Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho less than 24 hours after sacking Pochettino

first_imgTottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form Sun Sport revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three different clubs to the league title or major European trophies.But first he will be tasked with turning around Tottenham’s form that has seen them pick up just three wins from 14 league matches.It was enough for Levy to swing the axe just months after he guided the club to their first ever Champions League final.Club captain Harry Kane paid tribute to the former boss by writing on Twitter: “Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams.”We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget.”You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!”7 Mauricio Pochettino was axed last night with Tottenham in 14th spotCredit: EPA7 Tottenham first tried to appoint Mourinho in 2007Credit: Getty Images – Getty7most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)SunSport can reveal: Many Spurs players lost respect for the Argentine for refusing to discuss team selection with them and his increasing absence from training. The board believe Poch, 47, engineered his own sacking.  Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stay.But it’s not all bad for Pochettino after landing a whopping £12.5m payoff.The former Southampton manager only penned a lengthy five-year extension last summer after a third place finish in the Premier League.Pochettino bizarrely used to keep a bowl of lemons in his Tottenham office because he believed they absorbed negative energy.No doubt they’ll be sitting at the bottom of the bin when Mourinho steps into his new office today.7 Mourinho arrives at Tottenham as a serial winnerCredit: Getty – Contributor7Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! 💙 pic.twitter.com/u64RXV7wd4— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 20, 2019 TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.The Portuguese boss had been locked in negotiations throughout the night after Daniel Levy ruthlessly swung the axe on Poch yesterday evening.77 Jose Mourinho has signed a three-and-a-half-year dealCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho had been without a job since he was sacked as Manchester United manager last December.But he has sensationally agreed a return to the Premier League after penning a staggering £15million-a-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.That’s double the salary Pochettino was thought to be earning at the club.The 56-year-old said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me.“Working with these players is what has attracted me.”Spurs chairman Levy added: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached.“We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”Mourinho is set to take training today and his first match in the dugout is a mouthwatering clash at fierce rivals West Ham on Saturday.His side then takes on Olympiacos in the Champions League and Bournemouth before a stunning reunion at Old Trafford against Manchester United on December 4.The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me.Mourinho on joining TottenhamIt’s been 11-years since Spurs last won a piece of silverware and Levy obviously believes Mourinho can do what Pochettino failed at and bring the glory days back to north London.He arrives at the club with three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups all under his belt from his time at Chelsea.Mourinho also lifted the EFL Cup and Europa League at Manchester United while winning the Champions League on two separate occasions with Porto and Inter Milan.So it is no wonder Levy is such a long-term admirer having first made a move to appoint Mourinho back in 2007 immediately after he was sacked at Chelsea.But a clause in the contract meant he wasn’t allowed to manage another Prem team for at least two years paving way for him to join Inter where he won the treble.Then in 2015 Mourinho was quizzed about being approached when he declared he could never manage a London rival.He said: “Yes. I couldn’t go. I couldn’t train in England for two years.”I would not take the job because I love Chelsea supporters too much.”last_img read more

Marum set to get chance to coach PNG Kumuls

first_imgMal Meninga was announced as the new Australian head coach during week, despite still being contracted to PNG Rugby League until the 2017 World Cup.PNG Rugby League CEO, Bob Cutmore, says there have been informal discussions over the past month about who could replace Meninga, if he accepted the Kangaroos job.He says his personal preference would be to appoint a Papua New Guinean coach and surround him with experienced mentors.last_img

UST claims 5th UAAP beach volleyball title

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bernadeth Pons’ final attempt turned out to be UST’s winning point as the ball careened off the line as Cherry Rondina and Caitlyn Viray celebrated the school’s fifth beach volleyball plum.Cherry Rondina won her third MVP award to go with her third sand court trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Golden Tigresses completed a nine-game sweep of the season. In Game 1, UST also pounced on FEU’s late errors for the a 21-16, 22-20 victory. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Durham admits Bolts came out ‘lazy’ in Game 1 loss It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of Santo Tomas retained its position atop the sand courts after humbling Far Eastern University in the finals of the UAAP Season 80 beach volleyball tournament Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.The Tigresses completed their dominance over the Lady Tamaraws with 25-15, 25-19 win in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Opposition Leader stands with Govt on territorial integrity efforts

first_imgBorder controversyOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday condemned the actions of the Venezuelan Navy on Saturday when it interfered with a research vessel doing work on behalf of ExxonMobil in the Stabroek Block.At a press conference at his office, Jagdeo stressed that Guyana’s territorial integrity was above politics. As such, the former President expressed nothing but support for the Government’s efforts in this arena.“We condemn this action, on the part of the People’s Progressive Party and the parliamentary Opposition. We condemn it outright and we hope there is no repetition of this action,” Jagdeo said. “On Saturday, when I got wind of the incident, I called the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Carl Greenidge).“When I got on to him, he said he was still sketchy of the incident and all the details. So I asked him to inform me when he had more information. He did so subsequently, but I indicated to him at that time … that should he issue a press statement he could include that I spoke to him and the PPP.”According to Jagdeo, he had wanted the parliamentary Opposition’s unequivocal support on the matter to be apparent from the start. He noted the importance of this unity reflected nationally and internationally, notwithstanding the recent no-confidence vote.Jagdeo noted, however, that the Foreign Affairs Ministry avoided mention of him reaching out to the Government and offering support on the matter in the press release it issued on Saturday following the incident.“I did not see it reflected in the press statement, that is why I’m mentioning it here … that is one issue that is above politics in Guyana: the integrity of every inch of our country,” Jagdeo said.On Saturday, the Venezuelan Navy intercepted and forced the ExxonMobil research vessel to cease conducting its work in Guyana’s Stabroek Block. This led to Exxon announcing the suspension of seismic data collection.The US Government has since called on Venezuela to respect Guyana’s sovereignty, with the State Department reiterating in a press release that Guyana has a right to extract its resources from the economic zone. Meanwhile, Venezuela has said it wants talks with Guyana.In a broadcast on Saturday, Greenidge had condemned the actions of the Venezuelan Navy; actions which he noted were both illegal and aggressive, having occurred in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Guyana.According to the Minister, Exxon reported to them that the Venezuelans intercepted the Ramform Tethys vessel at approximately 10:30h on Saturday at N 09 deg 17.19 min / W 058 deg 16.20 min at an approximate distance of 140 kilometres from the nearest point to the provisional equidistant line with Venezuela. Greenidge noted that the vessel had a crew of 70, including the Captain, on board.“The Government of Guyana rejects this illegal, aggressive and hostile act perpetrated by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela which once again demonstrates the real threat to Guyana’s economic development by its western neighbour; an act that violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country.“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be bringing this latest act of illegality and blatant disrespect for Guyana’s sovereignty by Venezuela to the attention of the United Nations,” Greenidge said. “It is also in the process of informing the several Governments of the 70 crew members of the threat to their safety.”According to Greenidge, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela would also receive formal communication from the Government of Guyana on the matter.last_img read more

North Peace Savings and Credit Union and Encana come together to donate to the Taylor Public Library

first_imgThe literacy station features more than 60 educational software programs that go over seven curricular areas. The programs were selected based on a number of characteristics such as age appropriateness, engagement, educational efficacy and experience.In a release NPSCU CEO Mitchel Chilcott says, “Exposure to literacy at a young age is imperative to growth and development. Providing the tools for success builds stronger people and communities.” – Advertisement –last_img

Province seeks public feedback for new GHG Reporting and Control Act

first_imgThe act will solidify performance standards for industrial facilities or sectors –streaming several aspects of existing greenhouse gas regulation and legislation into one regulatory system.The new act will also include a greenhouse gas emissions benchmark for LNG facilities, said to be part of “the province’s commitment to having the cleanest liquefied natural gas operations in the world.”“Industrial operations have already been reporting GHG emissions since 2010 and that will continue,” a press release from the ministry of Environment reads. “The proposed new reporting regulation adds requirements to LNG operations and improvements based on stakeholders.”- Advertisement -Comments can be made until April 2015, at which point, the province will complete drafting the new regulation.The province is also in the process of developing two other regulations – offsets and compliance – under the new act. Public comment for these papers will be available later this year.All three regulations are expected to come into force by 2016.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mount Kenya dish out walk-over to Gor

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 25, 2019 after Mount Kenya United failed to show upNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – In a new low for the Kenyan Premier League, bottom side Mount Kenya United have dished out a walkover to champions Gor Mahia after they failed to turn up for their league match at the Kenyatta Stadium on Thursday afternoon.Mount Kenya players refused to board the bus to Machakos from their pick up point at the City Stadium in Nairobi, citing unpaid dues amounting to five months. “All the management has been telling us was tomorrow, tomorrow… This tomorrow never reaches. The players have simply had enough and decided they will not go for the match today. It is very difficult to motivate them to even turn up for training,” a source at the club told Capital Sports.Gor players were already on the pitch by 2pm Thursday and waited in vain for their opponents of the day to arrive. They went into the pitch and had a small session with the match called off after 15 minutes of waiting.By 3pm, the players were still at the City Stadium staging a sit in as they waited for club officials to hear their pleas.Efforts to reach owner Francis Mureithi were futile as calls did not go through.However, chairman Bernard Mosomi said they are working round the clock to ensure the players get their dues.Gor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng vies for the ball with Mount Kenya United’s Paul Odhiambo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 16, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It is unfortunate that it has reached a point where we have had to give a walk over. But I have talked to the players on the issue and promised to do something. We will meet again tomorrow and we discuss further and make plans for the next two matches. We will not give another walk over,” Mureithi stated.He added; “We know we have a problem financially but I will try reach out to some of our friends and see whether we can get some money to help out for now before we work on a long term solution.”Meanwhile, Mosomi says he is yet to touch base with the club owner over the state of the club.“We talked at length last week and I actually thought he would get something for the players this week. He had promised to ensure all players are paid but did not give time frames,”“I will look to it that I see him before meeting the players so that I can have a tangible statement moving forward,” the chairman further stated.Mount Kenya United’s Timothy Wanyonyi celebrates his goal during a past match Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWith the walkover, according to Kenyan premier League rules, the broke Mount Kenya now stare at a Sh1mn fine for failing to honor a match while more sanctions might follow. Gor will be awarded the three points.The club’s future looked bleak after former owners and sponsors Nakumatt Holdings folded most of their establishments due to a severe cash crunch, but they had a slight wind of hope last season when politician cum businessman Francis Mureithi took over.What looked like a beautiful marriage that ended in a change of name quickly evaporated like the morning due with the club failing to pay its players’ salaries and allowances.They merely survived relegation last season but this time, with a return of eight losses in nine matches, their fate looks all but sealed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PSG president claims club ‘won’t even consider any offers’ for Manchester United target

first_img1 Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has rubbished talk that Edinson Cavani will leave – but remained coy on a move for Paul Pogba.Cavani has been linked with a summer switch away from the French capital, with Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly interested.Meanwhile, PSG have themselves been linked with their own blockbuster bid as the French champions eye up Juventus star Pogba.And while Al-Khelaifi has revealed Cavani will not be sold, he has remained coy on Pogba’s possible arrival after reports claimed he spoke with the midfielder.“Why did I meet with Pogba? Because he’s a great talent, he’s French and he’s from Paris. That said, all the big clubs want him,” Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien.“As for Cavani, I’ve not met him yet, but he’s still young, he’s the future of the club. He just needs more confidence, but he showed his talent in the last game.“He’ll be here again next year. We won’t even consider any offers.”last_img read more

HP gaining on Dell in PC battles

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Just five months after its $19 billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. gave Hewlett-Packard Co. the No. 1 ranking in worldwide personal computer shipments, a new batch of market numbers delivered some stomach-turning news to HP. Rival Dell Inc. had just snatched the top spot right back. Although the companies’ rankings flip-flopped in subsequent quarters, Dell eventually cemented its top market share. That bolstered critics who had encouraged HP to get out of the PC business and blasted the Compaq deal for increasing HP’s exposure to that tough market. What a difference a few years and a new CEO make. Hurd was hired 14 months ago to replace the ousted Carly Fiorina, who had led the charge to take over Compaq. Walter Hewlett, a son of an HP founder and then-board member, claimed during the proxy battle that the merger with Compaq would “leave HP doomed to be a leader in nothing.” But rather than hobble HP, the PC business is now reliably profitable – as are most of the sprawling company’s divisions, which range from enterprise servers and software to printers, cameras and televisions. Dell, though still the No. 1 PC maker, has seen its profits decline. HP shares have gained 47 percent since Hurd’s appointment in late March 2005, while Dell’s stock has lost 36 percent of its value. HP shares fell 46 cents on Friday to close at $32.02 on the New York Stock Exchange. Dell rose 62 cents, to $24.57, on the Nasdaq Stock Market. For years, Dell’s unique business model of selling custom-built PCs through direct sales over the Internet allowed the Round Rock, Texas, company to underprice its competitors, who relied on more costly retail channels to move their goods. “HP has done a lot of work on its cost structure, so it’s able to be more aggressive on prices and still turn out a decent margin,” Kay said. On Thursday, when Dell reported that its first-quarter net income fell 18 percent, CEO Kevin Rollins cited the tough market. “The competitive environment has been more intense than we had planned for or understood,” he said. HP is also benefiting from changes taking place in the PC business, analysts said. More sales these days are coming from consumers, many of whom have never owned a PC before, and that has put Dell at a disadvantage because these buyers are more reluctant to buy a machine online or over the phone. “The consumers are a little more likely to want to see and touch what they buy,” said Moors & Cabot analyst Cindy Shaw. She said Dell’s direct marketing model also is a disadvantage in emerging markets such as China and India, where phones and Internet connections are not as readily available as they are in developed countries. HP, which has extensive relationships with stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City and retailers around the world, is in a better position to sell to such customers than Dell, she said. As HP and other PC makers have gotten better at matching Dell’s low prices, Dell has been slow to adapt, analysts said. With a few exceptions, Dell’s machines have remained relatively uninteresting, said Kay, while HP’s computers have started getting more stylish. “The market has shifted,” Kay said. “Everybody can make a PC that works and that’s cheap, so that’s no longer a distinguishing characteristic.” HP’s marketing, as it borrows themes from Apple Computer Inc., also is outperforming Dell. Whereas Dell’s commercials stress the type of processor and parts found in the machine, HP’s ads focus on how the PC can be used to play music, organize pictures and carry out other tasks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEarlier this week, roughly four years after the Compaq deal closed, HP said that sales in its PC division grew 10 percent in the three months that ended April 30, while Dell said its revenue grew by 6 percent over roughly the same period. And market researcher Gartner reported that HP’s share of worldwide PC shipments grew to 14.9 percent from 13.8 percent in the same period last year. Some of the gain came at the expense of Dell, whose share slipped to 16.5 percent, from 16.9 percent last year. “It’s unbelievable,” said Samir Bhavnani, director of research at Current Analysis. “Dell missed the fact that people like HP and others were getting their act together.” Over the past year, Dell has underestimated the success HP Chief Executive Mark Hurd has had in cutting costs, said Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. last_img read more

Bird flu, shmird flu – it’s fear that’ll kill

first_imgWell, because when we are scared we are more easily led, and because fear is big business. What is the answer to the bird flu? Buying stuff that will protect you from the bird flu. Stuff like antibacterial dishwashing liquid and germ-killing floor wax. Conversely, we are not being told too much about the negative affects of tobacco or booze or Twinkies, because then we might stop buying them. And if that happened, then the CEOs of these companies could not retire with $200 million pensions, and they would not be able to buy sumptuous condos in places like Cancun. (Next door to a lovely killer bee couple.) So be afraid, because the bird flu is coming. And when it fails to materialize, there will be something even scarier behind it. Like the poodle plague or the chipmunk cooties, and then we will all be doomed! Phil Perrier is a comedian and humor writer in Los Angeles. Write to him by e-mail at pphilperrier@aol.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2And they were Africanized! Good God, man, do you know what that means!? But they never quite got here. Maybe they stopped in Cancun and bought time shares. Perhaps they mellowed with age and transformed from killer bees to mildly cranky bees. But it doesn’t matter. By the time the killer bees dropped off the radar, something else had come along to replace them, like the comet Kahoutec or the metric system. Oh, yes, how quickly we forget. For years we were being warned of the arrival of the evil metric system. We were all going to have to learn it, while at the same time, like robots, we would have to delete from our brains any memory of words like “feet,” “inches” or “tons.” The same system of weights and measures used by foreigners and Commies was coming, swarming its way up from Mexico, only a few miles behind the killer bees. There was no place to hide. But it never quite got here either. In fact, the only Americans who adopted the metric system were cocaine dealers. Because, apparently, nobody could afford a gallon of cocaine. So why do they do it? Why do the media and the government and corporate America keep bathing us in fear? And why aren’t they a little more vocal about the stuff that really is killing us, like cigarettes and alcohol and gluttonizing on fatty foods? The easiest people to control are people who are scared. This fact is taught in “Tyrant 101.” Just ask Hitler or Saddam Hussein. On a more subtle level, it is why the Powers that Be in this country keep jarring us with scares like the bird flu. The cover of every major news magazine has splashed us with the dreaded bird flu. The network news and the president have warned us of the imminent arrival of the avian flu and its potential for mayhem of biblical proportions. Do not let the fact that not a single person in America has died from the bird flu fool you, we are doomed. Remember the Asian flu? The swine flu? They were going to liquidate the planet also but they never quite got around to it. When was the last time you were attacked by “Africanized killer bees?” Been a while? During the 1970s, the killer bees were the bird flu du jour. Time and Newsweek told us they were coming; Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters told us not to trust any bee, even if they swore they were not killer bees. The damned things were swarming their way north through Mexico, it was just a matter of time. last_img read more