Allegri ‘has deal with English club’ & will snub Juve amid Man Utd link

first_imgNew Man Utd player Odion Ighalo exercises away from the Man Utd training ground after move from China FORMER Juventus boss Max Allegri has a deal in place with a “great English club”, according to Italian reports.Allegri’s Juve replacement Maurizio Sarri could be facing the sack at the Serie A champs and the Old Lady reportedly want the 52-year-old back to replace him.1 Max Allegri has a deal in place with a ‘great English club’Credit: CorbisAC Milan were also said to have approached former boss Allegri but he will refuse any offers from Italy because of a deal already in place “with a great English club”, according to Corriere dello Sport.The Italian outlet claims any approach from the San Siro side was not serious and while the Juve job could soon become available given their recent slump under Sarri, Allegri already has a Premier League agreement in place.However, the Prem side in question remains unclear, although he has been heavily linked with Manchester United.Arsenal can be virtually discounted having recently appointed Mikel Arteta.Allegri also all but ruled out ever taking the job having been snubbed after Arsene Wenger left.The Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham also seems an unlikely destination given Spurs’ recent appointment of Jose Mourinho.However, the Special One has hardly hit the ground running and has been subject to some criticism since his arrival.London seems an unlikely destination with Chelsea also having landed a new manager in the shape of Frank Lampard.Allegri has been linked with the Blues in the past and while Lampard has failed to set the Premier League alight since his arrival, he is still clinging on to fourth place and is afforded some leeway given Chelsea’s lack of transfer activity.Manchester seems a much more likely location for Allegri with United and City potentially in need of a new manager sooner than their London counterparts.With Juventus planning a “money no object” move to bring Pep Guardiola to Turin, the idea of an Allegri arrival at the Etihad is not too far-fetched.MOST 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himBut Old Trafford still seems the most likely hotseat up for grabs.United are floundering in eighth in the Prem and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been under pressure for some time.And after Mauricio Pochettino was spotted watching Leeds’ game at Brentford with Ed Woodward’s new PR guru last night, fans are certain Solskjaer’s days are numbered.last_img read more

Zidane and the City sanction: “They are strong and will not change them”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 15, 2020 When you make the decision of the team you are going to take. “There is no time. It depends on many things. When you have these players, who are all very good, it is complicated. Each one brings something to the team. Within that I always say that it is difficult; I like to have all the players ready, prepared You have to take enough time to see, it can be at the beginning of the week, at the end, there are many things … “.He has had a week to work. “The players prefer to play. We’ve had a week to work too. It can be fine.”You have almost everyone available. “It’s all. It’s not a specific thing. I have 23 players that can play and I have to choose. What they do is be involved in the whole week and then it’s worth it for me to choose. Better to choose when they’re all ready. I prefer that”.Calendar with seven games where a good part of options is played. “The most important games are the following. The next one. Now there are games in which we play everything. Every game we have will be complicated, but we are prepared.”Vinicius, quality and that your goals will come. “It’s a matter of work. Vini has an age where he has to work a lot and he knows it. He has quality, a lot of quality, but when he joins the job”Hazard. “I am very happy that he returns. After three months injured we signed him because he is a unique player and I am very happy that he returns with the group. With him we have to leave a little more time and not rush. Tomorrow he will be with us. You are ready to play. “Eliminatory with the City. “It is a team in any case that is very very competitive, it will be very difficult the tie. With regard to the penalty I will not enter the subject. It is not my job. What interests me is the match against Celta. It will be a very tough opponent, knowing how they are in their championship. They will have a very high motivation. “ Now it depends on the defense. “I do not think so. Football is always equilibrium. The DNA of Madrid is to attack and play football. I cannot compare the offensive with the defensive. Having more balance usually brings better results.”Sanction to Manchester City. “I do not know what will happen. What I am going to tell you is to talk about football when we play against them. It is a very competitive team, very strong and that will not change. The problem I have is the match against Celta” .Hazard. “We know what he gives to the team. That’s why we signed him. It’s time for him to return to the team.”Hazard one hundred percent against City. “Anyway, first that he is very well physically, then you know that it is three months that he does not play. It is a matter of rhythm. Physically he is ready to be with us.”center_img Zidane appeared at a press conference to talk about this Sunday’s meeting before the Celtic and the news of Real Madrid.Celtic. “The key is to continue with what we are doing. We know the rival we have and they are in a position where they do not deserve to be because it is a very good team in all aspects. We know that we will have a difficult game, but the key is to continue with what we are having with concentration, intensity, rhythm of the game … “last_img read more

Sancho’s Doubt: millionaire renewal or return to England

first_imgFurther, Haaland’s arrival is another endorsement to try to convince the young talent of his possibilities in Dortmund. For this reason, as reported by the German press, it is evaluating offering a contract renewal in which would go on to collect about ten million euros. Now he enters six, which would be a substantial improvement to guarantee his continuity, at least, for one more season.Anyway, from within his entity, it is assumed that the player is free to decide and that there are possibilities that he will leave in the next transfer window. “We always have to respect the player’s decision. We said it before the crisis, our idea is that you stay with us. Let them not think that this is going to be a bargain auction. We don’t have to sell to anyone below their value, “says Hans-Joachim Watzke, president of the club. Jadon Sancho will face the most difficult decision of his sports career next summer. At 20 years old, he is one of the most promising talents in the entire world football scene and, according to Transfermarkt, is valued at 117 million euros. With two contract seasons ahead, in the next summer market could leave Borussia Dortmund for the Premier or sign a million dollar renewal.Of course, he will have girlfriends to spare. With 35 games played in the Dortmund jersey this season, Sancho has been able to score 17 goals and 19 assists. His talent is beyond doubt and that has drawn the attention, among others, of Manchester United and Chelsea. So he would return to the Premier, after leaving Manchester City in his day. However, the fact that the most interested teams do not go through their best days makes Dortmund believe that its continuity is possible.last_img read more

Rohee debunks Seelall’s claims that he hindered Police training

first_imgGeneral Secretary (GS) of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Clement Rohee, on Monday debunked accusations by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud that during his tenure as Minister of Home Affairs he hindered the training process of police ranks.Police Commissioner Seelall PersaudRohee during a press conference, vehemently denied the Commissioner’s claims that he hindered the processing of applications for overseas training of police ranks by ‘ducking’ the documents. According to the GS, during his tenure as Minister, a number of ranks were sent abroad to receive training; however, these were poorly publicised.“It’s totally inaccurate and I debunked it and I said it is a falsehood because we were sending a lot of people abroad. I turned one day to the Permanent Secretary and said, ‘you know, we’re sending all these people abroad and we’re not publicising it’. And we agreed that every time a police rank or a group of Police ranks travel abroad to participate in scholarships or whatever the case might be, we would publicise it. And this is what we were doing… issuing press statement after press statement and some were appearing while some were not appearing because some media houses didn’t want the PPP to look good. They were not publishing it, they suffocated it. But if you go back, you’ll find a lot of press statements revealing police ranks going abroad for training by the Ministry,” he stated.He said a review of publications and Police records would prove there were numerous occasions when police ranks were sent abroad for training. He urged the Commissioner to prove his allegations, saying the allegations are ‘total falsehood’. “If Mr Persaud is serious about what he is saying, he should go into the records of the force headquarters and publish all of those fully funded scholarships that were ‘ducked’ at the Ministry of Home Affairs. So it’s not true, it’s a total falsehood,” Rohee related.The former minister also explained that on several occasions, the slothfulness of Police officials in responding to invitations for training, and sending them to the Ministry for processing resulted in the invitations being processed too late.“Sometimes, the invitation would come late to the Police, then they have to select a person, and sometimes they would ‘sit’ on the invitation. In either of the two cases, the information would come late to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Ministry would now have to prepare a Cabinet paper to go to Cabinet for approval…. as no public servant can leave the country without Cabinet approval. And it’s also a question of the advances that has to be given to them in order to facilitate their travel. In the case where it’s fully funded, the Cabinet still approves some money for them to leave the country, and these things take time. And if the invitation came late, it would obviously get caught up in that situation,” Rohee pointed out.He also rubbished claims that he ducked the invitations and applications because he had a personal dislike of the ranks whose names were submitted for training.last_img read more

Liberalisation of telecommunications sector in near future – Hughes

first_img…GTT tax dispute takes centre stageDespite promising a fully-liberalised telecommunications sector by the first quarter of 2018, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes declined to give a timeline for its realisation in light of fruitful talks with GTT and its parent company, Atlantic Tele-Network International (ATNI).On Monday, Minister Hughes reported that negotiations with GTT and its parent company for the lifting of the monopoly on the telecommunications sector have been fruitful, adding that one needed to take into context the fact that the companies have had the upper hand for over 20 years.She added that both companies and the Government want to leave the negotiating table with the best deal.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesThe negotiations to date have been conducted in an extremely cordial manner, she said, adding “if you recognise that GTT and ATNI have had a monopoly situation that have lasted for over 20 years, then you can understand that from the perspective of both parties they want to ensure that they are coming to table to get the best…at the end of the day, on the Government side, we want to ensure that we get the deal that is going to be good for the people of Guyana.”According to the Public Telecommunications Minister, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wanted to make sure that “they are covering all their bases from the financial end from taxes that would have been paid, from things that could be offered to the sector as a whole, so, therefore, the focus is not on getting this done in the shortest space of time, but making sure that we come up with an end gain that suits everyone.”The liberalisation of the sector is heavily dependent on the settlement of a US$44 million tax claim against GTT. However, the company continues to enjoy the monopoly in international voice and data services until 2030.Tax breaksWhen asked about the granting of special tax breaks in exchange for the liberalisation of the sector in the shortest time possible, the Minister noted that queries on the financial and tax aspects of the negotiations should be directed to the Finance Minister and Head of the GRA.“Those are some of the issues they are looking at; however, I will remind you that the environment provides for a liberalised environment, which means that everybody comes to the table to get and apply for the same terms and conditions; there are no special outcomes given to any particular company,” she noted.“The Government is very committed to ensure that liberalisation comes in the fastest possible time; however, the tax issues do not come under my purview. Only the Minister of Finance or the Commissioner General of the GRA can deal with those aspects and, therefore, we are working very swiftly to ensure that we cover all of those areas,” she added.End to monopolyGTT and the Government began negotiations on December 9, 2016 hoping to put an end to the 26-year-old monopoly on the fixed line market. GTT has held sway in fixed line, international voice and data markets since 1990 and the initial 20-year contract was renewed in 2010 for another 10 (until 2030).The talks came following the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 2016.As it relates to the tax issues, ATNI said that GTT has been involved in several legal claims regarding its tax filing with the GRA dating back to 1991 regarding the deductibility of intercompany advisory fees as well as other tax assessments.However, the company notes that should it be held liable for any of the disputed tax assessments, totalling US$41.1 million, it is of the view that the Government would then be obligated to reimburse it for any amounts necessary to ensure a not-less-than 15 per cent return on investment.GTT’s long-distance voice and data monopoly came under intense scrutiny following the damage of the Americas II fibre-optic cable in May of 2008. To cushion the effect, GTT’s only competitor, Digicel was granted an interim long-distance licence to route communications from the country via satellite.Since the commencement of the talks, GTT has accused Digicel of being involved in illegal activities and called for an independent third-party audit. According to GTT, Digicel, a company that has a licence for mobile services, has been facilitating an illegal, unlicensed trans-border link between Guyana and Suriname.Minister Hughes noted that they would have been meeting with Digicel to finalise the terms of its licences to be issued under the new Telecommunications Act.last_img read more

Police probing rental of guns by security companies

first_imgOne day after Government disclosed the receipt of information about a “potential domestic security threat” and launched a joint service operation, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud has disclosed that the Police Force is looking into allegations of certain security companies renting licensed firearms to individuals not authorised to carry weapons.Police Commissioner Seelall PersaudIn a video released by the Ministry of the Presidency, Persaud explained that certain security services that are inherent to business entities are being used for unlawful purposes.“Right now, we have a murder investigation going on and one of the lines of enquiry is that a licensed firearm holder, (who) has a number of firearms for a security company, is renting those guns to persons who are not licensed and who are not authorised to carry them. And one such incident resulted in the death of a person – a murder – that we are investigating,” Persaud stated.According to the Commissioner, the Police have been hearing about this unlawful practice in many other cases. He noted too that the Police Commissioner has the authority under the Private Security Act to conduct audits at the entities in light of such allegations.However, the Top Cop recognised that more resources will be needed so that Police can conduct these audits more frequently and spontaneously to obtain evidence of what is happening.This issue of gun rentals was raised last week by President David Granger, who said on “The Public Interest” programme earlier this month that private licensed firearm holders are renting their weapons to criminals.To this end, the Head of State posited that he would like to have firearms be taken out of the hands of private citizens, noting that only law enforcement should be carrying weapons.“We would like to see fewer weapons in the hands of private citizens. It is my personal view that weapons should be used by law enforcement agencies… We have heard stories now where legitimate firearm licences holders who rent their weapons out to criminals who will go rob somebody and maybe give them a part of the booty,” the President said just over a week ago.The President came in for much criticism over this statement, with many saying that licensed firearm holders use their weapons to protect themselves, families and businesses.In fact, one day prior to the President making the comment, a miner shot and killed a bandit, Elijah De Florimonte, 20, who along with another, attempted to break into his 5th Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, house.According to reports about 02:15h on November 2, a 38-year-old miner was awoken by loud noises in the lower flat of his house and upon investigating saw two males, one armed with a handgun, attempting to gain entry via a southern door.He raised an alarm and during this process, discharged his licensed firearm at the bandits, hitting one of them, whilst his accomplice who was also armed managed to scale the fenced yard and escape.last_img read more

Three medal weekend for Denny Morrison

first_imgFort St. John’s Denny Morrison posted a third place finish in Sunday’s 1,000 metres, at the World Cup speed-skating competition in Calgary, to win his second bronze medal of the weekend.Morrison skated the 1,000 in a time of 1:07.77, finishing behind American Shani Davis (who set a new track record of 1:06.91) and South Korean Kyou-Hyuk Lee. Davis had finished second in the men’s 1,500 metres on Friday, a race won by his countryman Chad Hendrick, with Denny Morrison in third.  But, Davis continues to lead the world cup standings in both the 1,000 and 1,500 metre distances by a wide margin. – Advertisement -Morrison earned his third medal of the weekend later on Sunday afternoon, when he joined Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux in a silver-medal finish for Canada in the men’s team pursuit.Other Canadian medals in Calgary came from Kristina Groves and Christine Nesbitt, in a 1-2 finish in the women’s 1500m on Saturday.  Nesbitt added a gold medal in Sunday’s women’s 1,000 metres, while Canadian women also won the team pursuit crown.Jeremy Wotherspoon also returned to the podium, with a gold-medal performance in Saturday’s 500m ‘B’ event, with fellow-Canadian Vincent LaBrie in third. Advertisement Jay Morrison posted a 28th place finish in Sunday’s 5,000 metre ‘B’ event.last_img read more

Briefs: Singletary first to interview for Chargers’ coaching job

first_imgThe NCAA football rules committee recommended going back to starting the clock on the snap after a change of possession instead of when the referee signals the ball ready for play. It also suggested starting the clock on kickoffs after the ball is touched by the receiving team rather than when it is kicked. BASKETBALL: Atlanta’s Joe Johnson was chosen by commissioner David Stern for the NBA’s East All-Star team as a replacement for New Jersey guard Jason Kidd, who will miss the game with a back injury. COLLEGES: The University of Oregon has turned to prominent booster Pat Kilkenny to serve as athletic director for the next two years. Kilkenny replaces Bill Moos, who in November announced plans to step down next month. SOCCER: The United States will play Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia in the first round of this summer’s Copa America, soccer’s championship of South America. The Americans, invited as a guest, are in Group C and open June 28 against Argentina in Maracaibo. The United States plays Paraguay on July 2 in Barinas and Colombia on July 5 in Barquisimeto, according to the draw. Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary interviewed with the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after they fired Marty Schottenheimer. Singletary, the San Francisco 49ers’ assistant head coach, was the first candidate to meet with team executives. He also interviewed for the head coaching jobs with Atlanta and Dallas. World Cup champion Italy ended Brazil’s 4 -year stay at the top of FIFA’s world soccer rankings, taking the No. 1 spot for the first time since 1993. The United States rose three places to 28th. WINTER SPORTS: Bode Miller is on the verge of being shut out for the second straight year at a major championship. Miller hit a gate with his head during an error-filled second run on new skis in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, finishing 15th in a race won by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. HORSE RACING: Cobalt Blue , returning from a five-month layoff, won by a one length in the $53,000 feature at Santa Anita. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, the son of former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, is scheduled to interview with San Diego today. An NCAA committee has proposed rolling back some football rules that were enacted last season to shorten games after coaches complained the changes were unfair. last_img read more

Award Nominated Show Arrived on Pink Shirt Day

first_imgThe production was performed in 6 schools around the city. The theme of the show is all about getting along with different cultures, and is presented in a kid friendly way.  Facilitator for show, Ted Sloan says it was only by coincidence the play fell on pink shirt day.- Advertisement – Sloan says the production was made possible, by the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) who funded and organized the shows.last_img

Mark Noble – ‘I was disappointed by England snub, but the dream is NOT over!’

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Mark Noble has told talkSPORT he was disappointed with Roy Hodgson’s decision not to award him with an England call-up, but insists his Three Lions dream is NOT over.Many fans, both West Ham and neutral, were calling for Noble to be named in the squad to face Germany and Holland in warm-up friendlies ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016.But he was forced to remain with his club during the international break, with Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater apparently called up instead, and his omission sparked outrage from the Upton Park faithful.And, asked if he was disappointed not to make the cut, Noble told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Yeah of course, I’m only human.“I’m English and every English player wants to play for their county.“But it’s out of my hands. I’ve enjoyed a good season and I’m loving the way we’re playing at the minute and enjoying every moment of it.“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed, but that’s football. I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully my time [for a possible call-up] isn’t up yet.”The West Ham skipper was speaking following the announcement of his club testimonial, which will take place at Upton Park on Monday.And Noble revealed many of the club’s former stars will make a return to the hallowed Boleyn turf in a memorable game ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium.He added: “It’s all happened so quickly. I couldn’t name them all, but Paolo di Canio, Trevor Sinclair, Rio Ferdinand and Scotty Parker will all be there.“The reaction has been phenomenal and I’m absolutely honoured to have that day, and at Upton Park as well, on Monday.”last_img read more