Re: English Championship 5579 -Match Report/Transfer Gossip Thread
Jacko Takes Charge
Preston North End have finally announced the new man to take over the reigns, young but experienced manager Jacko. The decision was announced early yesterday after the long, hard search for a new manager came to an end.
Jacko has recently been on a break from management but as soon as Preston came knocking, said he jumped at the chance to manage such an illustrious club.
Preston finished one place above relegation in the top flight last season after a poor final run which included only 1 win from there last 7 games. Jacko has already signalled his intent to improve upon that finish for the forthcoming season and has set a target of a top half finish.
Following last season, Preston have been left in slight financial trouble but Jacko has since commented on this situation saying "the problem will be first on the list and fixed asap"
After only one full day at the helm of PNE, Jacko has already confirmed that winger Charles N'Zogbia and Luuk De Jong will be leaving the club within the next 24 hours.
Charles N'Zogbia has reportedly agreed to join Swansea City for a fee believed to be around £2.6mill + French striker Djibril Ciss. The winger has had 3 great years at the club, scoring 13 goals.
N'Zogbia on his way out of Deepdale
Luuk De Jong has reportedly agreed to join former club Millwall. De Jong is considered a rare talent and one who has a very bright future. After leaving Millwall last season, De Jong has said he'd be open to a return stating he has become a better player during his short 1 year spell at Deepdale. In exchange for De Jong, Preston will receive winger/forward Loic Remy.
Loic Remy on his way to Preston
Van Bommel to leave?
It has also emerged from Preston that captain Mark Van Bommel is now surplus to requirements at the club and hence been put on the transfer list. Jacko has said that "van bommel has been an excellent player for this club, however i think its time for the younger generation to step in to his shoes". Preston have said they are willing to listen to any offers for the Centre Midfielder.
Van Bommel on his way out?