‘Henry a novice and wrong for Arsenal’

first_imgArsenal ‘Henry a novice and wrong for Arsenal’ – Petit wants experienced Wenger successor Chris Burton 01:38 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Thierry Henry Getty Images Arsenal Arsène Wenger Premier League A former favourite may be a popular choice among fans to take the reins at Emirates Stadium, but another ex-Gunners feels head should rule over heart Thierry Henry would be the wrong choice to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, says Emmanuel Petit, with the legendary striker a “novice” in managerial terms.With the man currently at the Gunners helm facing more uncomfortable questions regarding his future, a host of names have been offered up as possible candidates to fill a coaching void.Wenger has given no indication that he will be stepping aside any time soon, but if that decision is taken out of his hands then Arsenal will be in the market for a new boss for the first time in 22 years. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Club icon Henry, who is fondly remembered in north London for breaking the Gunners’ all-time goalscoring record, has been mooted as an option to cut his management teeth at the very highest level, with the Frenchman boasting the fan support that Wenger now lacks.Petit, though, believes his former team-mate and fellow Premier League title winner needs to gain experience elsewhere before taking on such a role, telling SFR Sport: “He has his statue outside the stadium, and he benefits from an impressive credit in terms of affection and love not only from Gunners fans but also the whole Premier League.”He’s the player, after Ryan Giggs, who has made the most impact in the Premier League.”That shows you the extent to which he is in people’s minds and has been for a long time. If you add to that his passion for football, he could do something good – but he is a novice.”He’s the third assistant coach of Belgium. When you see Patrick Vieira, who is coaching in the MLS … the MLS is different, but he belongs to Manchester City.”So, bring back a former player? Yes, but I think that given Arsenal’s current context it’s not what Arsenal need right now. I think they need a seasoned coach who’ll put things on the right track.”While Petit is against Henry returning to Arsenal at this stage, others have been quick to talk up his claims to a coaching post.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said: “If he wants to be manager, he has the talent to do it. But he has to decide, not me.”Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has added of a man who admits it is his “dream” to one day take charge of the Gunners: “The same requirements we were appreciating in Pep Guardiola when we decided to put him as a coach of the first team, Thierry has many of them.”If he wants to become a coach, and more specifically wants to coach Arsenal, then it is because he is convinced he will do it very well because he is looking for excellence all the time – just as when he was a player.”last_img read more

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Tacchinardi: Zidane better as coach

first_imgZinédine Zidane Phenomenon Zidane a better coach than player, says ex-team-mate Tacchinardi Ryan Benson 16:11 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ZinedineZidane - Cropped Getty Images Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Juventus v Real Madrid Juventus UEFA Champions League The Real Madrid boss’ former midfield partner is shocked by how well he has adapted to coaching, saying he has exceeded all expectation Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a “phenomenon” who is better as a coach than he ever was as a player, according to his former Juventus team-mate Alessio Tacchinardi.Zidane enjoyed a seamless transition to coaching after being promoted from Real Madrid’s youth side in January 2016, replacing the dismissed Rafael Benitez and guiding the club to Champions League success the same season.He then presided over another Champions League-winning campaign the following year, making Madrid the first club to retain their crown, while they also added a La Liga title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Things have been more difficult for them this season and they sit third in the league, 13 points adrift of rivals Barcelona, with Zidane – who won the Ballon d’Or as a player – under pressure as a result.Yet, despite their underwhelming season domestically, Madrid are still going strong in Europe and face Zidane’s old club Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, with Tacchinardi of the opinion his former colleague is surpassing all expectations of those who knew him as a player.Speaking to Omnisport, Tacchinardi said: “I say Zidane is better as a manager [than a player] because as a player, Mother Nature helped him. “He didn’t need any tips, he entered the pitch and played like when he was a kid. Zidane was, and is, football on the pitch. “As a manager he became a strong man. He was withdrawn and shy, but if such a group [of players] follow you like this, it means you have improved your character. “Tactically he is good. He always finds the right move. He is stronger as a manager. He was a purebred as a player, but as a manager he inherited a catastrophic situation and won every cup. “He is a phenomenon. But I admit that I would never ever thought he could become a phenomenon as a manager. “If anyone who played with him swears he thought Zidane could become what he is now, this guy is a fool.”last_img read more

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10 months agoMcGrath slams Man Utd players: I’ll go to grave knowing I gave my all

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say McGrath slams Man Utd players: I’ll go to grave knowing I gave my allby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul McGrath says it’s time for the players to start playing for the fans.McGrath wrote for the Irish Independent: “Now the Manchester United players have to step up to the plate. And that’s from someone who knows what he is talking about.”You are reading here the words of a man who had a row with a Manchester United manager, someone he didn’t get on with.”But every time Alex Ferguson picked me to play in that famous red shirt, I went out and gave it my all. I will go to my grave certain of that.”And I played as hard as I could for three reasons.”Firstly, it was a matter of pure professional pride for me.”Secondly, because I wanted to show I was a half decent footballer.”And thirdly, and above all, because I was doing it for the supporters, those people who put their hands into their pockets for their hard-earned cash to watch the team and thus pay my wages.”That’s what I thought of when I was a Manchester United man, not that the manager wanted me out of the dressing-room.”There were Manchester United players who did not do those three things over the last few weeks and months.” last_img read more

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10 months agoBatshuayi reveals influence on Chelsea Pulisic deal

first_imgBatshuayi reveals influence on Chelsea Pulisic dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has hinted an influence on the deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.Pulisic made a £58million switch to Chelsea on Wednesday, although he will return to Dortmund on loan for the remainder of the campaign.Batshuayi, who is currently on loan at Valencia, spent the second half of last season with Dortmund, where he formed a strong friendship with Pulisic.Batshuayi wrote on Instagram: ‘#AgentMichy. Happy for you bro @cmpulisic #specialtalent’.#AgentMichy@mbatshuayipic.twitter.com/2XpsW8ynAo— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) January 2, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoEx-Chelsea midfielder Cesc: Henry and I will take Monaco forward together

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Chelsea midfielder Cesc: Henry and I will take Monaco forward togetherby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he’s joined AS Monaco to help the club’s young players.Cesc is in line to make his debut tonight against Marseille.He said, “It’s a great pleasure to join the Monaco, it’s a new project for me with a team of young players and a new coach, there was a lot of discussion, obviously I spoke with Thierry Henry, he really wanted me to come and make a difference, now I’m here and we’ll take this challenge together.”I think my experience can help the young players to grow and progress to the highest level, I am a patient player with them because I was in their place. “This group has a huge potential, so I can help them and if we can win something together even this year, it would be perfect, I am now part of the team and I cannot wait to start. We’re currently in a delicate situation, but we all want to improve, we’ll do everything to change things quickly.” last_img read more

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a month agoKeylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Keylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has assured PSG fans there’ll be no split loyalties tonight.Keylor will be between the posts against former club Real Madrid for their Champions League opener.And he took to social media, stating: “Many memories, many experiences and much love, but only one goal: WIN”.Significantly, the goalkeeper posted the message in French and Spanish.Muchos recuerdos, muchas vivencias y mucho cariño, pero sólo un objetivo: GANARBeaucoup de souvenirs, beaucoup d’expériences et beaucoup d’amour, mais un seul objectif: GAGNER#icicestparis#PSGRMpic.twitter.com/bhtbySOlWP— Keylor Navas (@NavasKeylor) September 17, 2019 last_img read more

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a month ago​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in US

first_img​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in USby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool has extended its partnership with Turner Sports, in which exclusive content from in-house channel LCTV will be distributed in the United States via Turner’s sports streaming service B/R Live, reports SportBusiness.It follows Turner and B/R Live’s exclusive deal to broadcast Liverpool’s summer tour of the United States this year. Turner and B/R Live also have the US rights to the Champions League and Europa League.As part of the deal, Liverpool’s American fans will have access to 40 live matches per season, including pre-season, U23, U18, Liverpool FC Legends and LFC Women’s games, and replays for all first-team matches in all competitions.Additionally, supporters will be able to watch behind-the-scenes content featuring Liverpool players and manager Jürgen Klopp.Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer at LFC, said: “We’re incredibly excited to expand our partnership with Turner Sports to launch LFCTV on B/R Live. The relationship with Turner began this summer when they did a terrific job broadcasting our pre-season tour matches and we’re delighted to be extending it as we look to offer more LFC content to all our fans in the US over the coming seasons.” TagsMLS NewsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 days agoEverton could lose Djibril Sidibe to AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton could lose Djibril Sidibe to AC Milanby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton could lose Djibril Sidibe back to parent club AS Monaco in January.The Frenchman is currently on a season-long loan at Goodison Park, but is reportedly attracting interest from AC Milan.Fox Sports Italia says if Milan place a substantial bid for the defender this winter then Monaco would look to recall Sidibe so they call sell him to the Serie A giants.Sidibe is set to start against West Ham this weekend in place of the suspended Seamus Coleman. last_img read more

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6 days agoChelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.The Russia international, 26, only moved to Italy this summer from Genk.Sport Arena says his form has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts so far this season.Malinovskyi has thus far been able to play eight competition games for Atalanta.The 26-year-old’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024. last_img read more

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2 days agoZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to sign

first_imgZubizarreta: Arsenal attacker Pepe was in Marseille to signby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits a past deal for Nicolas Pepe was close.Pepe eventually left Lille for Arsenal in a club record €80m deal this summer.But Zubizarreta revealed: “Nicolas Pépé was on our list, he came to Marseille and we almost agreed. “It could have been done, but it was finally Dimitri Payet who arrived because it was the right moment and we needed experienced players. “These are choices that are made at a specific time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: D’Angelo Russell Whiffed Horribly While Attempting To Drive A Golf Ball

first_imgD'Angelo Russell swings golf club and misses horribly.D’Angelo Russell GolfOhio State point guard D’Angelo Russell is a likely top-three pick in next month’s NBA Draft. The freshman floor general is incredibly gifted on the basketball court, but his golf game could definitely use some work.Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Dez Wells captured footage of Russell attempting to drive a golf ball this evening, and it was not pretty. Wells recorded two Russell tries; the first one was a whiff, and the second wasn’t much better.Don’t worry, D’Angelo, you’re young. There’s plenty of time to improve your skills on the links.last_img read more

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Video: UNC’s Kennedy Meeks Nails Ridiculous Trick Shot At Shoot-Around

first_imgKennedy Meeks Trick Shot.Meeks Trick ShotUNC junior big man Kennedy Meeks takes most of his shots close to the rim during games, but apparently he can extend his range during shoot-around. As the Heels got a feel for NRG Stadium during a quick workout today before tonight’s national semifinal, Meeks stepped beyond the court and drilled a shot from beyond the scorer’s table.In this video, you can’t see Meeks until he steps back inbounds, but you can see the shot as it gets launched and as it goes in. You then hear the reaction of his teammates.Range! @kennedymeeks3 bucket from behind the scorer’s table. #HeelsLockIn #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/cFHcrGDeLV— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 2, 2016North Carolina and Syracuse play for the right to reach the national championship game at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Shares What He Likes About Donald Trump

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh isn’t on a campaign trail, but the Michigan head coach manages to put himself in the news almost every day, not unlike a certain Republican presidential candidate. After Harbaugh blasted the NCAA, SEC, ACC, and others over the recent vote to ban satellite camps, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum compared him to Donald Trump, and he didn’t mean it in a flattering way. We don’t know Harbaugh’s political leanings, but he is spinning the comparison into a compliment.Harbaugh on being called Trump of college football: “The thing I like about Donald Trump is he’s not afraid to fight the establishment.”— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 14, 2016You can definitely draw that line from Trump to Harbaugh. We doubt you’d see Trump dancing on stage with Migos, though like Harbaugh and recruits, he may if he thought it’d give him a leg up with voters.last_img read more

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MLS to name Coach of the Year award after Schmid

first_imgThe Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award will now be named after the late Sigi Schmid, the league announced Friday.Schmid passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy as one of the United States’ soccer coaching greats.“Sigi was an important part of our league from the very early years in our history, and he had a significant impact on everyone he touched throughout his life and coaching career,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “While he will be remembered by many in the soccer community for his success on the field, it was his kindness and his great qualities as a father, husband and mentor that made him such a special person.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The German-born Schmid won three national championships at UCLA, where he played from 1972-75, during a tenure that lasted from 1980-99.During that period, Schmid was also was an assistant for the United States national team during the 1994 World Cup.Schmid would move to Major League Soccer in 1999, taking over the LA Galaxy, where he would win an MLS Cup in 2002.Schmid also won an MLS Cup during a three-year run as the head coach of the Columbus Crew, taking home the title in 2008.He would next become the manager of the Seattle Sounders for their debut season in the league in 2009 and stayed with the club until being fired midway through the 2016 season.Schmid made one more stop in his coaching career as he returned to the Galaxy midseason to replace Curt Onalfo in 2017. He would last just over a year in the role, resigning in September 2018 with the Galaxy struggling in the hunt for the MLS postseason.Overall, Schmid won 240 games in the MLS regular season, added 26 victories in the postseason and is MLS’s all-time winningest coach.He also won five U.S. Open Cups, four coming in Seattle and one with the Galaxy in 2001, and three Supporters’ Shield for the best record in the league, one with each of the three MLS clubs he managed.Schmid won the award that will be named after him twice – in 2002 and 2008, the years he won the MLS Cup.The announcement of the named of the award was made just prior to the MLS SuperDraft, where UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya was taken No.1 overall by expansion team FC Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Video: Steve Spurrier Did The Usain Bolt Celebration After Leading Mr. 2 Bits Chant

first_imgsteve spurrier does the Usain Bolt celebrationTwitter/@CorkGaines Steve Spurrier is back in Gainesville with Florida football, and it just feels right.The Head Ball Coach had the field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium named after him ahead of tonight’s season opener against UMass. He delivered a pretty impressive speech to fans before the Gators and Minutemen kicked things off.Welcome home Steve Spurrier ??? pic.twitter.com/Y3gC46VOnx— A.J. (@AjThornton5) September 3, 2016#Gators rename their home field Steve Spurrier – Florida Field pic.twitter.com/jwuBqvdVJv— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 3, 2016Spurrier also led Florida’s famous Mr. Two Bits chant, which involved him dressing up as the famous Gator fan, and getting pretty pumped up. He even broke out Usain Bolt’s signature celebration, which is absurd and absolutely amazing.Steve Spurrier leads the #Gators 2 Bits chant and then does a little dance pic.twitter.com/Mc8GLDyiLH— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 3, 2016STEVE SPURRIER USAIN BOLT CELEBRATION #GATORS https://t.co/OqC3mxrVPH— Only Gators .com (@onlygators) September 3, 2016Spurrier may not be coaching the Gators or South Carolina Gamecocks, but we can never ever allow him to leave the college football spotlight. The game is too fun with him involved.This is Steve Spurrier’s first full season of retirement after he stepped down at South Carolina at mid-year in 2015. He spent three seasons at Duke (1987-1989) before taking over his alma mater Florida in 1990. There, he won the 1996 National Title, and six SEC titles, racking up a gaudy 127-22-1 record in 12 seasons.After a two-year tenure in the NFL with Washington, Spurrier took over the South Carolina Gamecocks and transformed them into a competitor in the SEC East. He was 86-49 in his 10-plus seasons in Columbia, leading the team to nine bowls and an SEC East title in 2010.As a player, Spurrier won the Heisman trophy as Florida quarterback in 1966.last_img read more

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Video: Penn State LB Brandon Smith Ejected For Targeting After Controversial Call

first_imgBrandon Smith ejectedTwitter/@EvanPetzoldWatch as Penn State LB Brandon Smith is ejected by the refs for targeting. Was it the right call?Penn State LB Brandon Smith was ejected in the second quarter against Michigan after an iffy targeting call by the referees. Smith appeared to be trying to intercept a pass to Michigan’s Grant Perry when his shoulder pads came into contact with Perry’s facemask. The refs reviewed the call, and it was upheld, thus Smith was ejected.You be the judge:Penn State LB Brandon Smith has been ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/WYy7jgLNn2— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 24, 2016Here’s the “hit” from another angle:Show me the part where Brandon Smith’s helmet hit the reciever’s helmet. I’ll wait, @sportsgeek42. https://t.co/4vub07pisw— Len Damico (@lendamico) September 24, 2016In the above video, there doesn’t appear to be any helmet to helmet contact and the defender doesn’t appear to launch himself, both of which are necessary requisites for a targeting call.At any rate, Penn State fans, and to a larger extent #CollegeFootballTwitter, were all pissed about the call:Cool. Brandon Smith just got penalized for trying to catch a football. Yay! Football!— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) September 24, 2016PSU’s Brandon Smith ejected for trying to intercept a pass. #TargetingCallGoneWrong— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) September 24, 2016How does Brandon Smith get ejected for that!? Terrible call.— Brad Fegley (@TheDiesel_2) September 24, 2016That is not targeting. Brandon Smith was clearly going for the ball. We Are.— PSU Football Fans (@NittanyLionFB) September 24, 2016That targeting call was worse than MSU’s performance today— Not MAAR (@NotMuhammadAli) September 24, 2016Penn State trails Michigan 28-0 at halftime. With that scoreline, maybe getting ejected wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.last_img read more

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Watch: Kentucky Hits Game-Winning Field Goal To Stun Louisville

first_imgKentucky's players celebrate the win over Louisville.Twitter/smith_lostKentucky just upset Lamar Jackson and Louisville.Kentucky was already bowl eligible heading into its rivalry game at Louisville on Saturday, but the Wildcats strengthened their resume with a win over the Cardinals.With the game knotted at 38-38, Lamar Jackson fumbled with 1:45 left in regulation inside the Kentucky red zone. The Wildcats managed to move the ball to the Louisville 29-yard line and with 12 seconds remaining, and Austin MacGinnis made this 47-yard field goal to give Kentucky the edge::12 seconds left and the kick is GOOD could Kentucky pull the upset pic.twitter.com/mchHOiLqTv— Nathan GZ Smith (@smith_lost) November 26, 2016Kentucky held on to win the contest 41-38, improving to 7-5 on the year. Louisville dropped to 9-3 on the season with the loss.Jackson ended the day going 16-for-25 through the air or 281 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions on top of his crucial fumble.last_img read more

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Ferdinand: I’ve spoken to Man Utd about sporting director role

first_imgRio Ferdinand claims he has spoken to Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the sporting director position the club are trying to fill.United have long been keen on a structural change that would see the club hire someone to oversee football operations, allowing Woodward to focus on the commercial side.Initially, the club were thought to be hopeful of making an appointment ahead of the close-season transfer window, allowing the new hire to instigate necessary changes to the playing staff. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Despite plenty of speculation linking people with the role, things have gone cold in recent months and a recent report claimed the club have stalled on hiring someone, with Woodward set to remain in charge of transfers for the time being.However, former United star Ferdinand has not been shy in declaring his desire for the position and says he has discussed the job with Woodward.21st May  Rain In Moscow… what a NIGHT, what a TEAM!   #MUFC #TEAM pic.twitter.com/8SvI1T5SFx — Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 21, 2019 “I’ve always spoken to Ed since I left, anyway. I had that type of relationship with him,” Ferdinand told BBC Sportsweek.”I’ve not seen him at a game, so all the chats I’ve had with him have been on the phone or I go and see him when I’m in London.”I’m not the type to dilly-dally around. I’ve seen the stuff in the papers. ‘What’s that role about?’ I’ve asked that question – so yes, I have spoken to him.”I’m very honest and Ed’s open and honest with me. Manchester United and the powers that be will decide as and when they are going to put someone into that role.”If I am the person on that list and the person they are going to talk to, then that time will come.”It’s nice to be on a list in such a responsible role at such a prestigious club. If the call comes I will say, ‘thank you very much for that’, but if that call doesn’t come, I’ll not lose sleep over it.”Ferdinand won 14 major trophies during his United playing career, including six Premier League titles and the European Cup.The 40-year-old has taken up a role as a pundit since retiring from football in 2015, covering Premier League and Champions League matches for BT Sport while also working with the BBC. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Longtime SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Has Passed Away

first_imgA pylon with the SEC logo on it.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)A former legend in the sports world passed away on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, Mike Slive, the longtime SEC Commissioner passed away in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 77.Slive was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, a challenge he took head-on and created the new Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research.The seventh commissioner of the SEC was a pioneer in the industry and helped create the SEC Network.He was 77.BREAKING:Very sad news: Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive passed away today in Birmingham. He was 77.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) May 16, 2018Slive previously was the commissioner of the Conference-USA, a position he held from 1995-2002 when he took over the SEC.He retired from his post as the SEC’s commissioner in late July 2015 after his cancer diagnosis.Our thoughts are with the Slive family at this time.last_img read more

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NFL Rookie Running Back Pleaded Guilty To Drug Charge

first_imgThe sun sets behind the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 10: The sun sets behind the game between the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)John Kelly legal update: the Rams rookie running back pleaded guilty after his October arrest. Kelly and former Tennessee teammate Will Ignont were charged with marijuana possession back on October 24. The pair was suspended for UT’s game against Kentucky as a result.Kelly was a breakout star for the Vols. He ran for 778 yards and nine touchdowns on the season, playing in 11 games. He also caught 37 passes for 299 yards.He was one of the lone bright spots in a brutal season for Tennessee, which ultimately cost head coach Butch Jones his job. After the year, he elected to forego his senior season, and enter the NFL Draft.The Los Angeles Rams took him in the sixth young. He is expected to be one of the main back-ups for star back Todd Gurley.We now know the result of the John Kelly legal situation.He is now on probation. He will also pay a fine and court costs, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel:Kelly must pay a $250 fine and court costs. If Kelly fulfills the terms of his judicial diversion agreement during a probationary period of 11 months and 29 days, the guilty plea will be expunged from his record.Tennessee linebacker Will Ignont was the passenger in the car Kelly was driving and faced a charge of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Ignont, who also appeared in court Tuesday, received a pass disposition and will have his charge dismissed with court costs assessed.Without Kelly and Ignont, Tennessee lost to the Wildcats in that game, 29-26. With that loss, the Vols went to 0-5 on the SEC season.Two weeks later, Missouri blasted Tennessee 50-17. Jones lost his job shortly thereafter.[Knoxville News Sentinel]last_img read more

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