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This thread is for managers in World Championship 5038 to post team-related news here! :)

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World Championship 5038

Season Opener Kick-Off: 21st March 2009

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Caleb appointed as the new manager of Atletico Madrid!

Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid has appointed Caleb Chee as their new manager with immediate effect for the upcoming season. The Division 1 club were said to be keen on someone young and with passion, and after Singaporean Caleb made his interest known, the club board moved swiftly to tie down the services of Caleb.

"I'm pleased with the opportunity to work in Spain. I'm hoping to achieve a top-half finish this season in the League, and a Quater-Finals appearance in both cups. That would be a great stepping stone as I'm new and the lads need time to adjust to my style." Caleb said, upon his unveiling.

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New man at the Vicente Calderón!

Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid have appointed Caleb Chee as their new manager with immediate effect. The club were said to be keen on someone young with a decent managerial track-record, hence the appointment of Caleb.

"We are pleased to announce Caleb as the new coach of Atletico Madrid. He will meet up with the players some time today." A statement on the club's official website read.

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Atletico Madrid signs Jean Makoun from Lyon for £15 million!

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Cameroonian Makoun ® is expected to add some bite to Atletico's midfield.

Caleb has made his first signing as Atletico Madrid's new gaffer, completing a £15 million for Lyon's 25-year-old defensive midfielder Jean Makoun.

"I'm over the moon to have gotten him. Getting him for just £15 million is peanuts. We all know what a good player he is, he'll be handed to No. 15 Jersey at Atletico." Caleb told the local media outside the club's training ground earlier today.

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Caleb completes swoop for French international Lassana Diarra in deal worth £13 million!

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Lassana Diarra (L) signs for Atletico from derby rivals Real Madrid.

Former Real Madrid French midfielder Lassana Diarra becomes the second new face at the Vicente Calderón after passing a medical. The deal bringing Lassana Diarra to Atletico is thought to be in the region of £13 million.

Lassana Diarra is expected to compete with Assuncao and Makoun for a starting berth as the holding midfielder in Caleb's formation.

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Caleb completes swoop for French international Lassana Diarra in deal worth £13 million!

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Lassana Diarra (L) signs for Atletico from derby rivals Real Madrid.

Former Real Madrid French midfielder Lassana Diarra becomes the second new face at the Vicente Calderón after passing a medical. The deal bringing Lassana Diarra to Atletico is thought to be in the region of £13 million.

Lassana Diarra,22 is expected to compete with Assuncao and Makoun for a starting berth as the holding midfielder in Caleb's formation.

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Caleb completes swoop for French international Lassana Diarra in deal worth £13 million!

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Lassana Diarra (L) signs for Atletico from derby rivals Real Madrid.

Former Real Madrid French midfielder Lassana Diarra becomes the second new face at the Vicente Calderón after passing a medical. The deal bringing Lassana Diarra to Atletico is thought to be in the region of £13 million.

Lassana Diarra is expected to compete with Assuncao and Makoun for a starting berth as the holding midfielder in Caleb's.

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Atletico Madrid completes swoop for French midfielder Lassana Diarra!

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Lassana Diarra (L) signs from derby rivals Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid have signed Lassana Diarra from city rivals Real Madrid in a deal worth £13 million.

The 22-year-old French midfielder, widely tipped to be the successor to Claude Makelele for the Les Blues, is expected to compete with Brazilian Assuncao and fellow new signing Jean Makoun for a starting spot as the holding midfielder in Caleb's preferred 3-5-2 formation.

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Demy De Zeeuw signs for Atletico Madrid!

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Demy De Zeeuw (L) moved to Spain from AZ Alkmaar.

Atletico have continued their flurry of transfer activity by unveiling midfielder Demy De Zeeuw as their latest signing at the Vicente Calderón early today.

The deal bringing the Dutch midfielder to Spain is thought to have included Argentine midfielder Ever Banega and Nigerian youth defender Kingsley Udoh headed back to his former employers, AZ Alkmaar.

De Zeeuw becomes Caleb's second signing since taking over.

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Coupet out as Palop unveiled as new first-choice goalkeeper!

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Palop,35 joined Atletico Madrid from fellow Spanish club Sevilla.

Atletico Madrid have announced the capture of Andres Palop from Sevilla.

"I'm pleased to have Palop between the sticks for us. He gives us that extra ease of mind with a consistent and reliable pair of hands. I've no regrets with signing him. I'm sure he has still a good few more years left in his tank." Caleb said to the club's official website.

The deal overseeing the arrival of Palop has been confirmed as a part-exchange deal, with French goalkeeper Gregory Coupet joining Sevilla. A further £2 million in cash was also thrown in to sweeten the deal.

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German defensive lynch pin Arne Friedrich set to don the red jersey of Atletico.

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At 29, Friedrich ® is expected to add experience to Atletico's backline.

Atletico's busy pre-season showed no sign of letting up, as the Division 1 outfit confirmed that their squad have been bolstered by the signing of German international Arne Friedrich.

The 29-year-old moved to join Caleb's Red Army from German side Hertha BSC, after the Spanish side beat off competition from CSKA and Fenerbahce for his signature.

"I'm happy to be able to play in Spain. Caleb was a huge factor in me moving here. CSKA and Fenerbahce were keen on me too, but when I heard Atletico were also interested, I was like 'Wow, no way am I letting this chance pass'. " Friedrich told reporters upon his unveiling.

Meanwhile, Greek defender Seitaridis has left the club as part of the agreement bringing Arne to Spain.

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Lassana Diarra joins Atletico Madrid for a mere £13 million!

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Tenacity: The arrival of Lassana Diarra (White) has boosted the engine room of Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid's gaffer Caleb was a happy man today as he announced the £13 million capture of Lassan Diarra from city rivals Real Madrid.

"It's a absolutely fantastic deal on our part. We have gotten him for £13 million, which is peanuts I say. In a few years time, Lassana could very well be one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. All I'll like to say is, 'Welcome to Atletico!' " Caleb said.

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Shock and tears as Caleb sells Aguero to Inter Milan!

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Sulley Muntari (Top) and Maicon (Bottom) arrives in Spain as part of the deal which saw Sergio Aguero moved to the San Siro!

In a brazen move which have stunned the footballing fraternity, Atletico Madrid have announced that wonderkid Sergio Aguero will be joining Inter Milan in a massive player-exchange deal. In return, Ghanaian promising midfielder Sulley Muntari and Brazilian full-back Douglas Maicon will head to Spain.

"I don't see why people are crying? It's only Aguero for heaven's sake! In Maicon, we are getting the best right-back in the world and Muntari is just pure class. Wait till the season start and you'll see." Caleb snapped when queried by the reporter.

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Dimitar Berbatov arrives as part of Johnny Heitinga deal to end speculation on Aguero's replacement!

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Dimitar Berbatov arriving in Madrid to finalize his move to Atletico Madrid.

Following days of speculation, Atletico Madrid have finally signed a striker to partner Diego Forlan up fron folloing the sale of key forward Sergio Aguero.

Dimitar Berbatov arrives as part of the deal brining Dutch defender Heitinga to England. Manchester United are also set to compensate Atletico Madrid a further £3 million for what Atletico's gaffer Caleb described as a loss of a "great" defender.

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Antonio Lopez leaves for Juventus, while Ibanez Pablo joins Club America!

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Left-back Lopez (L) leaves for Juventus.

Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid have sold Antonio Lopez to Juventus for £9 million and promising Italian full-back De Ceglie.

The 27-year-old left-back becomes the second player to be sold after Sergio Aguero.

Meanwhile, in related news, centre-back Ibanez Pablo was also offloaded to Division 4 side Club America for £12 million after gaffer Caleb felt the Spanish defender was not needed as his revolution at Atletico Madrid gets under way.

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Caleb: Luis Garcia can leave if the offer is right.

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Luis Garcia has failed to impress manager Caleb.

Atletico's coach Caleb has said that Spanish winger Luis Garcia will be able to leave the Vicentre Calderon if the offer is right.

The 30-year-old Spanish midfielder has struggled to impress new gaffer Caleb in the club's recent training sessions.

"Luis Garcia is not needed, I'm afraid. However, kudos to the lad for continuing to train so hard despite knowing his future does not lies here. We hold the power in negotiations thus we will not be rushed in selling him." Caleb said.

French minnow Saint Etienne are thought to have tabled a bid early this money while Turkish giants Fenerbahce are also reported to be keeping tabs on Luis Garcia.

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Strikers Hoarau and Keirrison sign for Atletico Madrid as Caleb wraps up pre-season transfer flurry!

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Hoarau (L) joins Atletico Madrid from P.S.G.

Atletico Madrid have signed French striker Guilherme Hoarau and Brazilian hotshot Keirrison from Palmeiras.

Keirrison,20 joined the Spanish club after the latter saw off competition from Inter Milan to secure the signature of one of the biggest prospects to emerge from Brazil. In order to fund the deal, Spanish reject Luis Garcia and fellow midfielder Miguel De La Cuevas joined the Brazilian club in return.

The arrival of Hoarau cost Caleb's side a rather pricey £6.6 million and the pressure will be on the speedy 25-year-old to deliver the goods.The arrival of Hoarau and Keirrison means 11 new faces have arrived at Vicente Calderon as the new manager aimed to give him squad a major revamp.

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Young goalkeeping prospect Sergio Asenjo now an Atletico Madrid player!

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Sergio Asenjo will serve as Andres Palop understudy.

Atletico Madrid have brought their pre-season transfer flurry to a closure with the signing of young Spanish Sergio Asenjo.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper is expected to provide back-up should first choice Andres Palop be ruled out. The deal bringing Sergio Asenjo to Atletico Madrid involved the moving of Leo Franco to Valladoid.

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