Rayo boss Paco Jemez: “Don’t link me with Real Madrid job, they already have a coach”

first_img Jemez also said that he is no closer to signing a new contract with Rayo, with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season. CEST Upd. at 15:09 16/05/2015 “Real Madrid have a great manager and I hope he continues for many years and brings the club a lot of success. When he is not there, and the manager position is vacant, link whoever you want with the job.  “I don’t like being linked with a team that has a manager already. There will be many clubs that end up without a manager, link people with the jobs then.  “I think the same as I always think when I hear rumours about becoming the manager of a team who already have a manager: I don’t want to get involved in that racket,” Jemez said.  “As of today there is no renewal, there is nothing. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow,” he added. The Rayo Vallecano boss was asked on Saturday about the possibility of taking over from Carlo Ancelotti, but was not interested in speculating, insisting the Italian coach deserves more respect.   “Those with a manager, I would prefer not [to be linked with]. It is not a comfortable situation and I think what Ancelotti is experiencing is difficiult.  Paco Jemez says he does not want to be linked with the Real Madrid job because they still have a manager.  EFE “I think it’s a lack of respect. [Madrid] have a manager who has a contract and who I respect. When Real Madrid decide what they decide, or any team decides what they decide, will be the moment for [other managers] to see if they have an opportunity [to be the manager] or not.last_img read more

Spain are first country to have FIVE teams in Champions League

first_img CEST Sport EN Spanish sides have won four of the previous seven Champions Leagues, and have the highest coefficient ranking in Europe. Spain are the first country to have five teams in the Champions League group stages.  Sevilla qualified as winners of the UEFA Europa League last season, the first time the holders of that competition have been allowed entry into this one.center_img Valencia beat Monaco 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off to join Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla in Europe’s premier competition. 26/08/2015 at 13:28 Alvaro Negredo’s brilliant chip helped Valencia on their way in Monaco, and although they lost 2-1 they won on aggregate to seal their place.last_img read more

Real Madrid’s exotic structure doesn’t guarantee success

first_img CEST But Madrid’s title has another curiosity, that is to do with their exotic structure: they’re the only club capable of winning titles of this magnitude without a sporting director. Or better said: with a president that is, at the same time, their sporting director, a plenipotentiary figure without comparison in the world. In 21st century football, complete structures with sporting directors, CEOs, scouts and all types of roles of a more modern corporate structure have spread like wildfire. The fascinating thing about Madrid is that they live in a parallel reality, unconnected from the world’s advances, from Bernabeu to Florentino, always in the hands, as is their tradition, of a one-man, absolutist president.  As the years pass, Real Madrid’s 11th Champions League will become a case worthy of study at the Universities of Football of the future. This success, unexpected a few months ago, has the peculiarity of having been conquered by a manager with just 145 days in charge, who we still know nothing decipherable about as a coach other than his undoubtable results: his most clear concept, taking a chance on Casemiro, is not even his own idea, but Rafa Benitez’s, his predecessor who was marginalised and sacked.  01/06/2016 One of the intrinsic characteristics of Madrid is to have achieved a polite media atmosphere, controlled and with little criticism, which allows them to be safeguarded in the face of a crisis: it’s one of the advantages of authoritarianism. The coming weeks will be vital in understanding how the galaxy will evolve and how the media will react to their victory. Madrid transformed a crisis into the Champions League in record time. But watch out, because we have seen several times how the bad management of success can also lead to failure.center_img Upd. at 10:40 Ernest Folch So much so, that Madrid know nothing of their other directors, who are appropriately hidden behind the president’s curtains: they’re never seen in the media, they don’t talk nor do they have a face, as if their presence could make their majesty uncomfortable. Of course, the victories strengthen their self-esteem, but they also deepen their defects. And the undecima looks to have aggravated further the presidential tics in the White House. last_img read more

Zidane highlights the talent of French star Payet at Euro 2016

first_img “He’s always had the talent, but now at 29-years-old he’s getting the recognition he deserves,” Zidane added, “When he was not in the [French] team he never gave up and is now showing that he’s one of the most important and talented players, not only in France but in Europe. “He can score goals, give assists and is excellent with set pieces.” Upd. at 14:52 The Real Madrid coach spoke about the midfielder – who’s been linked to the Blancos – and acknowledged that Payet would “improve any European team”. CEST 25/06/2016 “He’s had an incredible season with West Ham and is now at the European Championship. He can improve any team in Europe and has everything you’re looking for in an attacking midfielder as a coach. Sport EN Zinedine Zidane has praised the new star of the French football team and West Ham player, Dimitri Payet, who’s becoming a stand-out player at Euro 2016.last_img read more

The Camp Nou Clasico fixture now has a date and kick-off time

first_imgWith over a month to go before the first Clasico of the season, La Liga has confirmed the time it will kick off. Barcelona and Real Madrid meet at Camp Nou on Sunday October 28. The kick-off time is 4.15pm CET, as LFP president Javier Tebas confirmed to Jose Ramon de la Morena on Onda Cero radio show El Transistor. Ramón Fuentes 07/09/2018 It’s not the first time they have played at this time – in 2016-2017 at Camp Nou the teams met at this time, on December 3, 2016. IN SPORT.ES In the week beforehand both teams have Champions League games so Sunday was the obvious choice of day to play. El Clásico Barcelona-Madrid ya tiene horario Upd. on 12/09/2018 at 09:12 CESTlast_img read more

COPE: Real Betis make contact with Getafe coach Bordalas

first_img With Getafe fighting for a Champions League spot, COPE have reported that Real Betis have sounded the coach out with a view of hiring him in the summer.  Betis coach Quique Setien also has a year to run on his contract but there are doubts about his future following a poor run of form.  Bordalas is currently focused on Getafe’s fight for the top four but will consider other offers in the summer, despite having a contract until 2020 and a renewal offer on the table.  Sevilla, Betis’ city rivals, have also been linked with a move for Bordalas. Sevilla have been without a full time coach since sacking Pablo Machin. Joaquin Caparros is currently in charge. IN SPORT.ES COPE: Contactos entre el Betis y Bordalás Jose Bordalas’ extraordinary season in charge of Getafe has not gone unnoticed and the vultures are beginning to circle.  Lluís Bou Upd. at 18:46 CEST 30/04/2019last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 18: Three Lions Slumps Towards Defeat As Belgium Finishes On Top…

first_imgAdvertisement ynazNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8yusudWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez210d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9yyWould you ever consider trying this?😱przCan your students do this? 🌚2741pRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Credits: Getty Images)Advertisement The Red Devils just defeated England for the second time in the history of football as they overcame England 1-0 to finish on top of Group G.Advertisement Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions’ group phase ended in a defeat as they finished second behind Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils. A defeat in this fixture seems quite bad for England as they next face South American Giants Colombia in the round of sixteen while Belgium plays Asian underdogs Japan.It was former Manchester United star Adnan Janzuaj who scored the only goal of the game as the much changed English side cruised towards the defeat. However, despite being ending the game victorious, Belgium were guilty of underperforming as they failed to keep up to the level of game they have shown in recent fixtures.Advertisement Three Lions will now face Group H leaders Colombia as they look forward to qualifying for the quarter-finals while the Red Devils will take on Group H runners-up Japan.  Advertisementlast_img read more

The Final Round of the 3×3 Pro Basketball League to be held in Mumbai…

first_imgAdvertisement 6qocNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1l4cuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E95( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vm2Would you ever consider trying this?😱30ks7wCan your students do this? 🌚btlp4Roller skating! Powered by Firework The finale of the inaugural season of 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL), the first ever FIBA recognized league in India, will be held at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla in Mumbai on 25th and 26th August 2018. The sixth and final round of 3BL will see leading teams Delhi Hoopers, Ahmedabad Wingers and Bangalore Machas fight to establish dominance in the first season. The home team, Mumbai Hustlers were also strong in the fifth round, with a tremendous performance from Bikramjit Gill in the quarter-final match.Advertisement The fifth round held in Bangalore saw the immense success of 3BL among players and fans alike. With Bikramjit’s gameplay and skills, Mumbai Hustlers played incredibly well, but Delhi Hoopers remained leaders in the score charts, followed by Ahmedabad Wingers and Bangalore Machas. Surprise performances were seen from Aizawl Legends and Jaipur Regals as they put on strong fronts against the big teams and this round could be a chance for them to prove themselves. Advertisement  3BL has provided Indian 3×3 basketball players with an opportunity to turn their passions into reality since its inception in June 2018. After emerging as champions of the third round, Delhi Hoopers got the chance to compete against world’s leading 3×3 teams and players in FIBA 3×3 World Tour, Utsunomiya Masters in July.Grassroots level development of 3×3 basketball has been one of the pioneering objectives of 3BL. With the help of star players from various teams, coaching clinics for young students have been conducted in each of the cities 3BL has been in. Since 3×3 basketball has been introduced as an Olympic sport to be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, efforts to increase chances of a medal from an Indian team have been upped.Advertisement  Speaking about the upcoming round, Yoshiya Kato, Chairman, 3BL, said, “This is an emotional yet proud moment for all of us and we are working towards making the final round the best of the season. It has been an incredible journey till date and we are grateful to all our fans and supporters for the success we’ve seen in the previous five rounds. I am certain that 3BL has raised awareness about basketball in India, and we are hoping to introduce more 3×3 basketball opportunities in the future.” Rohit Bakshi, League Commissioner, 3BL, said, “It has been a very exciting season so far and I’m happy to have seen the talent develop and grow over these past few months. India definitely has a lot of potential for a medal at the next Olympics and Commonwealth Games in 3×3 basketball.” Vivek Krishna, Entertainment Director, 3BL said, “3BL is a very entertaining sport and we promise an even more passionate and enjoyable finale. Our supporters have stuck by us through the season and we are thrilled for the final round in Mumbai, the entertainment capital of the country. We will go heavy on entertainment contest on this round with a hip-hop dance-off, dunk performances by international dunkers and a lot more. We are sure the audiences are going to love the finale.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018- India vs. Afghanistan Review: Shahzad ton propels Afghanistan to a tie

first_imgAdvertisement bsjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2tdwk1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esonp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) au57Would you ever consider trying this?😱b85uCan your students do this? 🌚9pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: My KhelAdvertisement The contest between India and Afghanistan, considered dead rubber to many, turned out to be a match for the ages as the sides could not be separated after 100 overs of cricket.Advertisement The fixture began with a huge surprise as MS Dhoni took over the captaincy reigns over Rohit Sharma, who was rested alongside Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal. Deepak Chahar was handed his ODI debut and shared the new ball alongside Khaleel Ahmed.Afghanistan opener Mohammed Shahzad took advantage of the inexperienced bowling line-up as he smashed the ball to all corners of the ground en route to his 5th ODI hundred. Despite pulling things back in the middle overs, the Men In Blue could not stop Mohammed Nabi who notched up a half-century to steer the side to 252-8.Advertisement The new opening pair for India, KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu gave the Blues a perfect start. With both the openers scoring their respective half-centuries, India seemed in for an early finish similar to their early games, but a collapse in the middle order that has hardly been tested this tournament brought the game right down the wire.With wickets falling at the other end courtesy of a few rash shots and poor umpiring, Ravindra Jadeja kept his calm and took the game to the last over with 7 required. Prodigal leg-spinner Rashid Khan took over the responsibility and managed to defend the score by dismissing Jadeja of the penultimate ball of the innings.Brief Scorecard:Afghanistan 252-8 (50 Overs) : (M.Shahzad 124, M.Nabi 64; R.Jadeja 3-46, K.Yadav 2-38)India 252 (49.5 Overs) : (KL Rahul 60, A.Rayudu 57; M.Nabi 2-40, R.Khan 2-41)Man Of The Match: M.ShahzadRead Also:Asia Cup 2018- India vs. Afghanistan Preview: India aim to attain victory over testing AfghansFive international cricket captains in the crosshairs as spot fixing scandal comes to light! Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United announce their pre-season fixture in Australia

first_imgAdvertisement yvNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsakdoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egtw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bWould you ever consider trying this?😱xfk6Can your students do this? 🌚meRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United announced on Tuesday they will take on English rivals Leeds in Australia next year as part of their preparations for the 2019-20 season.Advertisement The two clubs will meet for the first time since 2011 in Perth on 17 July, with United playing A-League side Perth Glory four days earlier. Both matches will be played at the 60,000-seater Optus Stadium. The trip will be United’s fifth to Australia.Advertisement United confirmed their first two fixtures of their 2019 tour schedule will be against A-League team Perth Glory on July 13 before they take on Leeds in the city four days later. “Our pre-season tour is an integral part of the squad’s preparation for the forthcoming season,” said United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.“After what will be a 44-year absence since we last played in Perth we are delighted to be returning to Western Australia to play not just one, but two games — against Perth Glory and Leeds United.Advertisement “As well as preparing for the season ahead, the club will also have the opportunity to engage with our loyal fans in Australia, who last got the chance to see us play in Sydney in 2013.”The Red Devils share a historic rivalry with Leeds and came out on top in the last encounter between the two clubs, securing a 3-0 EFL Cup win in September 2011. Advertisementlast_img read more