Franchise Notes: Mourinho Appointment Results In Season-Ticket Sales Uptick For Chelsea
There was "a surge in Chelsea season-ticket renewals and memberships on Monday following the announcement of Jose Mourinho as manager." The deadline had been extended to June 3, and "it was in the afternoon that Mourinho's appointment was announced" (London DAILY MAIL, 4/6). ... La Liga side Malaga has put forward its "appeal against UEFA’s one-year suspension from European competition, but must now wait up to a fortnight for a verdict." The Anchovies "are appealing against UEFA’s ruling last December that has provisionally banned them from the next European competition that they otherwise qualify for in the next four seasons, due to 'overdue payables'" -- debts to other parties (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 6/4).