Jose Mourinho eyeing Spurs job to replace under-fire Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and Brighton JOSE MOURINHO is keeping an eye on Mauricio Pochettino’s future at Tottenham, it has been claimed.Mourinho is currently waiting for the right opportunity to come up before he makes a return to management.2 Jose Mourinho is thought to be interested in the Tottenham job if Mauricio Pochettino leavesCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd according to the Mail, the prospect of a potential vacancy at Spurs is keeping him interested.Pochettino’s future at Tottenham has been in some doubt ever since he admitted at the end of last season that he may have quit if the club had won the Champions League.And the Argentine’s situation has not been helped by major frustrations over the club’s transfer business.The disappointing start to the season has added further fuel to the belief that the 47-year-old could soon be looking for a way out of Tottenham.And the Mail report that Spurs are a club who appeal to Mourinho.Since leaving Manchester United last December there has been no shortage of clubs making contact with him about becoming their manager.But the 56-year-old has taken his time returning to the dugout to ensure he finds a suitable challenge.Building on Pochettino’s impressive work in North London is thought to be something he may be interested in.Ironically, Poch could be tempted into taking over at Old Trafford should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ultimately pay for United’s poor form with his job.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerMourinho’s former club Real Madrid could have a say in this situation, however.Pochettino has long been of interest to the Spanish giants and it is believed he would be open to the prospect of taking charge if Zinedine Zidane is fired.But Mourinho, too, has one eye on events at the Bernabeu where his ongoing friendship with club president Florentino Perez makes him among the top choices to step in.last_img read more

Joselu already averages one goal per game with Tenerife

first_imgUpon arrival on the island he was summoned to Girona, but he had no minutes. In Copa del Rey, he premiered as a blue and white scoring a goal that gave wings to a Tenerife that overcame the duel against Valladolid and went round. In the Las Palmas derby, he was only 23 minutes since he was replaced when the team was left with ten. Against Athletic he played the 120 of the tie, scored two of the island goals, but then in the penalty shootout, his failed. And against Sporting made another – the fourth – at the edge of the break“I really wanted to play and demonstrate. Confidence is giving me good results, helping the team, ”said the striker who already has 80 goals in his professional career. “I did not expect to start like this, I have come forward and hopefully continue the streak. It is true that this time I have not been very participatory in the game, I have noticed the tiredness of the Cup, but I have been able to help with a goal, ”he said. Joselu Moreno arrived in Tenerife with the goal in his suitcases. He came from a bad second season at Real Oviedo where things did not come out and opportunities were scarce. Víctor Moreno and Rubén Baraja convinced him and the Andalusian came to Tenerife to meet his best friend: the network. And he has made it big. He has four blue and white matches and four goals. There are already those who compare it with dear Nino. “It’s crazy to be compared to him,” he said. Is that it is a striker who “has made history in Tenerife, both in Second and First and is a reference for me. It’s a compliment that compares me to him, ”he admitted with some shyness. The truth is that the Almeria took nine games to reach the four goals that Joselu already has.last_img read more

Forbes : New JAAA executive a ‘good mix’

first_imgBusiness executive Ian Forbes is the new first vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). The Warren Blake-led executive which had served the sport for the past four years was not challenged at Tuesday’s annual general meeting held at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston, but there were a few changes among the executive members. Forbes, the second vice- president in the last administration, moved up to the post of first vice-president to replace Dave Myrie, who did not seek re-election. Myrie is the principal of Kingston College. Forbes told The Gleaner that he is always happy to serve the JAAA. “This role means a lot to me and it is an honour and privilege to be selected to represent one’s national athletics association. I have been associated with the sport for many years since being a toddler following in my father’s footsteps. He is also an executive member,” said Forbes. Forbes described the executive as a ‘good mix’ of people. “Based on the skills set of the people selected, I think it is a good mix which will really propel the sport forward . I will serve in whatever capacity the committee sees fit and I am willing to work hard and diligently to ensure track and field in Jamaica remains at the pinnacle,” said Forbes, who also dispelled rumours that he was approached to challenge Blake once again on a different slate. Rumours Full executive “Many rumours were going around which were not really correct, but my mission is to serve in whatever capacity,” he said. Three members who had opposed Blake’s team four years ago are on the new executive. They are Lincoln Eatmon, now second vice-president; Juliet Parkes-Livermore and Leroy Cooke. Parkes-Livermore, who has accompanied teams to overseas meets, is making a return. Cooke, who was manager of the track and field team to the World Junior Championships in Poland last July, is now the director of records. He replaces Ewan Scott. President Dr Warren Blake First vice-president Ian Forbes Second vice-president Lincoln Eatmon Third vice-president Michael Frater Fourth vice-president Vilma Charlton Secretary Garth Gayle Assistant secretary Marie Tavares Treasurer Ludlow Watts Director of records Leroy Cooke Executive members: Gregory Hamilton, Juliet Parkes-Livermore, George Forbes, Maxine Brown, Dr Carl Bruce, Trevor Campbell, Ewan Scott and Michael Clarke.last_img read more

Edwards wants improvement against Cuba

first_img IMPORTANCE OF WINNING Jamaica Under-17 men’s football team coach Andrew Edwards says they will be looking to improve their finishing and defensive application when they take on Cuba in the second match of their two-game friendly series at the JFF Technical Centre, today at 3:00 p.m. Edwards was pleased with the team’s defensive display and chances created in the first game which ended 0-0 at Winchester Park on Sunday, but he wants the team to be more clinical up front and tighter at the back in today’s game. “I thought our defending (in the first game) was fair, overall. We were recovering the ball better, higher up the pitch, and in midfield, it was a lot better than we usually did. We also did better in the second half, and that reduced the number of chances. So overall, it was a big step forward. But we gifted Cuba a few chances, nothing clear cut. But if Cuba was better at the front, they could have hurt us, so we have to tighten up at the back and we have to work on our decision making and the quality of our finishing at the other end of the pitch,” he said. The young Reggae Boyz have not won in five practice matches now, losing two games both to USA and Canada late last year, but although winning the second game against the Cubans is of vital importance, for Edwards, the focus is on developmental targets. “We always want to win the games, and we never want to hide that fact. Winning boosts confidence and improves morale. But we are a work in progress, and we have to make sure we don’t emphasise too heavily on results when we have developmental targets to improve on. “But for this game, we want to limit the number of chances they get, we want to improve on recovering the ball and our defensive organisation, and we want to improve our finishing. If we can improve those areas, we should win the game,” he said. Cuba’s coach, Rufino Sotolongo, said they want to continue looking at players. “The games are important, but we are using them as practice to see some players, so we are going to make some changes. But we will analyse this game and come prepared for the second game (today),” he said.last_img read more

Inoperative traffic lights

first_imgDear Editor,For some time now, the traffic lights controlling the junction of the Rupert Craig Highway and Sheriff Street has not been working.This remains an extremely dangerous situation. Traffic travelling north on Sheriff Street and attempting to enter and cross the Rupert Craig Highway do so at the peril of their lives.There are other traffic lights on Sheriff Street that have not been working for some considerable time, for instance, at the crossing of Duncan and Sheriff Streets.There is also a traffic light which controls the crossing of the Railway Embankment Road and Ogle Airport Road which is left permanently flashing. The result is that anyone attempting to cross the Railway Embankment Road and the Ogle Airport Road, again, does so at the risk of their life. The Ogle Airport Road is the main road with appreciable traffic to and from the Eugene F Correia International Airport. At peak traffic hours in the morning and in the afternoon, this light should be turned on to full operation.It’s noteworthy that as a result of the repairs being carried out on Sheriff Street, the Police Traffic Department has placed officers at Sheriff Street and the crossing roads in the early morning hours, but only up to 09:00h.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img read more

2019 Coy Cup schedule and teams have been released

first_img“We’re really excited. The current team has never played Williams Lake before. Back in the 70s, the Flyers played Williams Lake when they were all part of the same league; it’s been a long time. I don’t know whether we’ve ever played Prince Rupert. So we’re very excited to see two new teams.”van Nostrand also says that volunteers have preparations well underway for the Cup.“We’re in pretty good shape, actually, and we’re just putting the finishing touches on some items over the next month.”Official 2019 Coy Cup Schedule. Source FSJ FlyersAdvertisement The 2019 Coy Cup will be taking place on March 26 to the 30 at the North Peace Arena.Reserved Seating Ticket Packages are $175 plus applicable fees.General Admission Ticket Packages are $135 plus applicable fees.Single game tickets will not go on sale until after Game #2 on March 26.Get your tickets now at Energetictickets.ca or in person at Systems Sound Source, located in Fort St. John at 10421 100 street.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The schedule and teams for the 2019 Coy Cup has been released.The teams participating in this year’s Coy Cup include host Fort St. John Flyers, Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, Williams Lake Stampeders, and Prince Rupert Rampage.The first game of the Cup will be taking place on March 26, at 3:00 p.m., where the Cancuks will take on the Stampeders.- Advertisement -The Flyers first game is on March 26, at 8:00 p.m., as they take on the Rampage.Home teams will be wearing dark sweaters, while visitor teams will be wearing white sweaters.Senior Flyers President, Paul van Nostrand, says the Flyers are very excited for this year’s Coy Cup as they get to take on some new teams.Advertisementlast_img read more

August building numbers in Fort St. John

first_imgConstruction numbers continue to tell a story of slow times in Fort St. John.The latest civic building inspection report says 28 permits were issued in August, with a total value of roughly $1.94 million.That brings the year-to-date total to 157 permits, at a value of almost $14.5 million.   Now, when you compare this year’s numbers to last year’s, you can clearly see evidence of the slowdown.- Advertisement -There have been only 3/4 of the permits issues this year compared to last, and only 1/4 the value.   Of course, the Enerplex is a major factor in last year’s high numbers.The city took in $7,500 in revenues from the 157 permits issued in August, for a year-to-date total of $67,200.last_img read more

Montebello council moves toward removal of city administrator

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The Montebello City Council has decided to move ahead with the removal of long-time City Administrator Richard Torres. In a closed-session performance evaluation of Torres at Wednesday’s meeting, the council voted 3-2 to work out the details of his separation agreement at its March 14 meeting, said Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid. The three-vote majority calling for Torres’ removal were Lopez-Reid and council members Jeff Siccama and Bob Bagwell. Rosie Vasquez and Bill Molinari were opposed. All three members of the majority have cited their desire to “move in a different direction” as the reason for replacing Torres. Torres is one of the longest-running city administrators in the area, having served nearly 18 years in Montebello. Torres could not be reached for comment Friday. “We need new ideas,” Bagwell said. “(Torres) has been a great crisis manager, but we seem to be stuck in a deficit budget and we’re not moving forward. We need new ideas and leadership.” But Vasquez said removing Torres would weaken the city beyond repair. She said the council majority had damaged the city’s unity already by firing three other department heads since gaining the three-vote edge in the 2005 elections. Those included fire chief Jim Cox, community development director Ruben Lopez and city attorney Marco Martinez. “A lot of people don’t know this, but (Torres) turned down a $25,000 raise,” Vasquez said. “He said the city couldn’t afford it and he didn’t need it. And he’s lived here all his life and cares about the city. “This is a very sad day and it’s just another blunder that will cost us thousands of dollars,” she added. Vasquez was referring to Torres’s $131,000 annual salary which was found to be the lowest in a survey last year of nearby comparable cities, done by the City Whittier. “I believe he has an exemplary legacy,” Vasquez said. “He’s been a fine example of an administrator who’s dedicated his entire professional career to Montebello.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Public plea to help find body of missing man

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Andrea Kingma has posted to her FB account a public plea for help in locating her husband who has been missing on the Peace River.Kingma said, “he has been missing since May 29th, we just want to remind people to keep a lookout for his body as we aren’t sure where along the peace river he is or if he got swept down past Taylor.”- Advertisement -On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to a location near the Peace Canyon Bridge after reports that a male had fallen into the river. Local emergency crews immediately started the search with help from North Peace Search and Rescue.Posted to Kingma’s FB profile on Monday, July 8th, 2019, her post reads as follows;“So I still don’t have any updates to share on my hubby’s recovery (he’s the one in the middle) as they still have not found his body. But he is either trapped somewhere under water between Hudson hope and Taylor bc or there is a chance he might have gotten swept down past Taylor bc either way it would mean the world to me if this could get shared to anyone who is in one of the towns or cities along the peace river in bc and Alberta please. I would love nothing more then to have him come home for a proper goodbye.. again he the one in the middle. If you do find him please contact the rcmp This was the last picture he took with his buddies. He has 2 tattoos on the left arm.Thank you!”Kingma shares, they have not received any updates on the recovery of her husband’s body that might be caught in the river or has travelled south of Taylor, possibly into Alberta. She is wanting to have him home for proper closure.Advertisement According to social media posts, the missing person was working in the Hudson’s Hope area and had gone fishing with two other friends when he went missing.If you have any information, contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP at (250) 783-5241.last_img read more

It’s not over yet! Former Man City man issues title warning to Chelsea

first_imgFormer Manchester City defender Spencer Prior has warned Chelsea the Premier League title race is far from over.Jose Mourinho’s men are overwhelming favourites to finish the 2014/15 campaign on top of the table after a stunning start.But City have begun to find their form, with three successive wins moving last season’s champions to within six points of the leaders, and Prior claims his old club are well capable of reeling in their rivals.Speaking on Extra Time, he said:  “It’s been a fantastic week for Manchester City. It’s now gone beyond people saying Chelsea will walk away with this.“The gap was probably bigger this time last year when City went on to win the title, and there is still a long way to go.“Manchester City seem very, very settled now. It will be more than just a one horse race.“I think they have got more depth in their squad than Chelsea. The real test is when Chelsea get further into European football. That is when teams will have a chance to turn them over.“I look at the way Man City are performing at the moment and them, alongside Man United, are the form team.”last_img read more