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Ruiz warns Fulham that his former club will be 'offensive'

Bryan Ruiz has not exactly started his Fulham career with a bang – more of a pop, barring one superb chipped goal against Everton – but the Londoners would be delighted to have him on the pitch tonight in the Netherlands as they face Twente in the Europa League. That they will not is thanks to Twente, from where the striker was signed for £10.6m in August and for whom he had already played in Europe this season.

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Johan Cruyff set to leave Ajax

Johan Cruyff is set to leave his role as a member of the supervisory board at Ajax after the Members’ Council advised the board to resign following a meeting.

Martin Jol keen to praise opposition manager

Martin Jol is looking forward to facing fellow Dutchman Robert Maaskant when Fulham go head to head with Wisla Krakow in the Europa League tonight.

Fulham delighted with Bryan Ruiz coup

Fulham gazumped Newcastle to complete the signing of FC Twente attacker Bryan Ruiz for a fee believed to be £10.6million.

Erik Pieters on verge of Newcastle switch

Erik Pieters has confirmed he may have made his last appearance for PSV Eindhoven as he closes in on a move to Newcastle.

Eidur Gudjohnsen completes move to AEK Athens

Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed for Greek Super League side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

One dead as stadium roof collapses in Enschede

One person died and 14 were injured yesterday when the roof at the southern end of FC Twente's De Grolsch Veste stadium in Enschede collapsed during off-season building work.

McClaren fires back: I've had failure and I don't fear it

Once derided England manager is relaxed but determined to rebuild career at Forest

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Former Three Lions manager Steve McClaren has returned to English football, having been named manager of Nottingham Forest.

Flatterer Fayed gets his man at last as Jol takes over at Fulham

Owner's long courtship of Dutch manager shamefully sacked by Spurs bears fruit after exit of Mark Hughes

Johan Cruyff elected to Ajax board of directors

Johan Cruyff has been elected to the board of directors of Ajax in a move the club hopes will help it return to the glory days he ushered in as a player in the 1970s.

West Brom release first-team trio

West Brom have released a trio of first-team squad players in Abdoulaye Meite, Gianni Zuiverloon and Giles Barnes, the club have confirmed.

PSV Eindhoven claim Heurelho Gomes wants to return

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes wants to return to former club PSV Eindhoven, according to the Dutch club's sporting director.

Maarten Stekelenburg interested in Manchester United switch

Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has admitted he would be "insane" if he did not want to play for Manchester United, but insists the only offer he currently has on the table is to stay at Ajax.

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