Man Utd and Arsenal on red alert as Pochettino claims he wants quick return

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has put Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert after claiming he is ready to return to management straight away.The Argentine was sacked by Tottenham after a poor start to the season – but is still held in high regard after the magnificent job he did over his first five years at White Hart Lane.2 Pochettino’s availability will have Man Utd and Arsenal on red alertAs well as Man United and Arsenal, Pochettino has also found himself linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.And having made a trip back to Argentina after his sacking, Pochettino told Fox Sports Argentina: “There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on.”But, for the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.”My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.”It is my intention to return to manage in Europe. It is hard for me to imagine a project in Argentina. However for the sake of my family, I would not refuse to work over here.”But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens. I haven’t had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.”My first decision was to come back to Argentina, return to my home and see family and friends. But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future.2″My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for ten days.”At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”While Pochettino has emerged as a genuine candidate for the Arsenal job – it remains very unlikely to happen.If the 47-year-old were to take another job in the Premier League this season – he would have to pay Tottenham back the £12.5million compensation he was paid when sacked.As well as this, Pochettino would be unlikely to betray his principles to accept a job with Tottenham’s fiercest rivals.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaManchester United are long-term admirers of the Argentine’s work, but for now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in the Old Trafford hotseat.Bayern Munich, managerless since sacking Niko Kovac last month, are thought to be very keen on Pochettino – despite having beaten Poch’s Spurs 7-2 earlier this season.The much sought after manager yesterday visited Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina – where he is a club legend as a player. Interim Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg thanks fans for support but is disappointed they didn’t winlast_img read more

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US$30K “Thesis Defense Hall” for CU

first_imgThe senior class of the premier faith-based Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, has begun the construction of a “Thesis Defense Hall” on the main campus of the institution, Liberia News Agency (LINA) Bong County correspondent has reported.The project, which is estimated to cost over US$30K is being sponsored by the senior class of the institution.The disclosure was made to LINA in Suakoko by the class president Lorwamon Duokie, who said the facility, when completed, will provide an enabling environment for graduating students to defend their theses.Duokie said the hall will also provide an opportunity for parents and sponsors of graduating students to witness the thesis defense ceremony.According to her, while funds for the project are still being raised, it was important to jump start the construction.She expressed the hope that those who made pledges during the induction of the leadership of the senior class would make good their promises to complete the facility before the September graduation.CU is expected to graduate over 500 students in several disciplines in September this year, Doukie said. The University is a private institution founded in 1889 as Cuttington College by the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA).It is the oldest private, co-educational, four-year, degree-granting institution in sub-Saharan Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mascherano to leave Barca after eight years

first_img“Javier Mascherano is leaving FC Barcelona after seven and a half seasons,” the club said on their website.The five-time European champions did not specify where Mascherano was going, but Barcelona sports paper El Mundo Deportivo reported that he will “this Friday become part of the squad of his new club Hebei China Fortune who are doing their pre-season in Marbella (in southern Spain)”.In December, Sport, another Catalan daily, said that Hebei had reached a deal to sign the Argentina international from Barca for 10 million euros ($12.2 million), conditional on the Spanish club plugging the gap, which they did by signing Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina.Mascherano arrived from Liverpool in August 2010 and won four La Liga titles, four Copas del Rey, two Champions Leagues and two Club World Cups and only scored a single goal from 334 appearances, when his team-mates pushed him to take a penalty during a 7-1 rout of Osasuna in April 2017.Only two non-Spaniards, Lionel Messi and Dani Alves, have played more games for Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Catalan giants said the 33-year-old would be given an official farewell on Wednesday and say goodbye to fans at Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Espanyol.BARCELONA, Spain, Jan 23 – Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Javier Mascherano will leave the club this month, with Spanish media reporting the Argentinian is heading to Hebei China Fortune.The Catalan giants said the 33-year-old would be given an official farewell on Wednesday and say goodbye to fans at Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Espanyol.last_img read more

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