TOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy ruthlessly sacked Mauricio Pochettino and replaced him with Jose Mourinho for one key reason – to win trophies.Poch, 47, worked wonders at Spurs, taking them from mid-table mediocrity to the Champions League final in just five years on a threadbare budget.3Yet five months after that evening in Madrid – a 2-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool – the Argentine was sacked.Mourinho 56, has been brought in as Pochettino’s replacement on a three-and-a-half year deal as Levy finally decided enough was enough.The self-proclaimed Special One has a knack of winning trophies – with 25 to his name during his illustrious career.Tottenham haven’t won a single thing since the League Cup victory of 2008, with Mourinho winning 13 trophies since that day.While it will be a tough ask for Mourinho to win any silverware this season, his record through his distinguished career suggests next season could be a big one for Spurs.After all, the Portuguese boss has an uncanny knack of winning trophies in his first FULL season at a new club.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMourinho burst onto the managerial scene in his third job, at Porto, initially hired in January 2002.In his first full campaign, the 2002-03 season, Mourinho won the TREBLE – the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal and Europa League.He would of course lead Porto to Champions League glory just 12 months later.His success earned him a move to newly-rich Chelsea for the start of the 2004-05 season – where he won the Premier League and League Cup in his first year.After his spell in England came to an end, Mourinho joined Inter Milan… and promptly won the Serie A crown at the first attempt.The Portuguese chief’s continued success saw him move to the Galacticos, Real Madrid – and clinch the Copa del Rey in his debut term in Spain.3In the summer of 2013, Mourinho moved back to Chelsea for a second stint, where his hot streak of trophies in his first full was season was snapped.The Blues lost the Super Cup final, having won the Europa League months earlier under Rafa Benitez, and were knocked out of the FA Cup and League Cup in the fifth round.Chelsea only managed to finish third that season too, while getting knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals.Nine months after being sacked by the Blues for a second time, Mourinho signed a three-year contract at Manchester United, starting in the 2016-17 season.How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable sideMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One quickly got back to winning ways too, leading the Red Devils to Europa League and League Cup glory that very season.Mourinho now has half a season at Spurs to get the squad playing in his image before his real mission begins.Can the Tottenham chief, let that sink in for a moment, break the club’s 12-season trophy drought?3Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino
Jason McAteer admits Liverpool face an ‘impossible task’ in their Champions League clash with Real Madrid – but has backed his former side to reach the knockout stages.The Reds come in to the game on the back of a Premier League defeat to Newcastle, and have struggled in recent weeks to find the form which saw them push Manchester City so hard in last season’s title race.The La Liga side were imperious during a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Anfield and McAteer claims he can’t see a different result in Tuesday night’s match at the Bernabeu.“It’s an impossible job [in Madrid],” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I don’t think I’ve ever said that about a Liverpool fixture before. I just look at the form Real Madrid are in and they have 11 consecutive wins, have scored 46 goals and only conceded seven. They are on fire.“When the draw was made for the Champions League I don’t think anyone envisioned Liverpool winning the group. Everybody thought Real Madrid would win the group and Liverpool would be fighting it out with Basel and Ludogorets [for second].“Even if Liverpool lose against Real Madrid, which you’d expect with the form they are in, it’s still in their hands. They need to win away against Ludogorets and beat Basel at home [to progress].
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) – John Wooden has basketball events and the court at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion named in his honor. Soon, he could have his own post office. A bill by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, would name the post office in Reseda as the Coach John Wooden Post Office. The entire California congressional delegation co-sponsored Sherman’s bill, which was passed Thursday by the House Government Reform Committee. “With the Bruins once again in the Final Four, the timing couldn’t be better,” said Sherman, who attended UCLA in the early 1970s, when Wooden was coach. “It’s now time for a full-court press to dunk this bill through the last legislative hoops.” The bill was introduced in December and awaits passage by the full House. Wooden guided UCLA to 10 NCAA championships, including seven in a row. He is one of three people included in the Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. He played at Purdue University in his native Indiana. Wooden, 95, has lived in Encino for many years, where the post office was named for the late Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn in 2002. His daughter, Nancy, lives in Reseda, so that post office was chosen. Wooden’s name is used for the John R. Wooden Classic, a doubleheader held in Anaheim every December, and the John R. Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis. Awards in his name are presented annually to the men’s and women’s college players of the year in April.
Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has appointed Brendan Kilcoyne to his backroom staff for the forthcoming 2016 season. Kilcoyne, has vast experience and has won Donegal SFC titles with St Eunan’s as a player and manager.He has also worked on the Donegal U21 set-up in recent years under Maxi Curran. Gallagher has been looking to add to his staff – and there were suggestions in some quarters that Francie Friel was set to join the backroom team.However, it is Kilcoyne that will replace Gary McDaid who opted off the panel this year due to family commitments.Donegal will start training collectively again next month ahead of the Dr McKenna Cup in January.The Allianz National League campaign kicks off at the end of January. RORY GALLAGHER ADDS BRENDAN KILCOYNE TO HIS DONEGAL BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: November 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport
SHAY Given is said to be still in shock after the sudden death at the weekend of former teammate Gary Speed.The Lifford goalkeeper paid tribute to Speed in a book last year.Speaking to Ciaran O’Donnell for his book ‘Donegal’s Sporting Greats’ Shay spoke about his former Newcastle teammate when referring to what he wanted to do in the future. Said Shay: “I know that if I wasn’t involved in the game in the future I would miss it immensely because you get used to the banter in the changingroom.“I’ve met some fantastic people down the years through the game and would still be quite friendly with Gary Speed. I played with Gary at Newcastle United for six seasons and he’s a super guy.“He was always a natural leader and it was no surprise that he was promoted from coach to manager at Sheffield United when replacing Kevin Blackwell.”Just a few weeks after the book was published, Speed was handed the manager’s job at Wales where he turned around the team’s fortunes. SHAY: ‘GARY SPEED WAS A NATURAL LEADER’ was last modified: November 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Gary SpeedShay Given
Letterkenny candidate Siobhán McLaughlin has vowed that she will work to highlight and address the issues affecting lone parents, who the 2011 Census indicates are the heads of one in eight households in Donegal. McLaughlin told Donegal Daily, “I have met many people who are raising children on their own, either because they are lone parents or because their spouse or partner has to be away from the home on a regular basis in order to work.“Parents in these difficult situations are saying they feel marginalised and ignored, particularly in the wake of the economic downturn. According to McLaughlin this is an especially serious issue in Donegal, where the number of both female and male lone parents is higher than the State average according to the 2011 Census.She also stated it is important to remember that the census figures do not capture the many who are working away from home.McLaughlin added, “As a mother who raised two children largely on my own, I am personally familiar with the issues confronting lone parents.“If I am elected, I will make the issues of lone parents and people in complex parenting situations a focus of my work on the Council and I will be committed to help establish a lone parents’ network which would highlight the needs and issues. “The high cost of childcare, which averages €16,500 per year for two children according to the Donegal County Childcare Committee, is hard enough for two parents to afford.McLaughlin, pointed out, that the reality is that for lone parents such costs are prohibitive, meaning that they are effectively prevented from accessing paid employment or the education and training which could lead to paid employment.McLaughlin concluded, “The barriers to work and education are fueling their sense isolation and increasing the risk of poverty for both parents and children. As a society we must work to ensure that child poverty is eradicated.“It is vitally important for the health and well-being both of parents and of their children that Donegal County Council plays a constructive and meaningful role in addressing the issues which are affecting lone parents and people in complex parenting situations, and my work as a councillor would be fully committed to ensuring that this happens.ELECTION 2014: MCLAUGHLIN – “ONE IN EIGHT DONEGAL FAMILIES HEADED BY LONE PARENT” was last modified: May 15th, 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:Election 2014:newsPoliticssiobhan mclaughlin
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle recieved confirmation that a contractor is to be appointed to carry out the latest phase of upgrading of the N56 at Kilkenny-Maas-Letterilly.This latest upgrade to the 3.6km roadway connecting Dungloe to Glenties is expected to cost an estimated €12million.Deputy Gallagher said this is welcome news from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII ) and the works will significantly improve the travel time and journey on this particular road, which will be of huge benefit to the local communities and the region overall. Deputy Gallagher confirmed that the N56 Dungloe to Glenties project is being developed in sections and this 3rd section of the N56 Dungloe to Glenties Scheme is 3.6km long road improvement project and is located on the N56 between approximately 5km north of Glenties to the recently finished Boyoughter to Kilkenny scheme south of Lettermacaward. Pat the Cope said: “The existing road is narrow (approx. 5.5m, no shoulders/ verges) and the horizontal and vertical alignments are poor over the majority of this section. There is one regional and three local road junctions, all with restricted junction visibility. “The improvements works are extremely necessary as the N56 services the entire west and southwest of Donegal therefore it is a road of strategic importance for the entire county. “The N56 is a road which requires even further investment right throughout its entire route from Donegal Town right through to Letterkenny and it is critically important that Donegal County Council and the TII in place further plans for improving the N56 so that further progress can be made in improving the N56.” Pat the Cope stated, “the planned improvement scheme covering from Kilkenny-Maas- Letterilly will involve widening and realignment to Type 3 Single Carriageway (6.0m Carriageway with 0.5m hard strips). The project also includes a cycle track for its full length. The scheme is 3.6km long and has an estimated completion cost of €12 million euro. “The project will significantly improve the level of service for road users and is critical to delivering the tourism potential of the locality. It will also enhance accessibility to West Donegal including to the Regional Airport at Carrickfinn and Gaeltacht areas. “The latest phase of the N56 improvement works from Kilkenny-Maas-Letterilly is expected to be complete in 18 months and the contractor is expected to be onsite before the end of 2017 based on the information supplied by TII,” concluded Pat the Cope.Latest N56 Dungloe to Glenties upgrade to begin before the end of 2017 was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Deputy Pat the Cope GallagherKilkenny-Maas-LetterillyN56
27 May 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is partnering with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi United Financial of Japan to host seminars in Yokohama this week to promote Japanese investment in South Africa. According to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, the seminars are a follow-up on a memorandum of understanding (MOUs) signed by the DTI and the bank in February. The DTI said in a statement on Monday that other MOUs would be signed with other institutions this week aimed at providing Japanese companies with market intelligence to help them to establish businesses in South Africa. “The business seminars will give a chance to South African businesses to have bilateral business interactions with their counterparts in Japan.” Davies said South Africa was looking to promote more value-added exports from South Africa so as to diversify the country’s trade away from traditional resource-related products. To this end, South Africa would be promoting manufactured goods in sectors such as agro-processing, automotives, clothing, leather and textiles, metals beneficiation, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He added that Japan was an important export destination for South Africa. “Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination, and an important traditional trading partner. “According to information from Japan External Trade Organisation, South Africa ranks either first, second or third as Japan’s source in the world for imports of preserved pears, preserved apricots, grapefruit, prepared peaches, ground nuts, motor cars of a capacity less than 1 500cc, cane sugar, oranges, rock lobster, macadamia nuts, apricots and juices.” The DTI will also participate in the African Fair 2013, the biggest business event related to Africa in Japan, taking place during the upcoming Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit. “High-end items such as Rooibos espresso, Fairtrade wines and Wedgewood nougat will be showcased to appeal to the sharp Japanese palette,” Davies said. “Artwork from Ardmore Ceramics as well as Carrol Boyes design items, among others, will be exhibited during the Fair.” SAinfo reporter