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  • Man Utd still considering Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Jamie Redknapp

    first_img Phil HaighMonday 18 Mar 2019 7:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link88Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Pochettino has missed out on the Real Madrid job (Picture: Getty Images)Spurs have not been in the best of form themselves, winning just one of their last five matches, including defeats to Burnley and Southampton in the Premier League.Tottenham could be the ones to drop out of the top four if this dodgy streak continues, but Redknapp still believes United would be interested in his services.More: FootballChelsea 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 CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘Pochettino was the No 1 candidate to replace Jose Mourinho. He has an outstanding track record when it comes to improving players and has established Spurs as a top-four side, despite having his hands tied in the last two transfer windows.‘Regardless of Tottenham’s recent poor run of form, he remains the strongest candidate and would become an even more attractive option should United’s season not finish on a high.’MORE: Lionel Messi breaks Xavi’s Barcelona club record with stunning hat-trickMORE: Maurizio Sarri admits Gonazlo Higuain is struggling after Chelsea’s defeat against Evertoncenter_img Man Utd still considering Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Jamie Redknapp Pochettino could still pip Solskjaer to the Old Trafford position (Picture: Getty Images)‘Should this dip become a slump, United finish outside the top four and fail to win the Champions League, they will not ride into next season on a wave of positivity,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There would surely be question marks over whether Solskjaer could challenge [Man] City and Liverpool for the title.‘Matters have been complicated by the return of Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid. Now that door has closed to Mauricio Pochettino, United are in pole position to try to tempt him away from Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino is still being linked with the Man Utd job (Picture: Getty Images)OIe Gunnar Solskjaer is still not guaranteed to be Manchester United manager next season and Mauricio Pochettino remains very much in the frame, according to Jamie Redknapp.Solskjaer has done an impressive job since taking over as interim boss in December, but he is yet to earn a full-time contract at Old Trafford.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Norwegian has also hit a stumbling block in recent days, losing to Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.With silverware now much less likely and the Red Devils dropping out of the top four in the table, Redknapp believes the United board could still look to someone else other than Solskjaer.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Bruno Guimaraes’ transfer fee drops after Arsenal make contact

    first_img PLAY Bruno Guimaraes’ transfer fee drops after Arsenal make contact Read More Full Screen Comment Top articles Read More 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Athletico are prepared to offload Guimaraes this month (Picture: Getty)Athletico Paranaense have told Benfica they are willing to accept a £21million (€25m) transfer offer for Bruno Guimaraes, according to reports.Guimaraes, 22, is being tipped for big things in his native Brazil, with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea tracking the defensive midfielder.Arsenal have already made contact with Athletico, as club president Mario Celso Petraglia confirmed this week the Gunners were keen to sign Guimaraes.Athletico were holding out for closer to £26m, but Goal claim the Brazilian side have now told Benfica they are prepared to sanction a £21m transfer.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro Guimaraes is eager for a new challenge (Picture: Getty)That figure would buy 80 per cent of the player’s economic rights, although Arsenal will be aware third-party ownership is banned in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementAthletico have had a verbal agreement with Benfica since last year, but Arsenal could yet hijack the deal if talks with Portuguese giants drag on.‘Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes,’ Athletico chief Petraglia told Portuguese outlet O Jogo.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‘Let’s study Benfica’s offer. On Monday we will meet the club board to assess this situation.’‘Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season,’ he added.Guimaraes would like to make a move in January, rather than wait until the summer to join a new club. ‘We switched off’ – Mikel Arteta reacts to Crystal Palace drawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:38Fullscreen’We switched off’ – Mikel Arteta reacts to Crystal Palace drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-switched-mikel-arteta-reacts-crystal-palace-draw-2085906/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE center_img Video Settings 1 min. story / Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Coming Next Advertisement Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Arteta is hoping for reinforcements this month (Picture: Reuters)Borussia Dortmund are also credited with an interest in Guimaraes, who is on international duty with the Brazil Under 23’s at the CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament this month.Mikel Arteta wants to sign a midfielder and defender this month, but Arsenal are prioritising loan moves due to financial restrictions.Arsenal have been linked with a host of players, including Manchester City’s John Stones and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng.MORE: Arsenal feel Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension is ‘excessive’ and will try to reduce itMORE: Manchester City set to reject Arsenal’s move for John Stones Read More Coral BarryTuesday 14 Jan 2020 6:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

  • UK IGCs and pension providers launch ‘value for money’ research project

    first_imgEleven independent governance committees (IGCs) and their UK workplace pension providers are launching a research initiative to develop a common understanding of what members consider to be “value for money”.The programme is being co-ordinated by UK law firm Sackers.Under rules introduced last year by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), IGCs – new bodies set up within contract-based pension funds to protect member interests – have to make an objective assessment as to whether pension scheme members are receiving value for money from their workplace personal pension arrangements, and to report on their findings.Announcing the initiative, Sackers said that after producing their first annual reports this year, the IGCs “want to build on the work carried out last year to investigate further how their members approach the topic of value for money”. The organisations participating in the research programme are: Aegon, Aviva, Fidelity International, Legal & General, Old Mutual Wealth, Prudential, Royal London, Scottish Widows, Standard Life, Virgin Money and Zurich.NMG Consulting won the mandate to conduct the research programme.The findings of the research are intended to help IGCs in their preparation for their second round of annual reports.Jacqui Reid, associate director at Sackers, is co-ordinating the research programme on behalf of the participants.She said that although there is agreement about importance of value for money “pinning down the components of it and how you measure them has proved harder”.“Many of us agree that, although fair charges are important, there is much more to achieving good member outcomes than price,” she said. “IGCs are here to act in the interests of their members.  It is therefore vital to enable them to carry out their role effectively that they understand what members themselves, and not just the pensions industry, value.”A review into the effectiveness of IGCs is scheduled to take place in 2017.last_img read more

  • Santos rejects Harbour takeover bid, ends all talks

    first_imgAustralian oil & gas producer Santos has rejected Harbour’s takeover proposal claiming it does not represent a full value of the company and terminated all discussions with Harbour.To remind, after launching a non-binding bid in April to take over Santos, Harbour Energy firmed up the offer earlier in May. According to Bloomberg, this offer valued Santos at $10.3 billion.On May 21, 2018 Santos received an increased takeover bid from Harbour Energy, however with some conditions.Namely, Santos received a conditional binding offer from Harbour Energy to acquire 100 per cent of Santos shares by way of a scheme of arrangement at a cash price of $5.21 per share (currently equivalent to A$6.86 per share).Harbour indicated that it would be willing to increase its offer to $5.25 per share (currently equivalent to A$6.91 per share) if Santos was willing to extend certain oil price hedging arrangements.Harbour subsequently confirmed that the price offered under the final proposal was “best and final” and followed a seven week period of engagement with Harbour on the price and terms of an indicative proposal announced in April.Following extensive due diligence, the final proposal price was increased by 4.6 per cent to US$5.21 per share from the price of US$4.98 per share in the indicative proposal. The consideration would be in US dollars and Santos shareholders would be subject to fluctuations in the AUD/USD exchange rate, with no adjustment if the US dollar depreciated against the Australian dollar. Santos reasons In arriving at this decision, Santos said it has had regard to its belief that superior shareholder value could be realized by executing existing strategy. Furthermore, Santos said that the offer price was too low and control premium inadequate.Santos also took into consideration the complexity and risk in the transaction structure, including its reliance on a high level of debt funding, unequal treatment of shareholders – Santos’ largest shareholders being offered an opportunity that was not available to all shareholders to remain invested in Santos; and, uncertainty for shareholders due to a protracted execution timetable.Santos Chairman, Keith Spence, said: “Santos has a well-developed strategy, strong leadership and management team and outstanding growth opportunities that the Board believes will deliver superior value for its shareholders over time.” Announcing its rejection, Santos stated on Tuesday that, since receipt of the indicative proposal, Brent oil prices have increased by 14 per cent and the share prices of other major ASX-listed energy peers by an average of 18 per cent. The Santos business has continued to perform well and is generating strong free cash flow.The final proposal was a highly leveraged private equity-backed structure that, prior to implementation, would have required Santos to provide significant support for Harbour’s debt raising and to hedge a significant proportion of oil-linked production. In addition, the final proposal was stated to be subject to various conditions, including FIRB approval and restrictions on the conduct of Santos’ business from the time of entering into the scheme implementation deed until implementation.After careful consideration of all aspects of the final proposal, the Santos independent directors and Managing Director & CEO have unanimously resolved to reject it on the basis that it does not represent a full value of the company and, when combined with the associated risks, is not in the best interests of Santos shareholders.Accordingly, Santos has now terminated all discussions with Harbour Energy. ‘Thanks but no thanks’last_img read more

  • DNO extends 152p bid deadline for Faroe. We’re worth more, Faroe board says

    first_imgOil company DNO has extended the deadline for Faroe Petroleum shareholders to accept its 152 pence a share takeover bid, giving them time until mid-January.DNO said on Thursday it had increased its holding to 30 percent of Faroe’s shares.It said its 152 pence offer for each Faroe share was now a mandatory offer under the Code (Rule 9).The mandatory offer will remain open for acceptance until 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 18 January 2019 (the “Second Closing Date”).Since the initial launch of the offer back in November 2018, Faroe Petroleum’s board has advised the shareholders not to act upon it, deeming the offer opportunistic and one undervaluing Faroe Petroleum.North Sea-focused Faroe on Wednesday, prior to DNO’s mandatory offer announcement, reiterated its stance that the 152p offer was not good enough.It cited an independent expert GCA’s view which updated its analysis to reflect the current oil price environment and latest drilling results including for Brasse. ,According to Faroe, GCA concluded that “the value of Faroe’s oil and gas assets more reflective of current (late December 2018) market oil pricing is in the range of US$879 million – US$1,076 million.”“The Board believes that GCA’s independent valuation further reinforces its view that the Offer is opportunistic and substantially undervalues Faroe,” Faroe said.John Bentley, Non-Executive Chairman of Faroe, commented: “GCA’s independent valuation clearly supports our view that DNO’s Offer substantially undervalues Faroe. Its valuation of Faroe’s oil and gas assets implies a value per share for Faroe in the range of 186p to 225p per share representing a 22%-48% premium respectively to DNO’s Offer price.”Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

  • IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods have a dozen dates at Idaho’s Atomic Motor Raceway

    first_imgATOMIC CITY, Idaho – A dozen dates for two IMCA divisions are on the schedule this season at Atomic Motor Raceway.The 1/3-mile clay oval at Atomic City hosts Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, with the first Friday-Saturday doubleheader of 2016 set for June 17 and 18.Both sanctioned divisions most recently ran at Atomic in 2014. The track was idle last year before be­ing purchased by Blake Lyle. Vickie O’Haro will be the promoter and a race director will be hired to oversee race night programs.“We love everything about dirt track racing and our big motivation in buying the track is to make racing strong again in southeastern Idaho,” said O’Haro. “We wanted to reopen this track to give drivers in the area more opportunities to race.”“Some people suggested we race once a month but we have such a short season here that doesn’t make sense,” she continued. “We worked with Idaho Falls Raceway and with Sweetwater Speedway (in Wyoming) to make sure our scheduled dates don’t conflict.”IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points, plus Larry Shaw Racing Western Region points for the Modifieds, will also be given for July 8-9, July 22-23, Aug. 5-6, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 23-24 events at Atomic.They’ll be joined by ASCS Frontier Region Sprint Cars in that season-ending twinbill.Work on the front straight wall and pitside seating has been completed and new concession stands will be in place on both sides of the track.Grandstand admission for veterans, active military personnel and seniors 65 and over will be free at Atomic and every Friday show will have a ladies’ night spectator discount.Atomic also introduces a multi-car entry discount this season for family teams with multiple race cars.last_img read more

  • Long haul to West Liberty pays off for IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour winner Abelson

    first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 14) – Chris Abelson had never been to West Liberty Raceway be­fore Tuesday evening’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour event.A thousand dollars richer, the 2015 national champion and new Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fied series point leader was probably already looking forward to his next 5-1/2 hour tow there from his home in Sioux City.“I’d never seen the track before tonight. I’ve never been to West Liberty before in my life,” said Abelson, who took over at the front after leader Justin Kay broke just before midway in the 30-lapper. “It was a long trip for us but after chasing the national deal last year, we want to focus more on special events and races like the Hawkeye Dirt Tour.”“We’re going to chase series points this season and hopefully come away with the champion­ship,” he continued.Kay, winner of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature for Late Models, led through lap 12 before pulling off with motor issues.“I shut it down,” he said, “and tried not to wreck anything worse than it already was.”Abelson lined up outside Jacob Murray on the ensuing restart. Once in front, he took to the top side of the track and ran away from the rest of the field, winning by half a straightaway over Mur­ray.Kelly Shryock advanced 16 places from his starting spot to third. Kurt Kile was fourth and Chris Zogg was fifth. Joel Rust brought the point lead to town and finished eighth; Algona tour winner Brian Irvine was unable to make the call and did not start the feature.Five cautions slowed the first 14 circuits but the rest of the race ran green.Despite threatening weather all around the area, track and IMCA officials made every effort to get the complete race program in.Abelson’s win was his HDT career third.Feature results – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 2. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fer­tile; 4. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 5. Chris Zogg, New Liberty; 6. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 7. Colt Mather, Webster; 8. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 9. Derek Walker, Riverside; 10. Mark Elliott, Web­ster City; 11. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington; 12. David Brown, Kellogg; 13. Matt Stewart, Colum­bus City; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center; 15. Matthew Fulton, Muscatine; 16. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 17. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 18. Austin Moyer, Dubuque; 19. Matt Bodman, Muscatine; 20. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 21. Levi Smith, Donnellson; 22. Dakota Hayden, Wilton.1st heat – 1. Kay; 2. Moyer; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 4. Mather; 5. Zogg; 6. Bodman; 7. Stewart; 8. Hayden.2nd heat – 1. Elliott; 2. Walker; 3. Kyle Brown; 4. Dripps; 5. Marriott; 6. Shryock; 7. LaVeine; 8. Fulton.3rd heat – 1. Rust; 2. Abelson; 3. Murray; 4. Gustin; 5. Kile; 6. David Brown; 7. Smith.last_img read more

  • Fast Shaft’s 15th IMCA program to feature All-Star Invitational, track champion awards

    first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Two of the biggest events on the IMCA calendar shine the spotlight on Axle Exchange again in 2017.In its 15th season of sponsorship, Axle Exchange returns as sponsor of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and furnishes a portion of the purse paid to the 30 Modified starters in the Sept. 8 special during the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Each of those drivers receives a free custom Velocita fire suit and mini replica driveshaft from Axle Ex­change, the Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturer of the Fast Shafts brand of drive shafts.And all IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dicky Parts Center Southern SportMod track champions attending the national banquet in November receive a pair of $25 product certificates. “When the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational had to be rescheduled for Saturday at last year’s Super Nationals because of rain, we missed the opportunity for an autograph session with the drivers,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “However, it did allow us to capture a group photo on the infield stage with them all in their custom Velocita fire suits, and that was an impressive sight. We’re pretty excited to give it another go this summer and bring back that fan interaction with the best Modified drivers in the nation.”Fast Shafts returns to national decal programs for the Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods and drivers in all three of those divisions are required to display two Fast Shafts decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.One hundred and eighteen different drivers from 25 states and two Canadian provinces have taken the green flag in the All-Star main event since the inaugural invi­tational in 2004.Information about Axle Exchange products and services is available by calling 800 622-6617, on Facebook and at the www.fastshafts.com website.last_img read more

  • COVID-19: Ikeme to auction Super Eagles jersey

    first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Former Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is raffling off the shirt from his final Nigeria appearance to help people in the African country affected by coronavirus.The top Ikeme donned in a World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and Zambia – before he had to retire after a successful battle against leukaemia – is up for grabs, with tickets costing £10 each and £800 raised so far. “The funds will help to buy vital supplies for the motherless children and babies in Onitsha and Umunna in south Onitsha (Anambra State).“I will also be looking to support other causes in Nigeria where by the money raised will go directly to the people that need it.”Tags: Carl IkemeSuper EaglesWolvesWorld Cuplast_img read more

  • COVID-19 Update: Florida Surpasses 200,000 Confirmed Cases

    first_imgMiami-Dade County: 47,011 cases-1,043 deaths-Men: 23,316, Women: 23,077-4,175 hospitalizations-2,282 new reported cases since Saturday-5 new reported deaths since SaturdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 2,202,095-Positive: 200,011-Negative: 2,000,088-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 9.1% According to the Department of Health, there were 200,111 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Saturday morning. The number of cases rose by 10,059 from the previous day.At least 3,832 people have died from COVID-19 in Florida, as 18 new deaths were reported overnight. The youngest death recorded in the state is an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County.Palm Beach County: 16,836 cases-542 deaths-Men: 8,324; Women: 8,313-1,914 hospitalizations-687 new reported cases since Saturday-1 new reported death since SaturdayBroward County: 21,239 cases-412 deaths-Men: 10,273, Women: 10,564-2,333 hospitalizations-1,664 new reported cases since Saturday-3 new reported deaths since SaturdayTogether, we can slow the spread. Download our app to take the survey by searching for ‘Stronger Than C-19’ in the Apple App and Google Play stores. pic.twitter.com/w6XTD3Exfe— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) July 5, 2020last_img read more