The sad news first broke out of China yesterday afternoon, where the former Newcastle star is playing for Chiense second-tier side Beijing Enterprises, that he had been taken ill after training.
Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg have appointed former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini as their new manager on a three-year contract.
FC Barcelona have appointed Ernesto Valverde as their new manager ahead of next season, replacing a departed Luis Enrique.
Thomas Tuchel has part ways with Borussia Dortmund after only two years in charge of the Germany Bundesliga side.
During the midweek, four-time Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo reached new heights as he struck a hat-trick against Atletico de Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal between the two La Liga rivals in the Madrid derby.