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Mario Mandzukic leaves Juventus for Qatari side Al Duhail

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Mario Mandzukic has joined Qatari side Al Duhail, leaving Juventus after four years at the Serie A club.

"The team's management succeeded today in contracting with the Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic of Juventus in a free transfer deal after the end of his contract with his Italian team," Al-Duhail said.

Mandzukic, 33, was linked with Manchester United in the summer, but sources told ESPN the Premier League side backed out of a move due to Juventus' asking price and the forward's wage demands.


Longtime Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria lands job at Qatar's Al Duhail

The longtime right-hand man of Jose Mourinho has taken up his first senior managerial job at a club in Qatar.

Rui Faria, who spent 17 years as Mourinho's assistant at Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United among other clubs, has signed a contract with Al Duhail.

The Qatari club announced the arrival of Faria on Friday, saying "one of the special names in the world of coaching" had turned down "great European offers."

Faria will be presented in his new role in the coming days.