Yann M’Vila – Justice Denied

As I entered my 2nd full season in the management of a professional football club I was encountering some really strange moments. Not only had the newly elected club President tried to steal money set aside to repay investors, players and pay for a pre-season tour to Russia, but players were turning up at my home in shock as they were being told that agreed payment schemes were no longer valid. Rubin Kazan’s Yann M’Vila has been there and done that. What happened around me in Malta was very … [Read more...]

M’Vila performs career U-turn and stays with Rubin Kazan?

Yann M’Vila’s transfer to Sunderland was one of the most prolonged sagas of the entire summer, and in the end it didn’t even go through. On two occasions, it was reported that terms were agreed between Sunderland and Rubin Kazan, and on the last day, Rubin upped their asking price to £8.5m, and Sunderland said no. Wednesday, Rubin announced that M’Vila had begun training with the first team squad again, while they try to push through his squad registration. M’Vila, who had been in Kazan all … [Read more...]

Yann M’Vila set to sign for Sunderland from Rubin Kazan

Yann M’Vila’s turbulent summer is all set to end soon, with sources in both North-East England and Kazan confirming to RFN that the enigmatic Frenchman is set to sign a four-year-deal with Sunderland on the back of a highly successful loan stint at the club. Sunderland fans all summer have been dismayed by their lack of progress on the transfer front, with the European Championships and uncertainty over the future of Sam Allardyce postponing all proposed transfers deals. Since the appointment … [Read more...]