Monchi departs Roma ahead of Arsenal move

first_imgMonchi departs Roma ahead of Arsenal move Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 1:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Claudio Ranieri is expected to be installed as Fulham’s next manager (Picture: Getty)Claudio Ranieri, sacked by Fulham last week, is expected to replace Di Francesco and the lack of input Monchi had over that decision is said to have led to the total breakdown in his relationship with the club’s hierarchy.Monchi worked with Unai Emery during their successful period together at the Sanchez Pijuan and is expected to take up the vacant role at the Emriates left as a result of former Borussia Dortmund talent spotter Sven Mislinatat’s departure last month.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 Arsenal Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma following Tuesday’s Champions League defeat against Porto (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are expected to employ Monchi as Sven Mislintat’s successor (Picture: Getty)As they arrived at the airport on the way back from the match in Portugal, a group of Roma fans abused several members of the team, including defender Alessandro Florenzi, who was sarcastically clapped for his role in conceding a needless and decisive 117th minute penalty.Reports claimed Monchi confronted the group of disgruntled supporters, offered to fight them and threatened ‘in six months, I’ll take on each of you one on one.’The 50-year-old subsequently issued an apology on Twitter, which read: ‘It’s true that there was a moment when emotions ran high because of the huge disappointment that we all experienced.‘I apologise to all the fans and, in particular, those present at the airport. Forza Roma!!’ Monchi has left Roma by mutual consent (Picture: Getty)Roma’s sporting director Monchi has left Roma by mutual consent ahead of his anticipated move to Arsenal.‘I want to put on record our thanks to Monchi for his dedication during his time at the club and we wish him all the best for his future endeavours in football,’ said AS Roma CEO Guido Fienga.The Spaniard, who spent 17 years as a sporting director at Sevilla, a club he also represented as a player, joined the Giallorossi in 2017.‘I would like to thank President Pallotta, the club’s management, staff, players and fans for their support during my time at the club,’ said Monchi. ‘I wish Roma a lot of success in the future.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAfter helping turn Sevilla into serial Europa League winners, Monchi was expected to help build a similarly successful side in the Italian capital.Although Roma reached the semi finals of last season’s Champions League, despite the cut-price sale of Mohamed Salah, they have failed to kick-on and lie a staggering 28 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.A poor run of form culminated in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat at Porto, which proved to be the final straw for head coach Eusebio Di Francesco, who was sacked yesterday. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal preparing incentive-based contract offer to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates

first_img 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Video Settings / Skip Ad Aubameyang scored the winning goal for Arsenal against Burnley on Saturday (Picture: Getty)According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are unable to offer Aubameyang a basic package that would match top-earner Mesut Ozil’s wages but will include lucrative incentives in any potential deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang is reportedly earning £200,000 per week at the Emirates, while Ozil is said to be on an enormous £350,000 per week.Unai Emery admitted that the club have entered into discussions with Aubameyang over a new contract and the Telegraph reports that there is optimism on both sides that an agreement can be reached.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 CityAubameyang has scored 43 times in 67 games for Arsenal and has netted the winning goal in each of their opening two Premier League games of the season against Newcastle United and Burnley.His goal on the opening day of the season took him to 33 goals in 50 Premier League matches making him the joint-fifth most prolific goalscorer after a half-century of games in the competition’s history.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 Arsenal Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Full Screen Arsenal are hoping to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain with the club long-term (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are hoping to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract with the club by offering him a deal which includes huge Champions League related bonuses.The 30-year-old has been a huge success in north London since making a £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, winning the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season.Aubameyang was linked with a move to major clubs across Europe as well as cash-rich teams in China during the summer transfer window but elected to stay at Arsenal instead.The Gabonese striker is contracted to Arsenal until 2021 but the club are hoping to get him to commit his future beyond then by offering him a bonus if they finish in the top-four.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal preparing incentive-based contract offer to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Emirates Comment SPONSORED Skip center_img Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 19 Aug 2019 4:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link821Shares Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE by Metro 1 min. story Top articles Read More PLAY Read More Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch roundup: DNB, AFM, APG, Pensions Register

first_imgPensions supervisor DNB and the communications watchdog AFM are to conduct a joint survey into how pension funds inform participants about the prospects of rights cuts or indexation. Bert Boertje, director of pension fund supervision at DNB, said both regulators would also check whether schemes’ communication matched their financial positions.The deteriorating funding ratios at many Dutch schemes, in what has been a “difficult year”, triggered the survey, Boertje said.“Because it is not very easy to improve their weak financial position, pension funds must make clear what their participants should expect,” he added. “Although only a few schemes may need to apply rights cuts in 2021, after they have been underfunded for five years, the situation could be different.“As far as I am concerned, pension funds should already alert their participants to what may happen.”He said information would not have to be too detailed – indicating simply that “the possibility of a rights discount is 40%” or that “the chances of indexation are very limited during the next three years”.Pension funds must also explain that their results often depend heavily on market performance, “as many schemes fully lean on surplus returns”.Boertje said Dutch pension funds had not always communicated clearly about what their participants could expect.“Therefore, they should enable their participants to ready themselves for limited indexation and possible cuts, so they can take this into account for their financial planning,” he said.In other news, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs, suggested that the €410bn asset manager APG should offer a lower salary to the successor of departing chief executive Dick Sluimers.In an interview in daily newspaper De Telegraaf, Klijnsma said Sluimers’s salary of €600,000 was “very high”.She refrained, however, from indicating a salary level that would be acceptable.In a response, APG – provider for the €345bn civil service scheme ABP – said the salary was in accordance with rules issued by DNB.Klijnsma also recently confirmed that, for the time being, the Dutch Pensions Register would not be extended with information about accrued third-pillar pension rights.In a letter to Parliament, she said there was no capacity to extend the website, adding that a number of “practical problems” needed solving first.Klijnsma was responding to a motion adopted by the Lower House – and tabled by Helma Lodders, MP for the liberal party VVD – aimed at harmonising the current channels for pension information, as well as providing access to the register for pensioners.last_img read more

Nigerian Entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo Sells His ‘HopStop’ app to Apple

first_imgNigerian Entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo, has sold his “HotStop” app to the technology giant Apple for an undisclosed amount. HotStop is a mobile application that offers more than 100 metropolitan areas across the globe an online transit guide. Apple is attempting to improve on its mapping software and services for their application. To achieve their target, the technology giant has acquired HotStop as well as the Israeli mapping startup Waze.According to Bella Naija, Echeruo nursed the idea of creating HopStop when he came to the US 1995. He did not find it easy moving about the city of New York. It was this problem that led him to develop HotStop a few years later.Nigerian entrepreneur Chinedu Echeruo, creator of HotStopEcheruo who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria came to the US for further studies. He received a BS and MBA from Syracuse University and Harvard Business School, respectively. He also worked for several investment banks as analyst. However, in 2005, he established HopStop, which was listed among the 100 fastest growing software companies in the US in 2011.However in 2009, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur vacated the post of CEO of the company for another person. Echeruo thinks that his decision to step down for another person who he believes has the potentials to drive the company towards the achievement of its goal and objectives is the right one.Echeruo was able to establish two Internet companies in the US, namely, HopStop and Tripology, but now all these companies have been purchased by other companies. In 2010, Rand McNally, the American travel and navigation information company, acquired Tripology.com and now Apple has acquired the remaining one, HopStop.The contribution of the Nigerian-born entrepreneur has been recognized in some circles. The Black Enterprise Magazine included him in its list of Top 40 Under 40 and named him the magazine’s small business innovator of the year.  Currently, the Nigerian-born entrepreneur is partnering with and heading the Principal Investing Group of West Africa.last_img read more

Marguerite R. Williamson

first_imgMarguerite R. Williamson, age 73 of Morris, died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home.  Born October 27, 1944 in Casey County Kentucky, she is the daughter of Hazel (Nee: Davis) and Charles Norman.  She married Dave Williamson April 25, 1975 in Milan, Indiana.  Marguerite worked at the Hill-Rom Company as an assembler 33 years before retiring in 2007.  She also worked in housekeeping at Hillenbrand’s corporate office from 2012 – 2016.The most important things in Marguerite’s life were faith and family.  She regularly read her bible and taught Sunday school at four churches in addition to holding Sunday school for the grandkids in her kitchen.  She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.  According to her family, Marguerite was a good cook.  Her fried chicken was especially good and served every Sunday.  Apparently though, she had quite a sweet tooth and often would skip over the meal and go directly for the dessert.She is survived by her husband Dave; daughters Cheryl (Mike) Leach of Bixby, Oklahoma, Lori (Pete) Smoke of Spavinau, Oklahoma; sons Steven (Melissa), Jeffery and Matthew (Susan) Williamson, all of Batesville; mother Hazel Norman of Sunman; sister Hilda Powell of Batesville; brothers Jim Norman of Sunman, John Norman of Batesville, Don Norman of Sunman; eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her father.Visitation will be Friday, December 29th, from 5 – 7 p.m. with funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30th, all at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Craven’s Cemetery in Milan.  The family requests memorials to Riley Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

Hattie Rose Dossman

first_imgHattie Rose Dossman was stillborn November 20, 2019 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  She is survived by her parents Katelyn Amberger and Tim Dossman; brother Walter Dossman, all of Indianapolis; maternal grandparents Kathy and Doug Amberger of Batesville; paternal grandparents Chris and Jim Dossman of Indianapolis; maternal great grandparents Connie and Paul Deal, Elaine and Bill Amberger, all of Batesville as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Pauline and James Dossman and Agnes and Leo Auberry.  Visitation and services are private.  For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Monaco fire Moreno after seven months

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Robert Moreno has been sacked by Monaco after only seven months in charge of the Ligue 1 club.The 42-year-old took over last December when they were seventh in the table – they eventually finished ninth when the season was halted early because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Our paths are separating earlier than expected,” said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.“Robert did everything possible to improve the team.”Reports claimed that former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is set to be named as Moreno’s replacement.Tags: AS MonacoBayern MunichLigue 1Oleg PetrovRobert Morenolast_img read more

Mayweather offers to train Wilder for Fury fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Floyd Mayweather has offered to train Deontay Wilder for his trilogy bout with Tyson Fury, and is confident that with his guidance, the Bronze Bomber can avenge his pummelling defeat by the Gypsy King.Wilder and Fury are set to do battle for a third time after the Brit convincingly defeated the former WBC heavyweight champion via a seventh-round stoppage in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Bronze Bomber was enraged after the bout was stopped by one of his trainers, Mark Breland, as he threw in the towel to stop his fighter taking a beating from the Gyspy King.Wilder has triggered a rematch clause and the pair must fight before February 2021, with the WBC ordering Fury to defend his belt against countryman Dillian Whyte by that deadline.And Mayweather has thrown his hat in the ring to train Wilder, and believes that with his help, the Bronze Bomber can win back his title against Fury.During a Q&A session on his UK tour, Mayweather, who is now retired, offered to help Wilder prepare for the trilogy, and said: “If I train him. If I train him I can teach him how to win.”Mayweather has been supportive of the former heavyweight champion in the past, and offered his condolences when Wilder suffered his first career defeat back in February. Tags: Deontay WildermayweatherTrilogy boutTyson FuryUK tourlast_img read more

Hart acknowledges United dominance

first_imgJoe Hart admits Manchester City’s grip on the Barclays Premier League title this season has been loosened by the Manchester United “killing machine”. He went on: “Maybe we have drawn more games than we would have liked to but it has not been a perfect season – and it needs to be pretty perfect to win this league. “We have done well but we have been up against a killing machine that have kept turning out results no matter what. “It is a tough league, it’s hard to win games. Unfortunately when we do lose, United stretch that lead and it has been disappointing but we will keep going “We worked so hard to get that title we are never going to just give it away. I’d imagine from the outside it looks that way, but that’s just not the case.” Regarding City boss Roberto Mancini’s criticism of some of his performances, Hart said: “You have got to be able to move on. Everyone is going to have their opinion. “What is said in private, that’s for behind the scenes but he (Mancini) is free to do his press conferences as he feels and if he feels you are not up to it …” Press Associationcenter_img Hart has seen the Red Devils open up a 15-point lead with just eight games remaining and concedes City have been “disappointing” in their defence of the title but he also gives credit to the way the Red Devils have swept aside all challengers to put them on the verge of another championship. When asked why City have not been at their best, Hart said: “I don’t know, I’d love to know. It would have been rectified.” last_img read more

What a difference a Day makes

first_img “I looked up at him and I said, ‘Well, it’s better than the way I’ve been living.’ I got off the floor and I do not remember walking to the first tee. I don’t remember the front nine until I started coming into it.” Spieth is looking to become only the sixth man, after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to win the Masters and US Open in the same year. The world number two can also become the first player since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win multiple majors aged 21 or younger, not to mention getting halfway to an unprecedented calendar grand slam. “I will think about it a little bit because I want to win two in a row, but once I get out on the course tomorrow I will just be focused on the round and how to separate myself from the pack,” said Spieth, who set numerous records on his way to victory at Augusta National in April. “I think as I sleep on it and wake up there will certainly be some nerves. It’s not like I’m a veteran at this by any means. “But by the time we tee off, if I can convince myself that I’m free rolling, I’ve got one of these and the other guys are trying to chase their first…. I know how hard it is to chase your first and close it out. “If we can use that winning formula we had back in April, mentally, then all it comes down to is can I just pull off the shots. It’s all on execution. I’m going to need to execute a little bit better, because mentally I think I’ll be strong enough to pull it off. “I knew that even par was a really good score starting the day, but when I get to seven under for the tournament [after birdies on the second and third] I don’t want to finish at four under, no matter where you’re playing. “I didn’t drive the ball extremely well and then when I had my opportunities, I had two eagle putts that I three-putted. So I had four three-putts today.” Johnson took a three-shot lead into the final round at Pebble Beach in 2010 but collapsed to a closing 82, while a two-shot penalty for grounding his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole of the US PGA two months later cost him a place in the play-off. “I’ve been in the situation a few times so I know how to handle myself. I know what it takes to get it done,” said Johnson, who held a two-shot lead after his fifth birdie of the day on the 12th, but then ran up a double bogey on the next. “And tomorrow I just need to go out there and focus one shot at a time. And we’ll see what happens.” Grace briefly held the lead after birdies on the fifth and eighth but dropped three shots in the next five holes before a birdie on the 15th. “I actually played some great golf and the concentration slipped a little bit around the turn,” Grace said. “I’m still happy. We all dream of this and we all practice for this, so it’s a matter of fact if you grab it or you don’t. “I’m stoked. I can’t wait. To go into a tournament like the U.S. Open, having a chance to win my first major is something special.” However, after covering the front nine in 37 to fall seven shots off the pace, Day carded five birdies and one bogey to come home in 31 and set the clubhouse target of four under par which was matched by Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and South African Branden Grace. Day, who finished second on his US Open debut in 2011, joint second in 2013 and fourth last year, said: “I didn’t feel that great coming out early, I felt pretty groggy on the front nine just from the drugs that I had in my system, then kind of flushed that out on the back nine. “But then the vertigo came back a little bit on the 13th tee box, and then I felt nauseous all day. I started shaking on the 16th tee box and then just tried to get it in, really. “Last year I didn’t play the round after I had vertigo (at the Bridgestone Invitational) and this one was worse. I think the goal was just to go through today and see how it goes.” Caddie Col Swatton said Day had almost retired three times but added: “He has played well in the US Open before and is playing well in this one. He just dug deeper than he ever dug before. It was really, really impressive.” Day’s performance recalled memories of Ken Venturi’s victory in the 1964 US Open, the last year the final 36 holes were played in one day. In oppressive heat, Venturi showed signs of dehydration after a third round of 66 and a doctor recommended he stop playing because it could be fatal. However, Venturi ignored the advice and shot a closing 70 to win his only major title. “I was lying next to my locker and Dr Everett says, ‘I suggest that you don’t go out. It could be fatal,'” Venturi recalled in 2011 when the US Open returned to Congressional. Day was walking from the elevated tee on the par-three ninth – his final hole – on Friday when he suddenly fell to the ground, the 27-year-old needing several minutes of treatment before unsteadily getting to his feet and completing his round. The world number 10, who underwent a range of tests after withdrawing from a PGA Tour event due to severe dizziness three weeks ago, was later diagnosed as suffering from Benign Positional Vertigo and visibly struggled during Saturday’s r ound. A day after collapsing on the course, Jason Day produced a remarkable performance to claim a share of the lead heading into the final round of the 115th US Open at Chambers Bay. Press Associationlast_img read more

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