Ryan Shotzberger Named UIW Head Baseball Coach

first_imgFour Cougars earned all-conference honors (Trey Cumbie, Aaron Fletcher, Lael Lockhart Jr., Joe Davis) and three were selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft (Cumbie, Fletcher, Joey Pulido). Shotzberger has been part of successful programs on staff at both Houston and TCU. In total, he has helped those programs to seven 40+ win seasons. Shotzberger has 13 conference championships under his belt with eight regular-season championships and five conference tournament championships. He has helped his teams to 10 postseason appearances, including nine trips to NCAA Regionals, three appearances at NCAA Super Regionals, and one trip to the College World Series. Under Shotzgerger’s guidance, Jared Triolo was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 72nd pick in the Competitive Balance Round B. As a junior in 2019, Triolo posted a .512 slugging percentage, and a .420 on-base percentage. He led the Cougars in batting average (.332), hits (72), doubles (18) and runs scored (46) en route to Second Team All-AAC honors at third base. Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, Vice President of University Mission & Ministry, UIW”What makes me excited about Coach Shotzberger is that he is a man of moral courage and he speaks his truth with respect and love. I’m excited to have him join the Cardinal family.” Jim Schlossnagle, Head Coach, TCU”Ryan has become an accomplished and successful coach in a variety of winning programs. He knows not only how to win championships, but also how to run a comprehensive program at the highest level. Ryan is hardworking, knowledgeable and a good leader of young men. I have no doubt Ryan will have UIW competing for championships in the near future.” AT TCU (2007-11)Prior to Houston, Shotzberger spent five years on staff at TCU with Todd Whitting. NCAA POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE2018: NCAA Chapel Hill Regional2017: NCAA Houston Regional2015: NCAA Houston Regional2014: Austin Super Regional2014: Baton Rouge Regional Champions2011: Fort Worth Regional2010: College World Series2010: Austin Super Regional Champions2010: Fort Worth Regional Champions2009: Austin Super Regional2009: Fort Worth Regional Champions2008: Stillwater Regional2007: Houston Regional PERSONALShotzberger graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2004 from McDaniel College. He is married to Angie and has one son, Thomas. Matt Carpenter, Infielder, St. Louis Cardinals”Coach Shotz is going to be a great head coach. Shotz’s determination, ability to relate to players, and work ethic always stood out to me when I played at TCU. He truly cares about the player’s both on- and off-field success. I wish him and UIW the best of luck.” Randy Mazey, Head Coach, West Virginia University”Coach Shotz will make a great head coach. He has always worked in extremely successful programs and will no doubt bring great passion and excitement to his own program. I am extremely confident that Shotz will be a successful head coach.” Third baseman Jared Triolo started all 63 games at third base, finishing with a .344 average and 85 hits. Triolo reached base in all but three games during the 2018 season. Shotzberger comes to UIW after an eight-year stint at the University of Houston, where he was most recently an assistant coach who oversaw the Cougar offense. CHAMPIONSHIPS WON2018: American Athletic Conference Champions2017: American Athletic Tournament Champions2017: American Athletic Conference Champions2015: American Athletic Conference Champions2014: American Athletic Tournament Champions2011: Mountain West Conference Champions2010: Mountain West Conference Champions2010: Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions2009: Mountain West Champions2008: Mountain West Champions2008: Mountain West Conference Tournament Champions2007: Mountain West Champions2007: Mountain West Tournament Champions Bryan Holaday, former student-athlete, current catcher, Miami Marlins”I had Coach Shotz as a coach at TCU for three years. He played a pivotal role helping me win the Johnny Bench Award in 2010. He is a great coach, leader, and mentor who taught me how to work and take pride in everything I do, on and off the field.” While with the Horned Frogs, he coached the catchers, assisted with the hitters, threw batting practice, manned the bullpen during games and filled in as the first base coach. Shotzberger also tutored three All-Conference catchers in Andrew Walker, Josh Elander and Bryan Holaday, the 2010 Johnny Bench Award recipient.center_img HEAR WHAT THEY ARE SAYINGTodd Whitting, Head Coach, University of Houston”I am extremely happy for Coach Shotzberger and his wonderful wife, Angie. He has been on my staff for many years and I appreciate his hard work and loyalty to our team and my family. He has been a huge part of our success here at Houston and also at TCU. Coach Shotzberger is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the game, program building and player relations. He is absolutely the perfect hire for the UIW program.” PLAYING DAYSA native of Wilmington, Delaware, Shotzberger attended McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland) in Westminster, Maryland. A four-year letterwinner at shortstop, he earned First Team All-Centennial Conference honors in 2003 and 2004. He was also named the team MVP. AT DUKE (2006)Shotzberger spent the 2006 season on the Duke staff. While in Durham, North Carolina, he was responsible for coaching the infielders, hitters, base runner and catchers. Additionally, Shotzberger has worked with 60 players who have been drafted, with eight of those appearing on active Major League Baseball rosters. Five former players are currently on active MLB rosters. Courtesty of UIW AthleticsSAN ANTONIO — The University of the Incarnate Word Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstromhas tabbed Ryan Shotzberger as head coach of the Cardinal baseball program, the department announced Monday.  Over his first six years with the Cougars, Shotzberger helped Houston to four American Athletic Conference Championship titles, three 40-win seasons, a Super Regional appearance and two NCAA Regional host bids. “I’d like to thank President Thomas Evans, Dr. Wickstrom and the search committee for giving me this opportunity,” said Shotzberger. “My family and I are very excited to be part of the UIW athletics department and look forward to building on the great momentum the University has right now” Shotzberger helped Houston’s 2018 team to a 38-25 overall record (with a 16-8 mark in the AAC), an AAC regular-season title, and an NCAA Chapel Hill Regional berth. Houston slugger Joe Davis broke the Cougar all-time home run record by hitting 13 home runs in 2018 to tally 35 total in his career. Davis was a second team all-conference honoree and hit .318 while driving in a league-leading 62 RBI. Tony Vitello, Head Coach, University of Tennessee”Shotz (Ryan) has been the organizational glue behind the scenes of a lot of winning teams. It’s great to see him have the opportunity to now lead out front. He has a long-standing track record of outworking others and taking on tasks that others shy away from. The student-athletes there will find out quickly that they have a coach that will relate incredibly well to them while also making their development a priority.” COACHING EXPERIENCE2018-19: University of Houston Assistant Coach2014-17: University of Houston Director of Player Development2012-14: University of Houston Assistant Coach2007-11: TCU Assistant Coach2006: Duke Assistant Coach2005-06: Cecil Junior College Assistant Coach “When I visited with the student-athletes from the team about what they wanted in their next head coach, they wanted high energy, accountability and a person who would help them continue the momentum from Coach Hallmark,” said Wickstrom. “Ryan knows every aspect of overseeing a baseball program and has worked with multiple winning programs. He genuinely cares about the student-athlete experience and seeing them grow. It is a great time to be a Cardinal.” AT HOUSTON (2012-19)In 2019, Shotzberger helped guide the Cougars to a 32-24 overall mark (with a 12-12 record in the American Athletic Conference). Houston had notable wins over No. 24 Arizona, No. 11 East Carolina (ECU) and No. 7 Texas A&M.last_img read more


Mourinho reveals he can’t cook, iron or clean… so never left Lowry at Man Utd

first_imgGIVE Jose Mourinho some stale Spurs stars on plenty of bread and he can rustle up three tasty victories. No problem.But ask him to cook a meal and he freely admits he would struggle. Unless it is sausages and eggs.5 Sausages and eggs are the only thing on Jose’s menu… when he’s not at the Lowry5 Mourinho stayed at The Lowry for 895 daysCredit: Rex FeaturesAnd do not even talk to him about ironing or cleaning.The Special One gave a fascinating insight into his lack of domestic prowess as he revealed why he loved living like spoof radio and TV creation Alan Partridge during his spell as Manchester United boss from May 2016 to last December.New Tottenham boss Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time tonight since being axed by United almost 12 months ago.He looks far happier and relaxed now than he did in his final days at the Red Devils, which were frankly depressing.It was claimed that one of the reasons he was so miserable was because he spent his entire 2½-year reign living in a hotel, albeit in a very splendid one in the shape of The Lowry.This obviously led to comparisons with Steve Coogan’s TV character Partridge, the radio presenter who resided in the Linton Travel Tavern in Cambridgeshire.Aha!But it turns out being holed up in a hotel was NOT the cause of Mourinho’s misery in Manchester.When a reporter at yesterday’s pre-match press conference pointed out to him it was a strange way to live, he replied: “Is it? You know how I would be unhappy? I would be unhappy if I was in a house on my own.5 Jose Mourinho was compared to Steve Coogan’s character Alan Partridge for moving into a hotelCredit: BBC5 Jose Mourinho admitted he cannot cook, iron or clean which is why he was so happy at the Manchester hotelCredit: Getty – Contributor “I would have to clean, I don’t want that. I would have to iron, I don’t know how to.“I would have to cook. Fried eggs and sausages — that’s the only thing I can do. I would be very unhappy.“I lived in an amazing apartment, it was not a room. It was mine all the time.“It was not like after one week I had to leave. No, it was mine. I left everything there, I had my television, my books, my computer.“It was a flat, with a phone. ‘Bring me a coffee latte, please’ or ‘I don’t want to go down for dinner, bring my dinner up’.“I was watching football or doing work with one of my assistants I would ask ‘Bring us food’. I had everything. If I was alone in an apartment it would be much more difficult. I was fine, more than fine.”The hotel where he stayed was one of the few topics Mourinho was keen on talking about when asked about his spell at United.After taking over in May 2016 he won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup and led them to runners-up spot in the Premier League in 2018 before it all started to go pear-shaped.He was axed after the board became concerned about his results, style of play, relationships with their top stars and the lack of return on their investment in the transfer market that had seen them squander — sorry spend — almost £400million on 11 players. 5Mourinho, perhaps surprisingly, is still popular among most Stretford Enders who will give him a warm welcome back tonight.He claims to have remained on good terms with players and staff, including executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.But he was as reluctant to talk about United yesterday as he was when he was first booted out. He told reporters: “For you it’s like I left Manchester United yesterday.“It was not yesterday, it was almost one year ago. I am now Tottenham. Again, if you want to speak about United as an opponent, let’s speak about them as an opponent.“As for my history there, go to my office upstairs and I still have a couple of pictures of my Man United time and that’s it.“One with the Europa League and my son in Stockholm and one with the Carabao Cup when you get the cup at the top of Wembley.”Asked if they were his most cherished memories of United, he replied: “Of course, yeah.”So with Mourinho for a change, it was a picture — or rather two — that paints a thousand words.But make no mistake, his arrival at his press conference TWENTY MINUTES early indicated he is itching to show his old employers how he has changed.He would love nothing more than to extend his 100 per cent record as Spurs boss to four games and extend their lead over United in the Premier League to five points.All the talk is of Mourinho going back to Old Trafford, even if he was not keen on talking about it.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himWhen Tottenham’s press guru asked hacks to stop asking their manager questions about United, Mourinho said: “What they are doing is trying to make me speak about something I didn’t want to speak about when I left.“It’s not now the moment because I have a new club, a new life, that I do something I didn’t want to do when I left. It’s a closed chapter.”But with a helluva epilogue in prospect tonight.Mauricio Pochettino ‘wants Man Utd job ahead of Arsenal’ as he targets swift return to management after ruthless Spurs sackinglast_img read more


Spurs want £25m Norwich centre-back Godfrey with Jose facing defensive exodus

first_imgTOTTENHAM are monitoring Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey with a view to signing him in the January transfer window.Jose Mourinho is looking to shore up Spurs’ defence and English talent Godfrey, 21, could succeed experienced Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld at the back.3 Norwich defender Ben Godfrey could move to Tottenham in JanuaryBoth players are out of contract in the summer and although Mourinho wants to convince them to stay in North London, they can start speaking to foreign clubs in January.Football Insider reports that Spurs could spend up to £25million on Godfrey to bolster Mourinho’s defensive options.England Under-21 international Godfrey established himself in Norwich’s Championship-winning side last season after signing from York City in 2016.The 6ft defender broke into Daniel Farke’s team in December last year and made 31 league appearances including 26 consecutive starts in the Championship.3 Ben Godfrey celebrates Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League last seasonCredit: PA:Press AssociationSpurs inquired about Godfrey over the summer before the defender signed a new five-year deal with the Canaries in June.His stock has risen after playing every minute of Norwich’s first 14 games back in the Premier League, with the club valuing him between £20-£25million.Norwich are 19th in the league and Godfrey may be tempted to escape the relegation zone mid-season with plenty of clubs keen to land his signature.Manchester United were rumoured to be interested in signing Godfrey back in March after club legend Rio Ferdinand recommended the player to United bosses.United were impressed with his ability on the ball but Tottenham now seems a more likely destination after Harry Maguire’s £85million move to Old Trafford in the summer.At the end of last season Arsenal, Liverpool and Lyon kept tabs on Godfrey with the French side’s former sporting director Florian Maurice watching six of his games. If Godfrey does earn a big money move hometown club York City could receive a six-figure sum as part of a sell-on clause.Jackie McNamara, then manager of York City, spoke to York Press at the time of Godfrey’s move to Norwich for an initial £150,000.He said: “There are a lot of incentives and conditions included in the deal that could make the club more money in years to come.”3last_img read more


Emerging Queensland Squad named

first_imgThe 20-man squad, which will assemble in late January, includes four newcomers to the senior Emerging camp – Coen Hess, Felise Kaufusi, Ashley Taylor and Christian Welch.“”The pathway programs we have available through the QAS are second to none and this is another fantastic opportunity to look at the next generation of players coming through,” Maroons head coach Kevin Walters said today.”This year we saw Corey Oates and Justin O’Neill grab their opportunity at Origin level and I’m sure there will be other players from this program who will make a strong case for selection in 2017.”QAS Emerging Origin Squad:Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks) Dale Copley (Sydney Roosters) Kyle Feldt (NQ Cowboys) Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm) Jake Granville (NQ Cowboys) Coen Hess (NQ Cowboys) Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks) Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos) Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm) Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders) Ethan Lowe (NQ Cowboys) Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons) Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm) Moses Mybe (Canterbury Bulldogs) Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters) Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury Bulldogs) Ashley Taylor (Gold Coast Titans) Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm) Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast Titans)last_img read more


Dates confirmed for RWC Sevens 2018 in San Francisco

first_imgThe iconic AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, will provide the spectacular backdrop to the tournament that features 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams competing for the title of world champions. The 42,000-seater stadium is one of the most familiar and highly rated sports venues in the USA and is located in downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront overlooking the bay.This will be the seventh staging of the tournament, which has previously been held in Edinburgh, Hong Kong (twice), Mar del Plata, Dubai and Moscow. Having won both the men’s and women’s events at the famous Russian venue of Luzhniki Stadium, New Zealand will be back to defend their titles but will likely face considerable resistance in the form of Olympic gold medallists, Australia (women’s) and Fiji (men’s), not to mention strong home competition from both USA sides.World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Announcing the exact dates of the tournament is an important stage of preparation as it means that supporters can really start to plan their trip. With three days of amazing rugby action on offer, coupled with everything else San Francisco and surrounding area has to offer, it could really be the holiday of a lifetime for rugby fans around the world.First time to be held in North America “The success of rugby sevens at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio gave the game a huge shot in the arm and we are working hard to ensure its popularity continues to rise in the coming years. Part of that is building on the success of previous RWC Sevens tournaments, which come at the mid-point in the Olympic cycle. This will be the first time the RWC Sevens has been held in North America and I know rugby fans in the USA and also in Canada are really looking forward to it.”USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne said: “We are proud to play host to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. This event will bring the world’s best and put them in front of a large audience of rugby fanatics in the US, showcasing our great sport to a new batch of sports fans. We’re equally excited that this great tournament will be played in our backyard and in front of our youth, inspiring the next group of rugby stars.”last_img read more


Williams to miss start of Rugby Championship

first_imgWilliams was suspended for four weeks for a charge on Lions wing Anthony Watson – it was hoped he would be able to serve the ban before the Rugby Championship.RNZI reports World Rugby has confirmed the suspension is for four matches.Since a hearing on July 2nd, World Rugby says the disciplinary committee had been receiving and reviewing additional submissions and evidence from the player’s side relating to his upcoming schedule of matches.”The player had admitted that he committed an act of foul play contrary to Law 10.4 (g) which deals with dangerous charging, and he received the suspension of four weeks, equating to four meaningful matches as considered by the judicial committee,” the committee said in a statement.Following due consideration, the disciplinary committee has ruled that Williams’ suspension will extend up to and including 19 August, which is the day of the first game against Australia.Williams will therefore be available for the second game against Australia in Dunedin on August 26th.last_img read more


Barcelona make it two wins from two in La Liga

first_imgThe Croatian scored in the 21st minute when he arrived at pace to power in Arda Turan’s cross from the left.Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Turan also went close for the champions.Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen almost paid for a terrible pass, and Athletic’s Raul Garcia and Inaki Williams went close for Bilbao.Sunday’s win sees coach Luis Enrique’s side join El Clasico rivals Real Madrid and early leaders Las Palmas on six points after two games of the new season.Relive the action as it happenedProfligacy almost costs BarcaThe result should have been more emphatic for Barcelona, who wasted numerous chances.Turan impressed in attack, but perhaps the abiding memory of the Turkey midfielder’s display was his first-half miss from eight yards.Messi shot inches wide after typically drifting past two defenders, and also fired over the bar. Suarez, his partner in attack, thundered a volley over from eight yards and also had an effort from two yards cleared off the line by Eneko Boveda in stoppage time.Bilbao will rue missing the few good chances that came their way. Midfielder Raul Garcia saw his strike narrowly drift beyond Ter Stegen’s post and Inaki Williams’ poked effort was saved by the Barca keeper.Ter Stegen was also fortunate not to be left red-faced in the first half when his pass out of defence was fired straight back at him by Spanish midfielder Benat.Las Palmas score nine goals in two games to go topEarlier on Sunday, the Gran Canaria club beat Granada 5-1 as they leapfrogged Real Madrid to go top of La Liga.Summer signing Kevin-Prince Boateng scored for the second successive game, having netted on his debut in the 4-2 win over Valencia last week. Nabil El Zhar scored twice in the emphatic win.In the other early match, Sporting Gijon drew 0-0 at Alaves and the late game between Villarreal and Sevilla also ended goalless.last_img read more


Celades thinks of Ceballos to reinforce Valencia

first_imgValencia faces a few last days of intense market and with several open fronts. The search for a right side it has remained almost in a mere “winter anecdote” compared to the tsunami that would cause the exit of Rodrigo Moreno. Barcelona is studying the signing of the striker, for which Valencia asks for the 60 million in which Rodrigo assessed last summer when he wanted Atlético de Madrid. And he is not the only forward who could leave the club, which is also awaiting offers for Gameiro, which they link with the PSG.Valencia, if any of its strikers came out, has a name surrounded in its list of futures: Paco Alcacer. The striker, like Ceballos, wants to leave Borussia Dortmund, where he has been relegated to the background. As published by AS, Peter Lim’s initial idea was to try to incorporate Alcácer now in January (an operation that would vary by 25 million) if Gameiro and Sobrino finally left, although the variable would also work in Rodrigo’s case.Ceballos, meanwhile, footballer who had Celades under his orders in the Spanish National Team and in his stage as Lopetegui’s assistant at Real Madrid, would allow Valencia to reinforce the center of the field with a valid player to practice Dani Parejo and also I would equip the team with the circulation and arrival I would lose with Rodrigo. Hence, Celades thinks of him.At the same time, Ceballos would strengthen the core and thus Celades could bet on a 4-3-3 system as an alternative to the loss of Rodrigo’s figure as a hitch. The operation Ceballos, in the event that Valencia decided to face it, would be as a loan until the end of the season, which is the agreement that Arsenal and Real Madrid have, although for this, the player should reduce the salary he receives in London, where he charges more than he has signed with Real Madrid. Albert Celades is attentive to the immediate future of Dani Ceballos. El Larguero informed on Wednesday night that the Utreran wants to leave Arsenal in this January market and Valencia, which is directed by a technician who perfectly knows the virtues of Ceballos, is a destination that would be liked by the player. Arsenal, yes, as AS has reported, is not for the work of opening the door to Ceballos, despite the fact that Mikel Arteta has not been with him since November, first for a muscle injury but the last four games by technical decision. The Arsenal made a strong investment (in the case of a transfer) to get their services and the idea of ​​the English club is that the season ends there in case at any stage of the course Arteta had to use their services. But, in the absence of eight days to close the market, Ceballos understands that in London his options to be able to be in Luis Enrique’s mind for the final phase of the Eurocup are dissipated and that is the trick that has present, among others, Valencia, specifically Celades.last_img read more


Juve warns six players for their poor performance

first_imgJuventus is going through a complicated year. After maintaining an overwhelming dominance for almost a decade in Italy, this season the fight for scudetto is fierce against Inter and Lazio.In the club they are sensing a performance downturn and from Italy they point out that lJuventus already has a list of those who could leave Turin If your performance does not improve by the end of the season.Andrea Agnelli, president of the Turin team, has decided to take the reins at the most complicated time of the year and has held meetings with the sports management and even with the heavyweights of the workforce, including Maurizio Sarri, to know the situation first hand. The president has been in the training camps of Vinovo and has collected the necessary information until he can close next to Paratici and Nedved, in charge of the sports plot, a list of players who will be tested until the end of the 19/20 campaign. They are Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro and Gonzalo Higuaín.These six have been the first indicated by a property that wanted to remind the staff that the requirement is maximum. The first exam will be this Thursday at 20:45 in San Siro where they will face Milan in the first leg of Coppa semifinals.last_img read more


The absence of response of the RFEF conditions the Leganés

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 24, 2020 The situation, after the whole weekend and part of Monday, has not changed. Nor has a deadline been given. In Las Rozas the message is the same: it will be resolved quickly. Meanwhile, the Leganés still does not know if he can sign and, therefore, has not taken steps in any direction, since, if the RFEF gave the green light to an extraordinary reinforcement, the path of the player without equipment would be discarded. Only if the RFEF rejected the requirement of the pickles, would the possibility of signing a free player be activated.From pessimism to waitingFederal sources and close to the Leganés environment are pessimistic about what will happen. They intuit that the RFEF will deny the club that extra signing. However, that the days go by without response feed, even slightly, the hope for Butarque. To the south of the capital they expect that, after such a delay, at least the response will be positive. The opposite would be a new obstacle to a season full of traps.To the south of the capital they insist that, even if they are right in this matter, the damage done by the march of Braithwaite is “irreparable”, as the president of the club, Victoria Pavón, said last Thursday, after becoming official signing. Leganés’ position is that Barça should never have had the option of taking away the Danish in the middle of the season and without any veto by the pickers.A rule that could already be modified for next season, since the RFEF is studying banning the extraordinary terms of signings for long-term injuries, something that FIFA had been demanding from the Spanish organization for several years. Spain is the only major league country that maintains this rule. The Leganés has not yet received a response from the Spanish Federation (RFEF) to its formal request to extend in an extraordinary way the term of signings after the Braithwaite case. The pickers made this requirement on Thursday, as soon as FC Barcelona deposited the player’s clause, at about 11 in the morning. From the organism they insisted that they would be fast, but they have not yet pronounced and that, for the moment, limits the ability of Leganés to respond to this anomalous departure.The possible scenarios for the Leganés are two: sign a player with a valid contract thanks to an extraordinary permit or launch a player without a team. This last solution depends, as confirmed by Aguirre last Friday, on what is the reaction of the RFEF. “The general manager let me know that we are waiting for a response from the RFEF to sign. Until it arrives, I have what I have, which is good in quantity and quality, ”said Vasco.last_img read more