sixth place finish was the highest in their history. After four games of the current campaign they … [Read more...] about Five things Rangers fans should know about Europa League opponents FC Ufa
0 Have your say Rangers welcome Russian side FC Ufa to Ibrox on Thursday as they aim to reach the Europa League group stages. Joel Sked takes a look at what they can expect. Who are FC Ufa?Rangers are facing a team who were only formed in 2009 and didn’t play their first competitive game until 2011. It was thought the Bashkortostan region in the country required a football club to represent it with FC Neftyanik Ufa having dissolved in 2006. Created in 2009, FC Bashinformsvyaz-Dynamo Ufa soon became FC Ufa.It has been a sudden rise to the Russian Premier League with promotion secured to the top tier in their third season.Their first full season as a team saw them finish second in the third tier but due to a team in the second division not getting the required licence Ufa were promoted. Their second season in the second tier brought about promotion via the play-offs and they have been in the Premier League ever since.Last season’s sixth place finish was … [Read more...] about Everything Rangers fans need to know about Europa League opponents FC Ufa
0 Have your say Scotland is one step from having two representatives in the group stages of the Europa League for the first time since the competition’s rebranding in 2009. • READ MORE: Why Celtic’s Champions League exit may not hurt Scotland’s coefficientCeltic and Rangers are 180 minutes of football away from qualification and will play the first-legs of their play-off round tie on 23 August.Celtic enter the champions route and will face Lithuanian champions Sūduva Marijampolė, both sides having dropped into the Europa League qualifications rounds after defeat in the Champions League.While Celtic reached the third qualifying round with wins over Alashkert and Rosenborg before a 3-2 aggregate defeat to AEK Athens, Sūduva were knocked out in the second qualifying round by Red Star Belgrade having defeated APOEL of Cyprus.Meanwhile, following Thursday’s night’s 0-0 draw with Maribor which gave Rangers a 3-1 … [Read more...] about Who will Celtic and Rangers face in the Europa League play-offs?
By Phil Serafino Bloomberg David Hellier Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 The majority owner of Arsenal soccer club agreed to buy Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s stake in a £602.4-million ($781.1-million U.S.) deal, ending a dispute between the tycoons over management of the London Premier League team. American billionaire Stan Kroenke will make an offer to acquire all the shares in Arsenal Holdings, he said Tuesday. Usmanov agreed to tender his 30 per cent stake in a deal that values the club at about £1.8 billion. Kroenke already owns about two thirds of the company. A fans’ group greeted Kroenke’s proposal to delist the publicly traded company with dismay, calling it a “dreadful day” since they will lose the chance to own shares in the club and make their voices heard at the annual meeting. With Usmanov’s departure, Arsenal also loses a shareholder who had pushed for the struggling club to spend more on buying star … [Read more...] about Arsenal’s U.S. owner Stan Kroenke to buy rest of Russian billionaire’s stake