Wolfsburg have signed defensive midfielder Kevin Pannewitz from Hansa Rostock on a two-year contract.
The 21-year-old is regarded highly by Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath, although his new coach has warned him he must work hard and maintain his focus if he is to maximise his potential.
The Tuscan club announced on their official website that Vincenzo Montella is their new coach, signing a two-year contract.
Montella, who impressively managed Catania in the last season, has been insistently linked to take his former club Roma job, eventually the deal failed and the Giallorossi appointed Zdenek Zeman.
He replaces Delio Rossi, who was sacked towards the end of last season after punching his own player Adem Ljajic during Fiorentina’s 2-2 draw with relegation rivals Novara.
Nigerian international Christian Obodo was yesterday evening released by his captors in southeastern state of Delta.
Obodo who was in Nigeria to visit his family was driving alone in an area called Effurun in southeastern Delta State on Saturday morning when some unknown gunmen abducted him.
Abductors of the soccer star who was kidnapped in southeastern state of Delta on Saturday had initially demanded a ransom of €150, 000 , according to a family source.
But upon release, neither the soccer star’s family nor security officials were willing to reveal how much the kidnappers were paid before freeing their captor.