Mourinho favourite to take over after Pochettino SACKED by Daniel Levy

first_imgNext Spurs manager oddsJose Mourinho  1/4Carlo Ancelotti  4/1Julian Nagelsmann 4/1Rafael Benitez 6/1Eddie Howe 12/1Brendan Rodgers 12/1Max Allegri 14/1Steven Gerrard 14/1Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapp Announcing his decision in a club statement tonight, Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.” JOSE MOURINHO is odds-on favourite to replace the axed Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was relieved of his duties by kingpin Daniel Levy on Tuesday night – and already the race to appoint a new boss has begun in North London.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensors2 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as overwhelming favourite for the jobPochettino was furious that Tottenham failed to make a convincing bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer.And he has watched star playmaker Christian Eriksen go off the boil amid the Dane’s contract wrangle.Even though Spurs are stuck in 14th place, there is a sense that the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are still all keen on the Argentine.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is under intense pressure at Old Trafford, while Bayern have already sacked the struggling Niko Kovac.last_img read more

Rüstü: “I will not forget everything that Barça did for me when I was dying of the coronavirus”

first_imgYes, they gave me great support during and after my illness. In particular, Carlos Naval and Chemi Teres conveyed the good wishes of the president and the club. At times like these, small details should not be forgotten. I will not forget everything that Barça did for me when I was dying of the coronavirus. He GAVE ME LIFE.I see you excited …I want you to know that I am always at Barcelona’s disposal. I want to express my infinite thanks to everyone, especially Mr. Bartomeu.What do you remember of your time there?It was a unique season for me and mine. I am proud to have been part of this great family. I remember that I made a good World Cup in Korea and Japan 2002 and that made my signing for them possible. It is truly unique. The day to day there is very special and it is difficult that someday it will be erased from my mind. People are fabulous and loving. I could never tell you something bad about that experience.Coincided with Xavi …Yes! I had the opportunity to play with Xavi and be his friend. As a person he is top, he also has a great solidity of soccer knowledge at the highest level. But that everyone probably already knows … It was a delight to share costumes with him because he had special details. Always loving and with a smile to cheer me up.Do you see him as a Barça coach?When he was a soccer player he did great services to the club. I think he will do great things when he comes as a coach. Someone with knowledge and ability is vital to a team as large as this. Luis Enrique is the great example that it is important to trust old players. Both are winners and role models in an industry as big as this. So is. It was a very difficult and long treatment process for me … There is a cure for this virus that our Ministry of Health has implemented. Doctors applied this method extensively for 10 days and put a lot of effort into it.What has been the most special that you have experienced in this process?Of course, the support of my loved ones in this process was fantastic. It all came together and we knew how to win this battle. In the end it was a scare and I am very happy.Did Barcelona worry about its status? Rüştü Reçber (Turkey, 1973) is one of the great historical figures of Turkey. In fact, he is one of the few players who has played for both Beşiktas and Fenerbahçe. But his greatest achievement was signing for Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona in 2003, where he coincided with Xavi, Ronaldinho, Saviola … Although he only played seven games, he has always publicly boasted of having defended the Barcelona jersey. The Barcelona exporter in the 2003-04 season attends AS after defeating COVID-19. Now, he is at home with his family waiting to be quarantined and he does not forget his ex-partner Xavi: “When he is a Barça coach he will do great things.”You have won the most important game of your life …last_img read more

Maragh shines with triple

first_imgQUEENS, New York (CMC): Rajiv Maragh made his presence felt on the eight-race card at Aqueduct here on Thursday as he muscled his way back into contention in the jockeys championship with an impressive triple. The 31-year-old opened the programme with a dominant win aboard 3-1 chance She’d Had Enough, followed up with victory in Race Five aboard favourite Bee Noteworthy before pairing with 2-1 bet Big Al Parker to win race six. With his latest success, the Jamaican climbed into third spot in the meet standings on 28 wins, only three adrift of Irad Irtiz Jr and right alongside second-place Kenrick Carmouche, also on 28. Maragh, who only last week won half the races on an eight-race card here, once again showed his class by taking the headlines at the eastern United States racing oval. He opened his account in style, making all the inning with chestnut filly She’s Had Enough to slam the three-year-olds by 13-1/2 lengths in a mile trip. The pair produced easy splits of 25.37 seconds for the quarter and 50.26 seconds for the half while being tracked by Unbridledadventure but began to pull away approaching the five-sixteenth pole and was never challenged thereafter. Maragh was again dominant in Race Five as he carried five-year-old bay mare Bee Noteworthy to a comfortable eight-length victory over the four-year-old and upward fillies and mares. Going six furlongs, Maragh raced Bee Noteworthy off the pace as 2-1 choice Sing For Beauty posted the early fractions. The pair then made their move at the three-sixteenth, got to the front quickly, and stormed to the finish. In contrast, in Race Six, Maragh was forced to battle before he could get five-year-old bay gelding Big Al Parker to a half-length win over the four-year-old and upwards. Going a mile, The Undersheriff made most of the running with Big Al Parker, bumped at the start by the leader, well off the pace. Maragh bided his time in the stretch before unleashing a challenge along the rails, barely getting up in the final yards to pip the leaders, with Dan the Man finishing second. The Aqueduct meet opened on New Year’s Day and wraps on March 26. SLAMMING THE RIVALSlast_img read more

Breaking News: 2 die in WCD accident

first_imgTwo men were killed in a Cornelia Ida, West Cost Demerara accident.Dead are Romeo Henry of Windsor Forest, WCD and Doesh Sukhnandan of La Jalousie, WCD.More details in Thursday January 25th edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Overseas-based Guyanese donates much needed supplies to Region 9

first_imgHundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies, among other items, was last week donated to schools located in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) by 10 female overseas-based Guyanese. Some of the benefactors were Nappi, Parishara, and Kumu primary schools, as well as nursery schools in Lethem.This open-handed idea became reality after the women read an article on on the Internet about the work of the Adolescent Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry. The 10 women who came together and made the tangible donation were Lorraine Mapp, Eurcelle Lewis, Loretta Adih, Amanda Mapp, Oni Celestin, Donna Davis, Lynette Grant, Wendella Babb, Lesney Prass and Joyce Celestin.Dr Oneka Scott, the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Officer (ag) of the Health Ministry, said on Wednesday during the handing over ceremony that the benefactors have since pledged to support the programme on another venture in 2019. The ceremony was held at the Indigenous Conference Hall in the town of Lethem.Additionally, Dr Scott also used the occasion to address pressing adolescent health matters and teenage pregnancy issues which poses a challenge to some 1000 residents of mainly the Makushi, Patamona, Wapishana, and Wai Wai Indigenous tribes.The Adolescent Health initiative’s teen pregnancy clinic and the adolescent support groups’ programmes specifically target differently-abled children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. This programme started two years ago.According to Dr Scott, the programme has been well-received in the communities where teenage pregnancy, and particularly incest, in relation to adolescent health issues are significant. She said pregnant teenage girls are more likely to drop out of school to take care of their new-born.With full support from the region’s health-care workers, teen mothers are now being cared for separately from the adult women. This has effectively enabled teens to have better personal interactions with health-care providers.Also present at the ceremony was Wilfred Toney who deputised for the 10 women in their absence and assisted in the distribution of the items, along with Shawina Davis, a nurse attached to the Adolescent Health Unit of the Ministry. She was also part of the visiting team. The items donated included haversacks, stationery, toys and clothing for the students.last_img read more

Casa Latino coming to California

first_img“It’s impossible in our mind to be an effective Latino brand without having a relatively heavy concentration in the state of California,” said CEO Robb Heering. “Clearly the L.A. area is No. 1.” Heering hopes to sell more than 100 franchises, which cost $12,500 each, in the Golden State. The deflating housing market won’t hurt the business because most of the clients will be buyers, Heering said. That Casa Latino would come to the Valley doesn’t surprise Bruce Ackerman, president of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, a nonprofit development and marketing agency in Sherman Oaks. “I think you’re going to see lots more diversification of what you and I would call mainstream businesses,” including those that cater to non-English speakers, Ackerman said after hearing Casa Latino planned to come into the state. But when Casa Latino franchises open in the Valley they will have competition, said Jim Link, executive vice president of the Southland Association of Realtors. “There are a number of Realtors and real estate firms that are active in the Latino market that speak Spanish and work very closely with the Latino community,” Link said. But Heering, who is not Latino but traces his lineage to Argentina, argues serving Latino clients is not as simple as speaking the language. “It’s not a bilingual thing,” he said. “It’s a bicultural issue we are dealing with.” Heering started Casa Latino in Connecticut after his Spanish-speaking mortgage clients complained that the real estate agents he referred them to were insensitive. The agents didn’t understand them, pushed them to buy more than they could afford, and would bristle at the idea of having extended family check out a property before buying. In 2005, he started Casa Latino, and, in November, began selling franchises. His target clientele is the largest minority in the country, he said. “There will be more Hispanics (in California) than non-Hispanics in our lifetime.” (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A national real estate chain that caters to Spanish speakers announced this week that it plans to open franchises in California. Casa Latino aims to join the ranks of businesses here that are geared toward Latinos but have mainstream appeal, like media outlet Univision, Vallarta supermarkets, and La Curacao department stores. Casa Latino already has eight real estate offices in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Connecticut and North Carolina. All its brokers are bilingual. The San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles are key markets for the company. About one in three people shopping for a home in the Valley is Latino, according to Raquel Magro, a longtime agent for Pinnacle Estate Properties in Northridge. last_img read more

Video: Did Diego Costa bite Gareth Barry as Everton beat Chelsea?

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa found himself mired in controversy again on Saturday night as he was sent off against Everton in their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat.The Blues star confronted Gareth Barry after a challenge and after butting the player appeared to open his mouth and place it over the midfielder’s neck.But was it a bite like those Luis Suarez has done in the past? Check out the video below and let us know in the comments… 1 Diego Costa is sent off against Everton last_img


first_imgPresentation Night.Friday, 19th February will see Buncrana GAA host their Presentation Night in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. This will be for presentation to all our adult teams who have seen success in 2015. It promises to be a great night with live music by The Hectics and disco afterwards. Tickets are €10 and are available from Buncrana club members and players. This is open to all and new faces are always welcome. Party starts 9pm! Contact Laurence Hegarty or Dermot Kenny for tickets. Club MembershipClub membership is now due. You can renew your membership online making it easy to do. If you wish to renew please contact the club.Club LottoLotto numbers this week were 7, 20, 26, 32. There were no winners. Next week the jackpot will be €1,100. Recycling BinBuncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc… can do so. This helps raise funds for the club. Open for anyone to use.Buncrana GAA had a number of its players representing the county this week. Well done to Paula McGrory who played with Donegal ladies. Also Jack O’Loughlin and Sam Doherty and Paul Nelson who were out with the Donegal Senior Hurlers. Caolan McGonagle and John Campbell featured this week in 3rd Level Competitions and have made it through to next weekend in Belfast in the semi finals of the Sigerson Cup and Trench Cup respectively. We wish Caolan and John luck next weekend in Jordanstown.Anyone who may have information on GAA in the Buncrana area around 1916 is asked to contact the club. May be of interest to some of our local Historians!Bord Na nOgAny children not yet registered please make contact with coaches. All players must be members and registered with Buncrana GAA. GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA STAR HELPS DCU REACH SIGERSON CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DCUGAASigerson CupSportlast_img read more


first_imgCO DONEGAL hotels are celebrating after sweeping the boards at the annual WeddingsOnline awards.The Silver Tassie outside Letterkenny, Solis Lough Eske and Harvey’s Point cleaned up in the awards. Lough Eske Castle scooped two awards at the third annual awards as Best Castle Wedding Venue, while Noreen Lyons of the same venue scooped the prestigious Wedding Co-Ordinator of the Year.Harvey’s Point in Donegal took the big prize of the night: the Overall Wedding Venue of the Year.And the Silver Tassie was named Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year.More than 17,000 brides and grooms across Ireland voted for their Top 100 Wedding Suppliers and Top 50 Venues, who were then judged by an expert panel based on quality of work and a real wedding experience.  HERE COME THE GONGS: DONEGAL HOTELS SWEEP UP IN WEDDING AWARDS was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal hotelsharvey’s pointsilver tassieSolis Lough Eske Castlelast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Court.A man who was involved in a minor road accident has admitted to having no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle at a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Zintis Boradkins, 42, with an address at 90 Ballymacool Wood, Letterkenny pleaded guilty to all the offences he was charged with. Gardaí were called to the scene of a car accident which occurred on the Pearse Road on March 26, 2014.Mr Boradkins was slightly injured in the accident and was the victim in the actual crash as he was hit from behind.However, it was discovered he had no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle.The court heard Boradkins had no insurance on the vehicle because he had just recently bought the car and hadn’t sorted out transferring over his insurance to his car.The court also heard how Boradkins has two children  and is a very hard working man who strives to provide for his family.He’s had several jobs in the construction industry but is currently unemployed.The court heard how Mr Boradkins needs his car to be available for work, so he can travel to different construction sites anywhere in the county if a job opportunity came up.Judge Denis McLaughlin took into account that Mr Boradkins had no previous convictions and fined him €300.MAN INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT HAD NO TAX, NCT OR INSURANCE was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsnewslast_img read more