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Chapecoense appoints new coach
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP):
Brazilian club Chapecoense has appointed a new coach after the airline crash last week that killed 71 people, including most of their players, coaching staff, and board.
Vagner Mancini has long experience with middle-of-the-table teams like Chapecoense. In 2005, he led Paulista to the Brazilian Cup title.
Mancini has also coached big clubs such as Gremio, Santos, Vasco da Gama, Cruzeiro, and Botafogo.
Ronaldo releases information for assets
MADRID, Spain (AP):
Cristiano Ronaldo has made public the value of his assets held outside Spain in response to media reports regarding his and other football players' and coaches' tax arrangements.
Gestifute, the agency run by Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, posted an official Spanish tax office document that says Ronaldo held assets and rights outside Spain worth a total of more than €203 million (US$214 million) in 2015. The document is required by the Spanish tax office for residents to report their foreign assets.
Ronaldo's agency says in a statement that "this communication, which was not required by law, constitutes irrefutable proof that Cristiano Ronaldo and his representatives are in good faith and cooperate with the authorities in a spirit of transparency and compliance with legality."
Ronaldo's agency released the documents after a group of European media outlets reported last week on what they claimed were the tax arrangements of Ronaldo and other football stars, including Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.