My article on the magazine Four Four Two, October 2014
Ivo Pulga, born 1964, former good midfielder, puts himself out from the run to became the new Leeds manager after the sudden firing of Hockaday. Pulga, who have worked with Cellino at Cagliari from 2012 to 2014, has just given me a little interview.
Did Cellino or Salerno call you from Leeds after Hockaday’s dismissal?
“No, they didn’t”.
Are you waiting for a phone call from them?
“No, I don’t: they would already had made if they had wanted to give me the appointment”.
This is the translation in English of Adryan’s tweet:
“Hello to all, as you already know I won’t take part to this Coppa Italia match, I don’t know my future yet.
Today I’m a Cagliari player, every morning I wake up to do my best and to be ready for the weekend. I want to thank all of you for all the messages of support, independently from the difficulties I have had until today. I will keep on fighting and working with the same intensity in order to be at Cagliari’s desposal”.
But the negotiations are going on well and Leeds is optimistic. Monday there will be some crucial news.
Until yesterday Ignacio Lores Varela seemed to be a target for the new Leeds of Massimo Cellino and Nicola Salerno.
But now he doesn’t seem anymore to interest a lot to the club of mister Hockaday.
It’s more probable that Palermo will find a club to loan Lores Varela in Italian Serie B.
I vostri cori da brividi!Orgoglioso di essere il capitano delle FERE❤️💚grazie a tutti x queste emozioni fantastiche che mi avete regalato!
— Mirco Antenucci (@anteseven) 17 Agosto 2014
“Your chants gave me the goosebumps! Proud of being captain of Fere (nickname of Ternana players and supporters). Thanks to all of you for all these fantastic emotions you gave to me”.
Antenucci will probably sign for Leeds today or tomorrow.
Reinaldo Pitta, Adryan’s agent, confirm the negotiations between the player and Leeds but, at the same time, he denies the presence of the midfielder today in England.
“We are talking with Leeds, but there is nothing signed”.
Is it true that you and Adryan are in Leeds?
“I’m in Brazil and Adryan is in Italy, there is still nothing concrete between us and Leeds. Is it false that me or him are in England: this transfer is possible but we still haven’t reached an agreement”.
Would Adryan like to play for Leeds?
“If we are talking it’s clear that he would like to play there!”
Talking about Agard, he was not at the training camp today and all his teamates say he’s going to Leeds.