Mauricio Pochettino is Bayern’s No1 choice to replace axed Niko Kovac

first_imgBAYERN MUNICH have made Mauricio Pochettino their main priority as they search for a new boss, according to reports.The Bundesliga giants axed Niko Kovac this month and Hansi Flick is expected to continue until the end of the season.1 Mauricio Pochettino is on the radar of a number of top sidesCredit: AFP or licensorsCaretaker Flick masterminded a 4-0 hammering of Borussia Dortmund but Pochettino is being lined up should he quit Spurs, claims The Athletic.A source is quoted as saying: “Pochettino would be the preferred solution.“If he and Spurs end up splitting, which looks likely, Bayern will do anything to get him.”On the other hand, that’s what everyone would do, even Real Madrid and probably Manchester United, who have been aiming at him for a year and a half now.”It’s a very difficult option, but that would be Bayern’s priority.”The report adds that Thomas Tuchel is another frontrunner, while Arsene Wenger was only considered as a caretaker.Pochettino has failed to build on last season’s Champions League final run and Spurs are a club in crisis with several senior players joining the boss in wanting out.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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 & kidsJan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen are all out of contract in the summer and a rebuild is on the cards.Tottenham struggled to a VAR-assisted 1-1 draw with newly-promoted Sheffield United in their last outing before the international break.And they will try to regroup for a clash against West Ham on November 23 before Olympiakos visit London three days later.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”bWMArKDIZ”pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/bWMArKDIZ.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.0/componentLoader.js?114810″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DbWMArKDIZ%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F114810%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FbWMArKDIZ.json”]Son proves he is the ‘nicest footballer in the world’ as Spurs star uses his hands to protect mascot from the rainlast_img read more

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Jamaican to know fate soon

first_imgCocaine in deodorantThe Jamaican who was busted at the Guyana Post Office (GPO) with cocaine concealed in a shipment of deodorant bottles, pleaded guilty to narcotics trafficking on Friday.Easton StapletonEaston Stapleton, 54, admitted to Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts that on August 10, 2016, at the GPO, he was in the possession of 526 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor, Kunyo Sandyford-Thompson informed the court that on the day in questioned, Stapleton attempted to post a parcel at GPO where he first enquired if the parcel would have to be checked by CANU or not. It was indicated to him in the affirmative, which resulted in him picking up the box and exiting GPO.She added that a CANU officer became suspicious, followed Stapleton and intercepted him in the vicinity of Fogarty’s Store. He was directed to CANU’S office at GPO where a search was conducted on the parcel. It was then that CANU ranks found a whitish substance in deodorant roll-on bolls and paper markers. The unrepresented man told the court that he did not post the package since he failed to provide proof of address. He added that he was intercepted by the CANU officer while he was no longer in possession of the package.According to the accused the officer had no right to search him since he did not possess a search warrant. He said that the failure to show proof of address to post his package caused him to discard it in a nearby garbage receptacle. He noted that it is the CANU officer who went into the garbage bin to retrieve the package. Stapleton will reappear in court on August 15 for sentencing.last_img read more

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Driver who asked passenger to “come out” of bus charged

first_imgA bus driver found himself before the courts after he reportedly asked a passenger to disembark his minibus.Christopher Singh, 44, a minibus driver who resides on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD), admitted that on May 24, 2018 at the Route 42 Bus Park, he disturbed the public by not allowing Everton McCullen to travel in his vehicle.In defending himself, Singh noted that the Virtual Complainant entered the bus with a large object that blocked the entrance.He explained to Magistrate Judy Latchman that he requested that McCullen move, but he refused causing the other passengers to walk out of his minibus.Singh further explained that a heated argument ensued and the two eventually ended up at a Police Outpost where the matter was reported.The defendant told the court that he was unaware as to why he was being charged when he was not in the wrong. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf following his explanation.However, in McCullen’s version of the incident, he requested a seat in the bus, but the bus driver refused even though he offered to pay for the seat.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris had no objections to bail, but asked that it be substantial since the defendant was unwilling to attend court. Bail was granted in the sum of $10,000.Singh is expected to make his second court appearance on August 3, 2018 before Magistrate Annette Singh.last_img read more

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Gabriel Jesus gives injury update – and it’s good news for Manchester City

first_img1 Gabriel Jesus was injured by Manchester City teammate Nicolas Otamendi playing for Brazil against Argentina Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will not require surgery on a fractured eye socket inflicted by club-mate Nicolas Otamendi last week.The Brazil international was caught by the arm of the Argentina defender during their friendly in Melbourne on Friday, and the fear was he would need an operation to repair the damage.However, the 20-year-old, who missed two months of the season with a broken metatarsal soon after his arrival in January, has dispelled those concerns and should be ready for the start of pre-season next month.“Yesterday I did a facial resonance, several exams and I have good news! My recovery is going very well and I won’t need surgery,” he wrote on Facebook.“In 15 days I will be reassessed but all signs show that I will be back within three weeks!“Thanks a lot to everyone that sent me messages, who supported me, sent positive vibes and prayed for me.“Thank you to Dr Jorge Pagura, Dr Claudio Lotemberg and Dr Sergio Miranda, for the treatment and attention.”last_img read more

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Everton winger Kevin Mirallas a target for Fenerbahce – reports

first_img1 Is Kevin Mirallas set to leave Everton? Turkish giants Fenerbahce are ready to test Everton’s resolve in keeping hold of winger Kevin Mirallas.The Belgium international is understood to not be part of Ronald Koeman’s long-term plans at Goodison Park and could well be on the move this summer.Mirallas, 29, had to contend with a place on the bench during much of the last campaign with Koeman often choosing to go with youth.And now, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Fenerbahce are keeping tabs on the Belgian’s situation and could be ready to launch a bid.Mirallas signed for the Toffees back in August 2012 and had been an instrumental figure prior to Koeman’s appointment last summer.However, with the Dutchman keen to push several youngsters into the squad, Mirallas could find himself on the fringes, leaving him no alternative but to consider a move elsewhere.last_img read more

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CHAMPIONS! RAPHOE BRING LINDEN CUP BACK TO DONEGAL

first_imgRAPHOE: WINNERS OF THE LINDEN CUPRAPHOE are celebrating tonight after winning the Linden Cup – and bringing it back to Donegal.The local lads travelled to Deramore Park to take on Bangor in the showpiece final, and came away 2-1 winners.The Section One leaders went behind to a Hunter goal early on. But the Donegal lads bounced back to level before half-time before Lecky fired in the winner.More than 100 fans travelled north for the final, but there was general disappointment at the lack of hospitality for what is one of the biggest events in the Ulster hockey calendar. The clubhouse was closed – and there wasn’t a drop of tea to be had. CHAMPIONS! RAPHOE BRING LINDEN CUP BACK TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 1st, 2013 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:bangorCHAMPIONS! RAPHOE BRING LINDEN CUP BACK TO DONEGALhockeyRaphoelast_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE MINORS BLAST THEIR WAY INTO ULSTER FINAL

first_imgMOVILLE’S impressive Minors are through to the Ulster A Championship final after another incredible win on the road on Sunday.The Foylesiders travelled to Belfast to take on Antrim champions St Paul’s – and cruised into an historic Ulster final.They won the Ulster Semi Final by a score of 5-19 to 0-10, an astonishing 24-point winning margin. Moville had led at half-time by 2-09 to 0-07, but really stepped up their attack after the break with Nicole McLaughlin in goal-scoring form. LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE MINORS BLAST THEIR WAY INTO ULSTER FINAL was last modified: November 24th, 2013 by John2Share 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:LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE MINORS BLAST THEIR WAY INTO ULSTER FINALlast_img read more

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DOHERTY, COWAN AND MAILEY ALL SIGN FOR HARPS

first_imgJames Doherty, Keith Cowan and Josh Mailey are the latest players to sign on for Finn Harps for the 2014 Season.They are pictured here with Manager Ollie Horgan and Club Register Chantelle Grant.  DOHERTY, COWAN AND MAILEY ALL SIGN FOR HARPS was last modified: December 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Finn Harps FCOllie Horganlast_img

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SA determined to stay bird flu free

first_img21 October 2005South Africa is internationally recognised as being free from avian influenza and has strict measures in place to maintain that status, the Department of Agriculture said in a statement on Friday following the recent outbreak of bird flu in Thailand.According to the department, South Africa monitors international developments closely and imports live poultry only from countries that have been avian influenza free for the preceding six months.If there is any uncertainty, the country is regarded as infected until proven otherwise.Departmental spokesperson Steve Galane said all imported live birds were tested at origin, quarantined and retested in South Africa.Importation of poultry meat was only allowed from approved processing establishments, he added. Other poultry products such as feathers were only allowed to be imported if treated to inactivate the virus.Other species suspected of being susceptible to avian influenza, such as cats and pigs, are also tested upon importat, although they are regarded as unlikely to pose any risk.The department says it has an extensive surveillance programme in place for all domestic ostriches, commercial and non-commercial chickens to ensure that any possible introduction of the virus into the country is detected without delay.Migrating shore birds are now also monitored to determine if they carry any avian influenza viruses.The Department of Agriculture has a comprehensive contingency plan in place, coordinated with the Department of Health, to deal with any outbreak should it occur, Galane said.Strict bio-security measures are in place on all chicken farms and there is meat inspection at abattoirs to ensure that only healthy chickens are slaughtered for human consumption.South Africa declared itself free from avian influenza on 13 September 2005, a move accepted by the European Union and the International Animal Health Organisation in Paris.This followed an extensive culling operation in which a total of 26 454 ostriches were destroyed as a result of an outbreak of H5N2 notifiable avian influenza in the Eastern Cape in 2004.A countrywide survey was conducted to determine the extent of the outbreak, with a number of positive ostrich farms detected in the Western Cape, although no sick ostriches were seen. Controlled slaughter was carried out in this case.No chickens, either commercial or non-commercial, have ever tested positive for avian influenza in South Africa.Another countrywide survey of domesticated ostriches and commercial and non-commercial chickens, carried out earlier this year, found that there was no bird flu circulating in the country.This made South Africa one of few countries in the world to have successfully contained an outbreak of the virus, Galane said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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