Lampard: Chelsea staff not an old boys’ club

first_imgChelsea head coach Frank Lampard insisted he is not building an old boys’ network at Stamford Bridge as he confirmed his backroom coaching setup, which does not include Gianfranco Zola.Lampard was announced as Maurizio Sarri’s successor on Thursday after an impressive one-season spell in charge of Championship side Derby County.The club legend will be joined in the dugout by assistant coaches Jody Morris and Chris Jones, while under-23s coach Joe Edwards will move up to the first team alongside Eddie Newton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare But Zola will not be part of Lampard’s staff, with Chelsea confirming the Italian – drafted in as assistant boss to Sarri last year – is to make way with immediate effect.Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, before Zola’s departure was made official, Lampard said: “Jody is coming with me as assistant head coach – we have a really close relationship, friendship and are like-minded in the way we think about football.”He obviously has a great link with the academy which is important, but more than that he is a fantastic coach. Chris will be here as coach, and again it’s the trust thing. Eddie brings great experience and quality of coaching.”It’s a very Chelsea-orientated team but what I want to make clear is this is not an old boys’ club. What I’m trying to put together with this staff is talent – it’s fresh talent in my eyes. Thanks for everything, Gianfranco.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 4, 2019″We are relatively young but we are not inexperienced. I may have only one year in management but in Jody, Joe, Eddie and Chris we have many years of coaching within us.”With just one season under his belt, Lampard denied suggestions he is too inexperienced for such a big job.”I think football is littered with stories of inexperienced managers who do really really well, some spectacularly well, and some that don’t,” he said. “Then there’s some experienced managers who do really, really well and some that don’t.”In my playing career I played under a lot of managers, fantastic managers. There are things I have learned along the way, tried to mould to be myself and I think that will hold me in good stead. “I have had one year at Derby where I think I have learned a lot and I think I know a lot about this club and how it works. I have to prove that. Simple as that. People will question that, I am ready for that.”As Chelsea embark on a new era, two more former players in Claude Makelele and Didier Drogba have also been tipped to return to Stamford Bridge in some capacity.Lampard, who will work closely with technical and performance adviser Petr Cech, vowed appointments will be made on merit and not because of their stature at the club. “As a club, it’s not just bringing in players who played for the club, but people who feel the club and have an incredible work ethic,” he said.”The reason Petr Cech is here is because he has an incredible work ethic. I played with him and I know that and he has a real desire to be a positive for this club. That is a first talent or attribute you need so that’s how I see what we are trying to build.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Changes to Consumer Protection Legislation

first_img “The safety and security of Nova Scotians is of vital importance to us,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan. “As the office responsible for consumer protection, we are continuously updating various pieces of our legislation to ensure that Nova Scotian consumers are treated fairly and are better protected.” These changes are part of Service Nova Scotia’s ongoing work to modernize its legislation to better meet the needs of Nova Scotians. amending the Mortgage Regulation Act to remove the requirement for mortgage borrowers to obtain independent legal advice before waiving deadlines for disclosure. This will ensure mortgage borrowers will not face extra expenses or burden by having to consult a second lawyer in order to sign a mortgage on the same day they receive disclosure on the mortgage amending the Cemetery and Funeral Services Act to authorize the registrar to allow funeral homes to retain an administrative fee for prepaid funeral plans at an additional time in certain instances. Funeral homes will continue to be permitted to only charge the fee once amending the Consumer Protection Act, Consumer Reporting Act, and Embalmers and Funeral Directors Act to authorize the registrars under those acts to request additional information from permit applicants. Similar to other provincial legislation, this is valuable in cases where an applicant has other related businesses or if the registrar suspects criminal activity or outstanding judgements correcting typographical errors and outdated references in various statutes. Government introduced proposed legislative changes today, Oct. 3, to six consumer protection statutes that will better protect Nova Scotia consumers. Two of the proposed changes to the Consumer Protection Act will help ensure borrowers in Nova Scotia are better protected. They will require payday lenders to display and provide financial literacy material to borrowers comparing the costs of payday loans to other credit products. The changes will also provide government with more tools to fight illegal lending in the province, including the ability to warn the public about illegal lenders. The other changes are: last_img read more