Martti kuusela replaces Mixu at TPS. That’s a bit of a turn-up, he’s been out of work since 2005 and best known (to me at least) as a pundit. He’s quite highly regarded though, and it is a statement of intent from TPS that they won’t be deflected by Mixu’s departure. I think next year will be very interesting, and I do hope TPS do well.
Cheyne Fowler has signed for Avellino. I like the guy, he has a big heart, a good engine and he gets all over the place, but my Welsh scouts have described him as ‘a lanky whicnging streak of piss’ and he has a sense of righteous injustice that may not play too well in Serie B. If he can stay out of trouble with the referees I reckon he’ll be a success. He’s in a bit of a relegation scrap and there are other problems for him to adjust to off the pitch, but he deserves his chance and i hope he takes it.
The worst kept secret in Kotka is out, and Teemu Pukki has officially signed for Sevilla. We’ve covered this before, but all that remains is to say good luck. He’s signed a 3.5 year contract and will play in the reserve squad.