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Arsene Wenger plays down Newcastle United rumours but opens door to Premier League return

first_imgAdvertisement Wenger has been keeping busy on punditry duty and worked with Jose Mourinho – also linked with the Newcastle job – during the Champions League final (Picture: beIN SPORTS)Asked about the Newcastle speculation, and whether he is close to a return to management, Wenger told France24: ‘Not in the near future, no. I’m still not ready to go back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I thought yes but I don’t think at the moment I will come back. I’m more open now than a year ago to talk about that but I cannot tell you that in the next two or three days I will go into management again.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 City‘I took a little bit of distance and I enjoyed it. I worked for 35 years without any interruptions, so I think I deserved a little rest.’Wenger has previously suggested he would not be prepared to return to the Premier League given his 22-year allegiance to Arsenal, but that stance appears to have changed slightly. Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Jun 2019 11:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link400Shares ‘Why not?’ Wenger has surprisingly opened the door to taking over at a Premier League club despite his ties to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Asked his preferred destination, he continued: ‘Well I would prefer to try another country, although my preferred time was in England because the Premier League is the place to be at the moment.‘But for me it is very difficult because I was for so long at the same club. But why not? I still need a bit of time to pass and then maybe make the decision.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Arsene Wenger plays down Newcastle United rumours but opens door to Premier League return Advertisement The former Arsenal boss is still not quite ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from the Newcastle United job and says he is still not ready to return to management just yet – though could consider a Premier League job in the future.It is over a year since the Frenchman left Arsenal and he has been linked with a host of jobs ever since, from national team roles to sporting director positions and even a return to Japan.Most recently, Wenger’s name has been mooted as a potential successor to Rafa Benitez at St James’ Park, but the 69-year-old says he wants to enjoy his rest for a little while longer.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Every team to have dedicated anti-corruption officer during ODI WC: Report

first_imgWorld Cup is scheduled to start on May 30. India will play their first game against South Africa in Southampton. ICC will assign an Anti-Corruption Officer to all 10 teams during the World Cup.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. It said the move was part of ICC Anti-Corruption Unit’s effort to deliver a fixing and corruption-free World Cup and also an effort to build better relations between players and the ACU. “By being with teams throughout the competition, it is also thought that anti-corruption officials will be better placed to spot any potential corruptors who lurk near players or back-room staff and so identify any behaviour that may be suspicious,” the report further stated. Meanwhile, India will be playing its first game against South Africa at Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 5. (With Inputs: PTI) New Delhi: The premier 50-over World Cup is now just 15 days away and all teams are working regressively with the full fortitude by keeping no box unturned. In a first, all the 10 participating teams of the upcoming ODI World Cup will have a dedicated anti-corruption officer attached with it to deliver a corruption-free tournament, according to a report. The report in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ said the ICC will attach an anti-corruption official with each team starting from warm-up matches till the end of the tournament.”Previously, the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit had personnel deployed at each venue, meaning that teams would deal with a number of officials over the course of a tournament,” the report said.”Now, the same official will be assigned to a team from the warm-up matches to the end of the competition, staying in the same hotel as the players and travelling with them to training and matches.” highlightslast_img read more

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AUDIO: The League Is Still Open – Dogo

first_imgTechnical Adviser of Nasarawa United Kabiru Dogo is of the opinion that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title this season is undecided in spite of Plateau United maintaining a stronghold on the summit.With 10 Match Days left till the end of the current campaign, Kennedy Boboye’s side sit pretty at the top of the NPFL log with 51 points, 5 clear of second-placed MFM FC. The Jos-based outfit also has a healthy goal-difference of +22, prompting many to tip them as favourites to win their first league title this season.But Dogo, whose Nasarawa United side lost 2-0 to Abia Warriors in Umuahia on Sunday in a Match Day 27 encounter, believes nothing has been decided as far as the destination of the title is concerned, as well as the battle for relegation.“As far as the league is concerned, nobody has been given the trophy as a Champion and nobody has been given ticket for relegation,” Dogo stated.“So the struggle continues. The league can go any other way. Forget about the fact that Plateau (United) are leading; it’s football and anything can change. So you cannot predict anything.“All of us are fighting and at the end of the day, we’ll see where the fighting will take us to. But I believe that by God’s grace, we (Nasarawa United) are going to finish up in a responsible position,” the former coach of Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC said.The ‘Solid Miners’ as Nasarawa United are fondly called, are placed 9th on the NPFL standings with 38 points from 28 matches. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dogo-July-11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAUDIO: We’re Not Yet In The Title Race – DogoJuly 18, 2017In “Nigeria”NPFL MATCH DAY 34 WRAP: Plateau United inch closer to maiden NPFL title…August 14, 2017In “Nigeria”NPFL 2018/19 Season Promises Pulsating Fixtures in Opening WeekNovember 22, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

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President Granger calls for a more “integrated” South America

first_imgPresident David Granger on Saturday evening called for a more integrated South America, saying that it could be a very good example to the rest of the world.President David GrangerThe Head of State was delivering congratulatory remarks on Saturday evening to the Argentine Ambassador to Guyana Luis Martino, at a ceremony to mark that country’s Bicentenary (200th anniversary) of Independence.He said, “The continent of South America can be an example to the world; by creating a community where people and nations can co-exist in peace.” Guyana and Argentina, which established diplomatic relations some 44 years ago, are among the 12 independent countries on the continent of South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. Guyana is the only English-speaking country on the continent.According to Granger, Guyana and Argentina are united by the idea of a more integrated South America. “We adhere to the ideals of the Union of South American Nations, the Common Market of the South, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, and Organisation of American States,” he told the Ambassador and special invitees.President Granger reminded too that Guyana and Argentina belong to a continent of cultural, political and social diversity, noting that continental cooperation within the organisations, allowed the two countries to diminish the differences through the pursuit of common objectives.“Continental cooperation allows us to find common ground to build consensus and to confirm the challenges we both face,” the President said. He promised that Guyana would also continue to work towards deepening and strengthening continental cooperation.“We look forward to the day, when, through the initiative of the integration of the Region of South America, our children and grandchildren could drive from Bel Air in Georgetown to Buenos Aires in Argentina,” he said.South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometres or 6,890,000 sq miles. Its population, as of 2005, has been estimated at more than 371,090,000. It ranks fourth in area, after Asia, Africa, and North America, and fifth in population, after Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.President Granger noted that the two countries continue to share common values, including mutual respect for each other’s territorial sovereignty and integrity, mutual non-interference in each other’s political affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international laws and maintenance of international peace and security.According to the President, Guyana and Argentina are also committed to working together to overcome contraband smuggling, piracy, narcotics trafficking and money laundering, crimes that affect the society and economic viability.Granger posited that Guyana understood that it played an important role as the “gateway” between the Caribbean and the continent, and was convinced that with a common vision and voice, “we can avert conflict and overcome threats to our individual and collective security”. “Guyana iterates its commitment to maintaining the continent as a zone of peace.” – says it could be an example to the worldlast_img read more

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Ex-Red Devil: ‘Man United could win the league if they sign Ivan Perisic’

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Maguire has also been linked with United Perisic scored in the World Cup final Bosnich, a former Red Devils goalkeeper, suggests that while Jose Mourinho’s side are in good shape to challenge for the league, signing the Inter Milan winger could hold the key.He told talkSPORT: “I would say they need one more player. I would love to see them go and get Perisic.“They tried very hard last year to get him from Inter Milan. I think he would be an absolutely fantastic addition to the squad.“I still think they do have the players there that can go on and win the title. They’re not as far away as a lot of people are making out.“If they get off to a decent start, I really think that they can go close to winning the title with the current squad that they have. But I would love to see them go and get Perisic.” Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND center_img REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Mark Bosnich believes Manchester United can win the title this season if they get Ivan Perisic.The Croatian has been a long-term target for United and their interest will have only grown stronger after an incredible World Cup.Perisic scored in both the semi-final and the final as his country ended the tournament runners-up to France. moving on 2 targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Another World Cup star, Leicester’s Harry Maguire, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford and Bosnich says the club should pounce on any opportunity to sign the Englishman.He added: “Maguire was absolutely fantastic at the World Cup. Prices come down to supply and demand. If they have to pay that price (£75m), they have to pay that price.“There will be other options that they’re looking at, but he’s definitely one of those options. And if they do have the opportunity to sign him, I would sign him after what I saw in Russia.” targets RANKED last_img read more

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