Phoenix partnership excites Doyen

first_imgSimon Oliveira, the managing director of leading entertainment and sporting agency Doyen Global, says its partnership with local football academy Phoenix will help it make the next step in transforming the academy into a world-class institution.Oliveira, who spoke via Skype at the press launch to announce plans by Phoenix to build a state-of-the-art football academy – based on the model of French club Lille – on 14 acres of land in Trelawny at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday, told the gathering that they were very excited about the partnership.incredibly fortunate”We are all very excited about the new partnership. We have a great partner in Craig (Butler). Now we are looking forward to the academy and growing into something good. This is incredibly fortunate, not just for the community. It’s a standard-bearer, which will shine a light on how things should be done and taught anywhere in the world, so we are very excited at Doyen about going the distance,” he stated.”Craig has partnered with Doyen Global for years, and we have stayed with the process until it became a reality. What we have done to professional sport in Europe is bring superior guidance to players and managers in the right way, and our partnership with Craig and the academy is a next stage, and we are proud of this,” he added.Butler is confident that the internationally renown agency, which has managed the affairs of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Alvaro Morata, David Beckham, and Novak Djokovic, among others, will help them make that next step.”Doyen has the experience, and at this time, to be able to partner with Doyen and its partners is helping us make the next step. We have a minimum of 20 elite players, and I myself cannot give them all that they need in terms of management, so we have Doyen,” he added.last_img read more

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Newcastle enter race for QPR target Defoe

first_imgtalkSPORT’s north east football correspondent Graham Courtney claims Newcastle are intersted in QPR target Jermain Defoe.The Toronto forward appears to be on his way out of the MLS side, following Ryan Nelson’s departure.The Super Hoops were thought to be favourites to sign the 31-year-old becasue of the hitman’s connections with Harry Redknapp.But Courtney claims Defoe is also close to Alan Pardew, who managed him at West Ham, and that could see the ex-Tottenham star move to St James’ Park.“Newcastle are the latest side linked to Jermain Defoe,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “There’s chaos at Toronto because they have got rid of Ryan Nelson as their manager.“I know there’s a chance he’ll go to QPR in London but, if there’s one person that he knows really well in football it’s Alan Pardew.“He was the West Ham manager when Defoe was at the club.”last_img read more

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