Willian eyes Spurs move for Mourinho reunion if Chelsea do not extend deal

first_imgBRAZIL star Willian has dropped a huge hint he could join his old boss Jose Mourinho at Tottenham  – if Chelsea dump him.The 31-year-old is out of contact this summer and Mourinho has been a long-time admirer of the attacker.2 Willian is eyeing a move to Tottenham if Chelsea do not extend his contractCredit: AFP or licensorsCHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesAnd the feeling is mutual with Willian revealing he “loved” Mourinho’s man-management at Stamford Bridge – and that the two regularly exchange texts.Willian also disclosed the Portuguese coach tried to sign him when he was at Manchester United.The winger was on the verge of a move to Spurs from Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2013 — before giving them the cold shoulder at the death, signing for Mourinho’s Chelsea.Yesterday Willian raved about his relationship with Mourinho, saying: “People ask me about the best coaches I have had. For sure, Mourinho is one of them.“We had a special relationship. He demanded a lot, so there were some conflicts, but that’s normal. He would challenge me and call out my mistakes, but if I had played well he would also say something like, ‘today you killed it’.”“I loved his man-management, how he organised training, how he spoke in meetings. I learned a lot from him.2 Willian could choose to join ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at TottenhamCredit: Rex Features “Even after he left Chelsea he spoke well of me. We are still friends. Sometimes we exchange messages.“When he was at Manchester United he wanted me to go there. And the way in which he made that clear was always respectful.”Willian told website The Players’ Tribune: “I have played for Chelsea for more than six years now, and I can honestly say that I am very happy here. If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she’ll say no.“My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It’s our home, our culture. We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends.Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids“But London is my second home. In fact, I recently passed a British citizenship test.“So London is where I want to stay. This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here.”For the full interview with Willian go to www.theplayerstribune.comJose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipziglast_img read more

Nzoia hand Wazito fourth consecutive loss

first_imgAfter a slow start to the game, Nzoia brought the game to life in the 19th minute with Rupia striking a superb belter into the top left after picking the ball at the edge of the area off a mistake from Wazito.Prior to that, the visitors tested Philip Odhiambo early in the 10th minute with Kevin Juma making a swift turn off his marker at the edge of the box but his shot went straight to the custodian’s arms.After the goal, Nzoia increased their tempo and their fast paced game proved to be a problem for Wazito.Wazito FC’s Joakim Omollo attempts to go past Nzoia Sugar’s Festus Okiring during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo ground on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 21st minute, they almost got their second when David Odhiambo pulled a shot from distance but the Wazito keeper had it covered with a good save.Nzoia continued to press with Odhiambo and Rupia being a constant menace in the Wazito backline.The hosts had a god chance in the 33rd minute but skipper Dan Owino failed to have a good connection when he raced into the box to meet a cross from Joakim Omolo.Five minutes on the other end, the hard working Odhiambo had another chance when he picked up a loose ball at the edge of the box, but his volley was just over.Five minutes to the break, Ricky Onimbo should have brought Wazito back on level terms when Ayako’s corner from the right found him isolated at the backpost, but his eventual shot was wide off target.In the second half, Wazito should have been level seven minutes after the restart but Joe Waithira missed a glorious opportunity after he shot wide with only the keeper to beat after picking up a long ball.In the 70th minute, they had another chance but substitute Ibrahim Mao took too many touches of the ball at the edge of the box after being picked out by a Ndegwa cut back with the Nzoia defense managing to track back and bungle him off the ball.They were punished for the missed chances when Otinya scored with five minutes left with a well taken volley that found the keeper off his feet. Two minutes later, he turned provider heading the ball into Omondi’s path to head home off a corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nzoia Sugar players celebrate one of their goals against Wazito FC in a KPL match on May 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 27- Elvis Rupia’s 12th goal of the season began the onslaught as Morven Otinya and Victor Omondi scored late to hand visitors Nzoia Sugar a 3-0 win over Wazito FC at the Camp Toyoyo ground on Sunday evening sending the sugar millers fifth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Wazito who are in their debut season of top flight football were handed their fourth consecutive loss but still remained pegged at 14th in the standings.last_img read more


first_imgA young Letterkenny architect has been short-listed for one of Ireland’s most coveted design awards.Deirdre McMenamin, who is part of LiD Architecture, is in line for the RIAI Public Choice Awards for her Butterfly House in County Leitrim. People are asked to vote for Deirdre by simply logging onto www.architectureawards.ie and voting for the Butterfly House design. LETTERKENNY ARCHITECT NOMINATED FOR PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD FOR ‘BUTTERFLY HOUSE’ was last modified: June 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deirdre McMenaminLiD Architectslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai are investigating an incident in which shots were fired at a car in Carrigans in the early hours of this morning.A man with a legally-held firearm discharged a number of shots after he heard sounds outside his home.It is understood a vehicle which was in the area at the time was struck but sped off. There are no reports of any injuries.It is not understood that anything was taken or that any actual incident took place before the shots were fired.The drama unfolded around 1am on the Station Road area.A Garda spokesman said they are investigating an incident but have little information on the matter. “We have reports of a man hearing sounds outside his house but when he went outside he saw nothing.“He heard the sounds again and went outside and released a number of shots. There are reports that a car was hit but there are no reports of any injuries.“There are no reports of a burglary or a break-in and we cannot say anymore at this stage,” he said. GARDAI INVESTIGATE AFTER SHOTS FIRED AT CAR DURING OVERNIGHT INCIDENT was last modified: March 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigansdonegalfiredGardaishotslast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threat to kill

first_imgA DONEGAL man has appeared in court on a number of charges including false imprisonment and making a threat to kill.Stephen Roulston (53) of Cavan, Ballindrait, was before Letterkenny Circuit Court, where he was indicted on the charges arising out of an indecent at 1 Glen Park, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, on May 7, 2019. Roulston faced charges assault causing harm, of producing a knife, of making threats to kill or cause serious harm and of false imprisonment. The defendant spoke only to plead guilty to the charges.Judge John Aylmer requested a psychiatric report for Roulston, who was remanded on continuing bail. Judge Aylmer adjourned the case for sentencing at the next session of the Court.Man pleads guilty to false imprisonment and threat to kill was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballindraitJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtStephen Roulstonlast_img read more

Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

first_imgView comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Porto forward Moussa Marega celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and AS Roma at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal—Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg.Telles converted the spot kick two minutes from time after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a video review for pulling back Fernando.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax “You can’t make such a mistake in certain matches. There’s VAR and the referee didn’t even go to see it. For me it’s a disgrace, because when the team gives its utmost on the pitch it can’t go out in this way.”There was also a decisive penalty in the other match of the night, as Marcus Rashford’s injury-time spot kick sent Manchester United through with a 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, overturning a two-goal deficit.In the Estadio do Dragao, Porto needed to fight back from a 2-1 loss in Rome and attacked from the start.It took a deserved lead in the 26th minute when Marega rolled the ball across the box for Tiquinho Soares to tap in from close range.That would have sent Porto through on the away goals rule but Roma levelled 11 minutes later after Diego Perotti was brought down by Eder Militao and Daniele De Rossi converted the resulting penalty, sending fellow veteran Casillas the wrong way following a stuttering run-up.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img De Rossi then limped off on the stroke of halftime with a muscular injury and was replaced by Lorenzo Pellegrini.Porto had ended the first half on top, with Herrera forcing a fine save from Robin Olsen, and it started the second period in the same vein.And the Portuguese champions retook the lead seven minutes after the break when Marega volleyed in Jesus Corona’s cross from close range.Roma went close to equalizing on several occasions and Edin Dzeko saw an effort cleared from off the line by Pepe shortly before Porto’s penalty.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed That sent Porto through 4-3 on aggregate and left Florenzi in tears at the final whistle. The Italy defender was consoled by Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas.“We deserve to qualify, we were better. Belief was what made the difference,” Porto midfielder Hector Herrera said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRoma had had several chances to level in extra time and also had a penalty appeal of its own turned down late after the referee decided a silent check by VAR was enough to determine that Moussa Marega had not fouled Patrik Schick.“We could have made it 2-2 on several occasions and gone through,” Roma defender Kostas Manolas said. “Then they blew for a penalty and then they didn’t give another which for us was clear. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Reach Cogent is a Rs 2,999 3G phone with 1GB RAM, 2000mAh battery

first_imgReach Mobile, a home grown company on Friday launched a new ultra-affordable 3G phone in the Indian market, called the Cogent. The Cogent will be available for buy exclusively from online retail website ShopClues at a price of Rs 2,999 starting from March 17.The Reach Cogent comes with a 4-inch WVGA display with a 480×800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card.The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box. It sports a 3.2-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. It is backed by a 2,000mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time.The Cogent will be available in the colours: gold, red, black and white.”Cogent is a device tailor-made for users who are glued to their smartphones all day and demand reliability, speed and long-lasting strength from their phone. Considering that it holds appeal for a vast majority of tech-savvy consumers, we are excited to partner with ShopClues,” Anis Rahman, vice president, Reach Mobile said.”We see a lot in common with the marketplace’s emphasis on offering the assurance of quality within a reasonable budget and hence are confident of receiving a tremendous response from consumers for the exclusive launch of Cogent through this association,” he added.last_img read more

Alexander Zverev has the tools to shine but needs experience: Boris Becker

first_imgA 17-year-old Boris Becker took the Wimbledon by storm in 1985 and won the title. He was a man in a hurry and wanted the games to come thick and fast. But he admitted that today, the game has changed.The German speaking about the country’s latest tennis sensation — Alexander Zverev, said that he hopes Alexander keeps his head down, concentrates and he can then definitely win emulate Becker’s feats.Last year, he lost in the third round of the Australian Open at the hands of Rafael Nadal in five sets but he put up a brave display. He made the last 16 of the Wimbledon but his steam ran out and lost to Borna Coric in the second round of the US Open and he described his effort as his worst match of the season.ALSO WATCHThis year however could be different for the youngster. He arrives in Melbourne as the fourth seed for the Australian Open and would be high on confidence but Becker has urged caution, saying he needs to be ready to play the long game.”For him the important thing is to get comfortably into the second week, get to the quarter-final and feel good about his game and then he will be very dangerous,” Becker, who will be working as an analyst for Eurosport during the tournament, told Reuters by telephone.”The tough thing when you are young is that you don’t have any patience. You want it to happen yesterday. Playing a grand slam over two weeks is tough for a 20-year-old to keep the concentration and keep the rhythm going.advertisement”It’s easier when you’re older and you have done it before. When you are 19 or 20 you want to play the final tomorrow!”But it’s a two-week process.”World No.4 Alexander Zverev is King Pressure Maker when it comes to taking time away from his opponents ➡️https://t.co/vqyh9YSzuX#GameInsightGroup pic.twitter.com/tJWLFDM8C3— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 10, 2018Becker, who stormed past Kevin Curren to win Wimbledon in 1985 and went on to win a total of six grand slams and top the rankings, is confident that Zverev will win a major.”He has all the tools,” he said. “He has shown last year when he won two Masters beating Novak (Djokovic) in one final and Roger (Federer) in another, which is as hard as it gets,” Becker said.”He has the quality to do it over a week, but needs a bit more experience to do it over two weeks.”Zverev, who could face his older brother Mischa in the third round, is one of a number of rising stars who are trying to dislodge one of the greatest men’s generations ever.Becker believes Australian Nick Kyrgios is beginning to show the mentality to have a deep run in Melbourne.Blocking the way though is the 36-year-old reigning champion Federer who shows no sign of being ready to hand over power.”He must be celebrated and enjoyed because we’ll never see a player like him again, at least not in my lifetime,” Becker said.”What I hope is that he, Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray are all still at the top when the 20 somethings take over, not after they have declined.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Liverpool Blows Away Man City in 3-0 Win in CL Quarters

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The night started with their team bus being smashed up by beer cans and bottles. It ended with their Champions League ambitions in pieces, too.Manchester City’s players learnt Wednesday just why a trip to Anfield can be one of the most uncomfortable experiences in European soccer.On an evening that will go down in the club’s long and storied lore, Liverpool reduced the best team in England to a rattled wreck by beating City 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match, thanks to three goals in a devastating opening 31 minutes.Mohamed Salah — with his 38th goal of the season — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane all scored in front of The Kop, leaving City coach Pep Guardiola scratching his head as he paced his technical area and wondering where it all went wrong.Was it the fact that his players came under attack before kickoff, with Liverpool fans chucking objects at City’s team bus as it traveled along Anfield Road — the street running alongside the stadium — before turning into the ground?Was it his tactical decision to drop winger Raheem Sterling and play an extra central midfielder in Ilkay Gundogan, a move that completely backfired?Or was it the fact that Liverpool can so often be just too hot to handle going forward?It might have been a mixture of the three. And it leaves City’s dream of a treble — it has already won the League Cup and could clinch the Premier League on Saturday in record time — in tatters.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Champions League quarter final, first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)“In this room,” Guardiola said to reporters, “I think there is nobody, except the guy talking to you, who believes we can go through. There are 90 minutes more, we are going to try.”As important as Liverpool’s attacking brilliance in the first half was the team’s defensive resilience in the second half.City finished the game without having a shot on target — “I don’t know how we did that,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said — and its star players muted. David Silva was subdued, Kevin De Bruyne played too deep, Gabriel Jesus barely got a touch.An away goal would have changed the complexion of the match, especially given that Salah hobbled off injured and could yet be a doubt for next week’s second leg at Etihad Stadium.But, with center back Dejan Lovren and right back Trent Alexander-Arnold excelling, Liverpool held firm and knows scoring one goal in the return leg at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday leaves City requiring an improbable five.“We beat the best team in the world,” Klopp said.“But we have to work,” he added. “You celebrate the party only when the party starts.”In the other quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday, Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 thanks to a pair of own goals, by Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas, and strikes by Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez.Like Real Madrid, which won 3-0 at Juventus on Tuesday, Barca look assured of a place in the semifinals. And Liverpool are halfway there as well.Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola wipes his face during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)From the moment Liverpool scored the opening goal in the 12th minute, City looked shellshocked.A stray pass from Leroy Sane allowed Liverpool to counter through James Milner’s pass down the right flank to Salah, who fed Roberto Firmino down the middle. Firmino’s shot was blocked by Kyle Walker, but the Brazilian managed to pass the ball across for Salah to send a rising shot into the net.Oxlade-Chamberlain had his best game for Liverpool since his summer move from Arsenal and he rifled in the second goal in the 21st after referee Felix Brych played the advantage following Vincent Kompany’s foul from behind on Firmino.Guardiola shook his head. De Bruyne barked at his teammates. But worse was to come for City.Salah had a long-range shot blocked but after the ball came back to him, he sent over a curling cross that just went over Fernandinho’s head and was met with a headed finish by Mane.It threatened to get even uglier for City in the final minutes of the half as they kept getting stretched by Liverpool’s forwards, with Nicolas Otamendi having a particularly tough time.Liverpool didn’t want to hear the halftime whistle. And the sight of Salah hobbling off in the 52nd minute with what appeared a left groin injury gave hope to City.The introduction of Sterling, for Gundogan, meant City reverted to its usual shape but Liverpool’s defending was excellent.Liverpool last reached the semifinals in 2008, when it lost to Chelsea. Hold out next week and the Reds will feel they are back where they belong.—By STEVE DOUGLAS , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more