Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 00:00• Mart van Mourik

In the section VZ 5 makes football zone a daily selection of the five most important news stories from the past 24 hours. Handy for those who haven’t been able to follow everything, and great for those who like to read it again. It is not necessarily about the most viewed articles on the website, but really about the story of the day.

Dirk Kuijt’s debut as head coach ends in fiasco
The official debut of Dirk Kuijt as trainer of ADO Den Haag has turned out to be a fiasco. Halfway through the lost Kitchen Champion Division duel with Heracles Almelo (4-0) Kuijt’s team was already trailing 4-0. In the second company, the damage was limited and there were no more hits, partly due to a missed penalty by Samuel Armenteros. The coach spoke to the camera afterwards of ESPN express his disappointment.

Dirk Kuijt appears in front of ESPN camera after a hard defeat

Dirk Kuijt is deeply disappointed after the 4-0 defeat against Heracles Almelo.Read article

Audience in Heerenveen provides flute concert after opening match Eredivisie
SC Heerenveen and Sparta Rotterdam have shared the points in the opening game of the new season in the Eredivisie. In the Abe Lenstra Stadium, the meeting ended in a goalless draw: 0-0. The fact that the audience in Heerenveen gave a flute concert afterwards, was typical for the match image.

Read here how sc Heerenveen and Sparta Rotterdam opened the new season.

Dries Mertens can sign a very lucrative contract in Istanbul
Dries Mertens may represent an adventure in Turkey. Galatasaray has made the Belgian an official offer, according to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano. Napoli’s all-time top scorer has been on a free transfer since this summer following his departure from southern Italy. The Turkish club hopes to tempt the 35-year-old Belgian with a generous salary into employment in the Süper Lig.

Read here about the interest in Dries Mertens.

Chelsea deposits millions and insures after Cucurella transfer soap
Marc Cucurella continues his career at Chelsea, the Londoners announce through the official channels. The Blues pay 65 million euros excluding seven million in bonuses to Brighton & Hove Albion. Cucurella signs a contract at Stamford Bridge until mid-2028, while Levi Colwill, a Chelsea youth academy talent, goes the opposite way.

Read about Chelsea’s new signing here.

Bayern’s salary house has come out on the street
BILD has released the full salary house of Bayern Munich. Robert Lewandowski was the top earner at Bayern last season with an annual salary of between 24 and 26 million euros. According to journalist Christian Falk, Sadio Mane is the big earner with a salary of 22 million euros per year due to the departure of the Polish goal-scoring machine to Barcelona.

See the salaries of the Bayern Munich squad here.