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Toulouse: La Cité Des Violettes

Started on 3 February 2016 by Griffo
Latest Reply on 25 September 2017 by smith
Very Brutal and harsh... I like it :D
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Arribage Approached By France
Interest in Arribage continues to grow as his future at Toulouse begins to look less certain

• Dominique Arribage has been approached to manage the French national team
• The next tournament for France will see them compete in the UEFA Nations League
• It is expected that Arribage will announce his intentions by the end of the week

After being approached by Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla earlier this week, Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage has reportedly been offered the role of manager for the French national team.

France are looking to replace Rudi Garcia after the 54-year-old chose not to extend his contract following the 2018 World Cup. During the tournament, France finished on top of Group E after winning all three matches in the group stage before being eliminated in the Round of 16 by Italy on penalties.

The next tournament for France will see them compete in the UEFA Nations League where they will play in League A against Belgium and Spain in Group 1. The first placed side will go through to the semi-finals of the competition while the last placed side will be relegated to League B.

Arribage who has been at Toulouse for four years is expected announce his intentions by the end of the week. Should he leave the club, it is believed that Toulouse will receive a significant compensation package as compensation for his departure.
Moving on up in the world! Looking forward to Arribage deciding his future!
You would deserve the job! International management looks incredibly fun and I have just taken up my own international job, looking forward to seeing what you do!
Huge moment in his career! France have a very deep pool of talent which you could tap in to and use on the international stage, but I do hope you stay at Toulouse to continue your adventure there!
A big step up for him! He sure deserves it though!
What a beautiful man Dominique Arribage is hahah! You deserve the step up mate done some great work :)

Gnarby And Leiva Set To Join Toulouse
Toulouse have looked to the English Premier League to add depth to their squad

• Serge Gnabry and Lucas Leiva are set to play for Toulouse next season
• Gnabry joins Toulouse after Arsenal released him following a loan spell at Stoke
• Lucas Leiva arrives at Toulouse looking for first team football

Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage has been active in the free transfer market with Serge Gnabry and Lucas Leiva set to play for Toulouse next season. Both players will add depth to a Toulouse squad which struggled last season when their first team players went down with injuries.

Serge Gnabry joins Toulouse after Arsenal opted to let him go after a loan spell at Stoke. The German is believed to have a lot of potential and the decision from Arsenal manager Slaven Bilic to not re-sign him saw a large number of fans disappointed. The 23-year-old is capable of playing multiple positions with his addition to the squad ensuring that Toulouse will have players on the bench who are capable of providing an impact.

After playing for Liverpool for over a decade, Lucas Leiva arrives at Toulouse looking for first team football with the 31-year-old only playing eighteen games for the Merseyside club in the past two seasons. The Brazilian still has a lot to offer and will add valuable experience to the Toulouse midfield as they once again deal with a large number of fixtures during the season.

“After the club spent a substantial amount of money in improving the youth and training facilities, we did not have much money left over for players heading into the new season.” said Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage. “So our focus shifted to player retention and any money available we put towards our wages and this has allowed us to bring in Serge and Lucas.” he added.

Despite the current interest in his services, Arribage refused to comment on his future at the club after announcing the signings of Gnabry and Leiva. He did however inform the media that he will be announcing his plans in the next few days.
Gnabry and Leiva would be some very good additions to your squad mate!
Two superb signings for your team, both will provide vast amounts of talent in different aspects!

Arribage Commits To Toulouse
Arribage has committed to Toulouse after speculation about him leaving the club

• Arribage has turned down Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and France
• The 47-year-old has agreed to a new contact which will see him at the club until 2022
• Toulouse now travel to North America where they will begin their pre-season preparations

Despite an incredible amount of interest in his services over the past few weeks, manager Dominique Arribage has confirmed that he will remain with Toulouse, turning down Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and France. Arribage has agreed to a new contact with Toulouse which will see him earn €13,750 per week until 2022.

Since joining the club in 2015, Arribage has won five trophies with Toulouse including winning the Ligue 1 title in the 2016/17 season. His performances in European football have also impressed, leading Toulouse past the group stage in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League in the past two seasons.

“It is very hard to turn down the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid but what we have as a club at Toulouse is something I just cannot see my life without.” said Arribage. “One day I may leave Toulouse but I will only do so when I no longer believe I am the right man for the job.” he added.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Dominique has elected to stay, it is a tremendous boost to everyone at the club.” said Toulouse chairman Olivier Sadran. “We can now move forward with our plans and begin preparing for the upcoming season.” he added.

Toulouse will soon depart for their pre-season tour of North America where they will face sides from the Canada, Mexico and the United States before their season commences with the French Champions Trophy where French Cup holders Toulouse will face Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Two cracking signings and a tough decision to turn down such tempting jobs! Fair play :P
Great to see you staying at the club mate! Champions League glory is on the horizon ;)
Loyalty to your employers there. Not sure your accountant would be as pleased :P
Great to see you sign on for the near future, plenty more glory to come from Toulouse!

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