Key members on Arsenal board ‘like’ Mauricio Pochettino as Unai Emery’s successor

first_imgAdvertisement Coral BarrySunday 24 Nov 2019 2:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham last week (Picture: Getty)Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly ‘well liked’ by the Arsenal board as pressure on Unai Emery continues to mount.Arsenal slipped down to seventh in the Premier League on Saturday following a dismal performance against relegation battlers Southampton at the Emirates.Alexandre Lacazette rescued a point for Arsenal in injury time and chants could be heard from the home fans calling for Emery to be sacked.The Daily Mail claim Arsenal have begun the process of searching for replacements for Emery, although the board would prefer to hold off on making any decision until the summer.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery post 2-2 draw with SouthamptonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:11FullscreenUnai Emery post 2-2 draw with Southampton is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Pochettino was relieved of his duties at Tottenham last week and is now on the hunt for a new job.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Argentine worked wonders at Tottenham on a limited budget and Real Madrid and Bayern Munich has been credited with an interest in him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMembers of Arsenal’s board are fans of Pochettino and he is ‘well liked’ by key figures at the club.Pochettino’s ties to Tottenham, however, might be the major stumbling block to his arrival at Arsenal.The Gunners are also considering former Juventus boss Max Allegri and Pep Guardiola’s No.2 at Manchester City, Mikel Arteta. as replacements for Emery. Advertisement Arteta is another option for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arteta is a former Arsenal player and expressed an interest in taking charge before Emery was confirmed as Arsene Wenger’s successor.Arsenal coaches Freddie Ljungberg and Steve Bould are being earmarked as the short-term solution should the club break ties with Emery before the end of the current campaign.As frustration among the Arsenal fans continues to build, the prospect of sacking Emery mid-way through a season is increasingly becoming a real possibility.Who should be in charge at Arsenal?Emery0%Pochettino0%Arteta0%Allegri0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Alan Shearer picks out four Arsenal players to blame for shocking performance against SouthamptonMORE: Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick considering resigning over Unai Emery situation Key members on Arsenal board ‘like’ Mauricio Pochettino as Unai Emery’s successor Commentlast_img read more

Toby Alderweireld confident for festive period due to Spurs’ strength in depth

first_imgToby Alderweireld believes Tottenham’s emphatic win over Monaco proves they have the depth of squad to handle the chaotic Christmas period. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes for Spurs’ final Europa League group game but his fringe players stepped up as they outplayed Monaco in a 4-1 victory. Erik Lamela grabbed the headlines with a first-half hat-trick but midfielder Tom Carroll capped an assured display with a late goal while 18-year-old Joshua Onomah was particularly lively on his first start for the club. Tottenham host Newcastle on Sunday, looking to close a three-point gap on the Barclays Premier League’s top four, with Southampton, Norwich and Watford all to come before the end of the month. “We need our squad,” Alderweireld said. “We are going to play a lot of games over the Christmas period. If someone gets injured or suspended, we know another guy can take his place. (On Thursday night) they showed they are ready for it. “I think we made it comfortable. We started very well and the guys who are not playing all the time, they wanted to prove something and I think they did (on Thursday night). “It is important for the confidence so we can take this result into Sunday. It is nice to be top of the group. We did our job very well in the Europa League up until now.” Onomah was perhaps the most exciting newcomer on show at White Hart Lane and the attacking midfielder may be given further chances to impress while Mousa Dembele struggles with illness and Nacer Chadli regains sharpness following two months out with injury. Born and raised in Enfield, Onomah is the latest academy graduate to come through at Spurs, but Alderweireld was not surprised by the youngster’s display. “We train with him every day,” Alderweireld said. “He is quite strong, he is quick, he is a good footballer. I think he has a good future. “He did not look to play safe because he is confident. He shows it every day in training. It was a good opportunity for him to show his quality.” Alderweireld joined Tottenham for around £11million in the summer and the 26-year-old has been one of the club’s star performers, forming a strong partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen. Only Manchester United have a better defensive record than Spurs in the league so far and Chadli, another of Alderweireld’s compatriots, has hailed his team-mate’s contribution. “Toby is a great guy. I’ve known him now for five years,” Chadli said before Thursday’s win. “He has always been a good defender. He has had a very good start to the season. It has been very positive how he’s played. “He has been helped by the team-mates. Everyone is very good with each other and that has helped the guy settle in. “Toby is quiet but he’s always looking to help his team-mates. Since I’ve known him, he’s always been like this. I think it’s a great signing for us.” last_img read more

Tipp Gaelic Games Results

first_imgTo the North Tipp Under 21 B Hurling Final in Templederry- after a very close fought encounter  Newport Gaels overcome Borrisoleigh by 2-11 to 2-10 in Templederry.While in the County Junior B Football Final – Gortnahoe Glengoole overcame  EireOgAnnacarty/Donohil on a score line of 1- 9 to 1-3In the South Minor B Hurling Semi Final Ballingarry overcame  Mullinahone 1-16 to 1-7 Cloneen. In the other semi at Davin Park it ended Grangemockler/Ballyneale 2-10  Kilsheelan-Kilcash 2-12last_img

Finance Minister Clarifies Liberia’s Growth Rate Decline

first_imgThe Minister of Finance Planning and Development, Amara Konneh, has attributed the drop in Liberia’s economic growth rate in part to the drop in the prices of rubber and iron ore on the global market.The Finance minister disclosed that the country’s growth rate declined from 8.7 percent in 2013 to 5.9 percent projected in 2014, adding: “As you know, Liberia depends on these two resources as its main source of income generation.”He made the disclosure at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia on Thursday when he spoke on the current status of the Liberian economy.Minister Konneh also named the decline in support from donors and non-governmental organizations as well as UNMIL drawdown as some of the factors that led to the drop in the country’s total growth in the period under review.He pointed out that the Ebola virus has negative impact on economic activities and government operations, “The Ebola Virus Disease is Liberia’s worst ever disease outbreak.”He said the Ebola outbreak also led to a serious decline in the country’s revenues and an increase in expenditure, something that led to the drop in the fiscal budget of 2014/2015 from US$559.3 million to US$473.2 million.He blamed the decline mainly to the drop in concession activities, international trade, manufacturing and service industry as a result of the virus.The Minister said stringent fiscal and economic measures are being put in place to manage the impact of the Ebola virus on the Liberian economy.He said as part of those measures, the government has agreed to a one hundred percent disbursement to the health sector and instituted a freeze on non-essential expenditures on vehicles, furniture and other equipments.Minister Konneh indicated that a 40 percent cut in foreign travel and 25 percent drop in fuel and lubricant costs were part of the fiscal measures instituted by government to manage the impact of the Ebola crisis on the economy.Konneh also said that US$73.1 million was infused by government in the foreign exchange market to stabilize the exchange rate, while US$19 million was used to purchase treasury bills.According to the Minister, in an effort to enhance banking sector liquidity, government paid a total of US$35.2 million domestic debt directly to banks, while US$219.4 million was expended from January to December 2014 to pay civil servants’ salaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Set for Rematch with Valparaiso at MVC Championship

first_imgNo. 6 Drake (6-6-3) and No. 3 Valparaiso (5-7-4) are meeting for the second time in five days after the teams closed the regular season Saturday night in Valparaiso. The Crusaders scored an early first-half goal, goalkeeper Nacho Miras made a penalty-kick save Cole Poppen’s shot (Ankeny, Iowa) in the 84th minute and made another save in the 88th minute to hold on for the 1-0 win. This also marks the second straight year that Drake and Valpo meet in the opening round of the MVC Tournament as the Bulldogs won 4-2 in last year’s play-in game. Drake is vying for its first win since defeating league champion Central Arkansas, 1-0 on Sept. 29. The road defeat was the only loss for the Bears, who won the MVC regular season title in their final season in the Valley. Valpo is on a six-match unbeaten streak coming into the tournament as the impressive finish locked in the number three seed. ESPN+ Story Links EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University men’s soccer team is set for a rematch with Valparaiso Wednesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. The entire 2018 MVC Championship will air on ESPN+ with Sean Wheelock providing the play-by-play and Ty Keough adding color commentary throughout the tournament. The winner of Wednesday’s match advances to Friday’s semifinal versus No. 2 Loyola at 3 p.m. The winner of the championship earns the MVC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Live Stats Drake is going for its third-ever MVC Tournament title. The Bulldogs won two MVC titles in 2009 and 2015. Drake will vie for its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance with the others coming in 2008, 2009 and 2015. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Greek Australians succeed in NSW elections

first_imgThree new Greek Australian representatives will join NSW government after Saturday’s election, which saw the Liberal/Nationals return to power under Premier Mike Baird.Eleni Petinos secured 56 per cent of the primary vote, winning the seat of Miranda for the Liberals. As the first Greek Australian female to occupy a sear in the lower house, Ms Petinos is regarded a rising star for the conservatives, having been involved with the Liberal party since High School. Miranda has become one of the safest seats for the Liberals and it’s predicted that Ms Petinos will have a long tenure in parliament. As expected, Steve Kamper was elected as the new representative for the seat of Rockdale, returning it to the Labor Party. Having received almost 47 per cent of the primary vote, Mr Kamper will have an influential role in the new Labor caucus.The third Greek Australian to be elected is Upper House Labor member and shadow minister, Sophie Cotsis.Considered the ALP’s number one ticket for the Legislative Council, this will be her second four-year term, playing a crucial role in the ALP’s long campaign to regain power in 2019.Of the other Greek Australians that contested the state elections, prominent unionist Arthur Rorris who ran as independent did not manage to win the seat of Wollongong, which remained in the hands of the ALP.In the seat of Canterbury, Liberal Nomiky Panayiotakis got a respectable 27 per cent of the votes, but was not enough to secure a seat, with deputy leader of the Labor Party Linda Burney holding on.According to the latest count, Mike Baird’s government obtained 53 seats, 16 fewer than the 69 the government held before the election. Despite this, the numbers will be sufficient enough to form a majority government and push their policies through, namely the controversial action to partially lease the electricity sector.The ALP claimed at least 34 seats, a considerable increase compared to the 20 it had before. ALP leader Luke Foley said that the party has emerged once again as a strong opposition and will need a swing of about 6 per cent to win government in 2015. The Greens also had a successful run, increasing their lower house members from one to three, with a possibility for a fourth.In the Upper House, the Liberal-Nationals are expected to win an extra seat, thus needing to negotiate with only one minor party to get through its legislation, which will most likely be the Christian Democratic Party of Fred Nile.The count for the Legislative Council will continue in the coming days. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more