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Who is Jose Mourinho’s assistant Joao Sacramento at Tottenham?

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has ended his 11-month hiatus in management to take over the reins at Tottenham.He replaces Mauricio Pochettino at the helm at Spurs, who currently sit 14th in the Premier League ahead of the weekend’s fixture against West Ham.3 Joao Sacramento will become Jose Mourinho’s new assistant at TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorYet, with just days to go until his first match against Tottenham boss, Mourinho will have to get his backroom staff in order.The Portuguese coach often picks a familiar team to help him with his duties, but has previously remarked that a change of guard is a possibility.Who is Jose Mourinho’s new assistant coach?No, it is not Rui Faria. It is Joao Sacramento.The Telegraph have revealed that the Lille assistant will join up with Mourinho at Tottenham, following his appointment.Sacramento hails from Barcelos, just north of Porto, where Faria was also born.But rather than remaining in his home nation to learn the trade, he headed for south Wales, attending University of Glamorgan.Sacramento completed degree in sports coaching and a Masters in performance coaching, where he also took on the assistant’s role for uni team.While in Wales, the Portguese coach became a performance analyst intern at the nation’s FA, working under Gary Speed and Chris Coleman, before getting his big break a year later at Monaco in April 2014.His work there saw him help build the foundations to their 2017 title success, having moved to Lille to become assistant coach under Christophe Galtier in the January before.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 himIs Rui Faria joining Mourinho’s backroom staff?Mourinho and Faria have been almost inseparable in coaching since Jose’s early coaching days at Barcelona.Back then, the three-time Premier League winner was serving under Louis van Gaal when his fellow countryman visited Camp Nou for a seminar.The pair clicked immediately, with Mourinho choosing Faria to be his assistant and fitness coach in his first managerial role at Uniao Leiria.Since then, the 44-year-old has been number two at Porto, Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United.But since Mourinho’s sacking from the Red Devils, Faria has made his first foray into senior management with Al-Duhail in Qatar.And they are currently going strong, sitting top of the QNB Stars League table and unbeaten after ten games.With the acquisition of Joao Sacramento, the possibility of a Mourinho-Faria reunion is minuscule at the moment.3 Rui Faria will not be Jose Mourinho’s assistant at Tottenham with the Portuguese coach currently managing in QatarCredit: Getty Images – GettyWho else could be in line for a backroom position?Another regular feature in Mourinho’s staff has been goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro.He has also followed his fellow countryman around Europe, helping to improve the likes of Petr Cech, Iker Casillas, Julio Cesar and David de Gea.But Mourinho has stated recently that he will be finding new members to his staff, with Louro among those missing out.He will instead be replaced by Nuno Santos, also joining from Lille.Venezuelan Carlos Lalin has also been a repetitive figure among Mourinho’s backroom staff, but looks set to stay, with the Telegraph reporting that he will be the fitness trainer.Giovanni Cerra and Ricardo Formosinho are also expected to reprise their roles as an analyst and scout respectively.3last_img read more

In football there is a “minimal” risk of contagion, according to a Danish study

first_img“For me there should be no serious contagion problems in traditional football. Yes, in rugby or American football, where contact is much more common. In soccer there is only short-term body contact, so it is quite safe to play it “, Randrup Thomsen continues. “You have to try not to get hysterical about this issue.”The Divisionsforeningen, which decides on the professional categories of Danish football, is ready to take the study into consideration when resuming the Super League. “It seems very interesting, we will include it in our evaluation,” says the organisation’s director, Claus Thomsen. The Danish League has been stopped since March 11 and is considering returning at the end of May. Many Spanish footballers, and the AFE itself, remain reluctant to return to the competition as long as there is no full guarantee that coronavirus infections will not occur. Science begins to clear doubts, even if theoretically: a study from the Danish university of Aarhus states that the risk of infection during the 90 minutes of the game are “minimal, few”, based on the movements of professional footballers during 14 matches of the Nordic Super League.The study, collected by the scientific media Videnskab.dk, states that footballers pass on average a minute and a half close to another player, at least close enough to get infected if either of them has Covid-19. “The Danish National Board of Health considers it to be considered a relevant contact to be within two meters of an infected person for 15 minutes. So there is no doubt that the time that will pass on a playing field is not critical, least of all in an activity that takes place outdoors “, says Professor Allan Randrup Thomsen of the Department of Immunobiology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen.last_img read more

St Jago will have to fight for win – Laing

first_imgIt wilL be the third meeting between St Jago and St George’s College this season, with the Georgians winning both contests.They meet again in today’s ISSA-FLOW Super Cup semi-final at Sabina Park and St Jago coach, Glen Laing, anticipates a very difficult contest, one in which he believes his players will have to fight very hard to prevail.”They will have to fight, fight. It will be a tough game, because when you play a team twice and it’s a quality team you can expect a very tough challenge,” he said.St George’s won the first meeting 3-2, and in the last game they fired three unanswered goals past the Spanish Town school.Laing noted that it is unlike his players not to score goals and they will be looking to trouble the St George’s net today.”We are designed to score goals based on our attack. We had to give them (players) a wake-up call after the last game. We did some serious talking with them and I expect the perseverance of St Jago to come through,” he continued.Laing declared that the Manning Cup was their prime target, however, he says they will be making every effort to move on to the FLOW Super Cup final as well.”We had STETHS last weekend, and we went through and won that one, so there is no letting up now. We are coming to do the hard work (in semi-final) because we are aiming for the two cups, although the Manning Cup is the one we would prefer,” he added.- Livingston Scottlast_img read more

Troubling Statistics

first_imgThe Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Julia Duncan Cassell, has stated that although 90 percent of Liberians are aware of the benefits of condoms, yet only three out of 10 use it during sexual intercourse.Min. Cassell, who quoted the 2013 Liberian Demographic and Health Survey (LDHS), also disclosed that “only two out of 10 women and approximately 4.5 out of 10 men used condoms during their last sexual activities.” The Min. further stated that, “Among women and men who were reported having multiple sex partners, only 19 percent of women and 23 percent of men used condoms during their last sexual contacts.” She added that because of the irregular use of condoms, which helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy, HIV and AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), “nearly four of 10 girls are pregnant before the age of 19.” The Gender Minister announced these disturbing statistics yesterday when she launched the National Condom Promotion Campaign at the Monrovia City Hall. The campaign is being held under the theme, “Use Condoms, Stay Safe.”These are troubling statistics as Liberia has a very young and growing population a majority of who are below the age of 30.Minister Cassell stated that as evidenced by the statistics, it is clear that women and girls are most unlikely to use condoms during sexual contact. “This is generally due to the fact that women and girls have limited negotiating power during sexual activity in relation to how, where and when the act takes place,” she maintained.“This can be attributed to the socio-economic and cultural inequality that exists between men and women in Liberia,” said Madam Cassell.She urged young and older people who are sexually active and have multiple sexual partners, to use condoms which is a barrier device that may reduce the probability of pregnancy and the spreading of STIs.She stated that the benefits of condom, when used correctly and consistently, have dual-protective capacity, including blocking unwanted pregnancy and STIs. The Min. also stated that the benefits also boost self-esteem and the confidence of its users and promote hygiene after sexual intercourse. Following the Minister, Liberia-Ghanaian-based movie star, Joseph Van Vicker, who is also Goodwill Ambassador for the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), had a pre-recorded video message, especially for the young people. It says, “Use Condoms and Stay Safe.”The Officer in Charge of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Oluremi Sogunro, stated among other things: “Today UNFPA joins the Government and our partners to launch a national campaign with the aim of promoting safe sex by making condoms available to the people.”He said while Ebola is now considered as an STI, condom usage may help prevent its transmission.Dr. Sogunro referred to condoms as “currently the only effectively technology to prevent HIV and other STIs as well as unintended pregnancies,” adding that both male and female condoms are inexpensive and cost effective. Montserrado County Representative Munah P. Youngblood said she was glad that young people these days can be told openly about sex, its implications and the use of condoms.She buttressed Ivorian Ambassador Kapieletien Soro, who earlier stated that it was forbidden in Africa to speak about sex in the open and with young children. Today’s generations are blessed he said because they can openly engage in discussions about condoms and sex so that they can learn, prevent and protect themselves until they are ready.Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Liberia, also urged young people to see condoms as their friends.Meanwhile outside the hall, various health stakeholders set up mini tents and their representatives were enthusiastically distributing the commodity to everyone, including those in vehicles.The mass condom distribution campaign is for six months and will extend to all the 15 counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Government of Canada makes investments in Northern Rockies Regional Airport

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Government of Canada has announced that it will be investing in safety at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.According to the Government, the $356,680 in funding will go towards the purchasing of a new grader which will be used to maintain the runways, taxiways, and aprons.Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, says it is important to invest in airports in order to support economic growth and to maintain the safety for all users.- Advertisement -“Our Government recognizes that local airports are major contributors to the economic growth and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting travel and tourism, local airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. These investments will improve access to safe, efficient and accessible air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.”Funding for the Airport comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.To date, the Federal Government has invested more than $11.7 million in ACAP funding for 15 safety projects at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.Advertisement To learn more about ACAP funding, you can visit the Government of Canada’s website.last_img read more

Huddersfield axe Robins after opening day defeat

first_imgMark Robins has left his position as Huddersfield manager just one game into the new Championship season.The 44-year-old took charge of the Terriers in February 2013, helping them avoid relegation that year and then leading them to a 17th-place finish last term.However, a 4-0 drubbing at home to Bournemouth on the opening day of the new campaign saw Robins and his players jeered by angry fans.And following a meeting with Huddersfield’s board on Saturday, it was mutually agreed Robins would step aside.A statement on the club’s website read: “Following yesterday’s first day defeat, Mark met with the board of directors. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mark and the directors all agreed it would be in the interests of all parties to part company.“Accordingly, Mark’s contract has ended amicably and by mutual consent.“Huddersfield Town would like to place on record its thanks to Mark and wish him all the best for the future.”Town chairman Dean Hoyle added: “Mark has put his all into the job over the past 16 months and has made a big contribution to the club.“He arrived at the club at a difficult time and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship.“Mark’s approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we have seen that come to fruition.“Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a club, will always remain in contact with.”Assistant manager Steve Thompson will take charge of the team during Sunday’s training session, along with first-team coach Steve Eyre. Mark Robins 1last_img read more

Rapinoe sinks hosts, USA set WCup semi with England

first_imgThe USA then soaked up pressure before delivering the knockout blow midway through the second half when Rapinoe turned in Tobin Heath’s centre, although Wendie Renard pulled a goal back for France to set up a tense finish.Jill Ellis’s team held on and go through to a semi-final against England in Lyon next Tuesday as they seek to retain their crown and win a fourth World Cup in eight editions.“We didn’t have the best night on the ball but the focus defensively, and the willingness and the discipline to do what we did tonight is tremendous,” said the 33-year-old Rapinoe.“We were ruthless with our chances, so moving on to the next round, that’s really all that matters. It’s a game that we’ll never forget here in Paris.”The pink-haired Rapinoe has been crucial on the field in this tournament, while dominating headlines off it thanks to her spat with US President Donald Trump over her refusal to attend any post-tournament reception at the White House.She had already scored twice in the win over Spain in the last round and is now the joint top scorer at the tournament with five goals.– French regrets –Meanwhile, France will leave their own tournament with more than a few regrets.Ellis praised the hosts, saying: “That’s a fantastic team we played tonight, and that is the most intense match I have ever been a part of.”French players react to their defeat © AFP / Kenzo TRIBOUILLARDThat will be scant consolation for the French. They were the only team to defeat the USA in the two years leading up to the World Cup but they could not repeat the feat here before an expectant crowd.Coach Corinne Diacre had been set the target of going all the way to the final on home soil, yet that always looked a tall order from the moment the draw was made last December and they were set on a quarter-final collision course with the best team in the world.“It’s a failure in a footballing sense, we can’t hide from that. We are far from fulfilling our objective,” said Diacre.“I hope we at least won people’s hearts tonight and since the start of the tournament.”Only once before had they even made the semi-finals, and for the second World Cup running their adventure ends in the last eight, the same stage at which they went out of the 2016 Olympics and the last three European Championships.Having started this tournament with a first-half blitz against South Korea in the opening game, Les Bleues never really reached the same heights again. Their defeat also means they will not go to the 2020 Olympics.The country’s leading sports daily L’Equipe had called this “the challenge of a lifetime”, and in that context conceding the opening goal so early was a disaster.Alex Morgan was fouled outside the area to the USA left, and Rapinoe’s low delivery went in without taking a touch.While France had lots of the ball without creating many clear chances, Samantha Mewis and Heath both tested France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi just after half-time, and the USA’s second goal arrived in the 65th minute.Morgan and Heath combined down the right before the latter’s ball across goal was turned in by Rapinoe.France did not give up and set up a frenzied finale as Renard evaded her marker to head in Gaetane Thiney’s flighted free-kick nine minutes from time for her fourth goal of the tournament. But the USA saw out the victory.The other quarter-finals will be played on Saturday, with the Netherlands meeting Italy at 1300 GMT in Valenciennes before Germany take on Sweden in Rennes at 1630 GMT.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000USA players celebrate with number 15 Megan Rapinoe after she scored in the 2-1 win over hosts France in the World Cup quarter-final © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, Jun 29 – Megan Rapinoe admitted it had been an unforgettable night after her brace took the United States through to the semi-finals of the women’s World Cup on Friday, the holders beating France 2-1 in Paris to puncture the hopes of the host nation.Rapinoe’s free-kick five minutes into this quarter-final evaded a sea of bodies in the box on its way into the net to stun the home crowd at the Parc des Princes.last_img read more

Leicester Mark II? Celtic secure fairytale Scottish Premiership title victory

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like the standard of the Scottish Premiership, this spoof story is just a jokeThe world’s media has camped out for weeks in Glasgow waiting for the moment when the fairytale would come true. Now it has.Celtic have completed one of the most remarkable stories in the history of football by winning the Scottish Premiership title. Written off at the start of the season, when the bookmakers made the Hoops 5,000-1* to be crowned champions, they secured their first top-flight title (of the calendar year) to complete a fairytale triumph. It is an incredible tale on so many levels, not least the fact that nearest challengers Aberdeen are the last club in the division other than Celtic to have won the league, just 31 years ago.But with the eyes of the world on Glasgow, Celtic secured this most unlikely of sporting triumphs with a 3-2 win over the Dons. ‘If Celtic can do it, so can everyone’ will be the lesson taken from the coronation of Ronny Deila’s team of remarkable underdogs. How has a club that had previously won just 46 league titles, 36 Scottish Cups, 15 Scottish League Cups and a European Cup, in its 128-year history, been able to lift the title this year?That is a question that may now be answered on the big screen, as rumours gather pace that a Hollywood movie will be made, focusing on the story of striker Leigh Griffiths, who just five years ago was languishing in the depths at an English Premier League club.Whatever the reason behind Celtic’s miraculous season, it is an astonishing achievement which has left everyone scratching their heads in bewilderment and clapping their hands in admiration at the same time.Is it the greatest sports upset story ever? Celtic’s unlikely journey to becoming Scottish champions has certainly captivated sports fans worldwide.Nobody believed they could do it, but here they are: Scottish League champions.*Actual odds may have been 5000-1 on. 1 The greatest sporting upset of all-time? last_img read more

Sounds detected; rescuers pick up pace

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The search has focused on the school because of unconfirmed reports that some of the 250 to 300 children and teachers may have sent cell-phone text messages to relatives soon after the disaster Friday. Under the glare of generator-powered lights, a multinational group of troops and technicians used high-tech gear like seismic sensors and sound- and heat-detection equipment alongside shovels and rescue dogs. They finally halted about 3 a.m. Tuesday until daybreak. A U.S. military spokesman said late Monday that U.S. Marines digging at the site had found bodies, but no survivors. “I asked had they received or found any type of survivors, and the answer was no,” U.S. Marine Capt. Burrell Parmer said after speaking to the commander of U.S. forces at the disaster site. The statement discounted an earlier report by Philippine Interior Undersecretary Marius Corpus that U.S. Marines had found 50 survivors. There was no immediate explanation for how the false report had spread. GUINSAUGON, Philippines – Rescue workers refused to give up hope of finding survivors in an elementary school buried by up to 100 feet of mud, digging into the night Monday after detecting what the provincial governor called “signs of life.” Sounds of scratching and a rhythmic tapping were picked up by seismic sensors and sound-detection gear brought in by U.S. and Malaysian forces. “To me, that’s more than enough reason to smile and be happy,” South Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias said. “The adrenaline is high … now that we have seen increasing signs of life.” Still, it was hard to imagine survivors under the wet muck nearly four days after a mountainside collapsed and covered the farming village of Guinsaugon, killing up to 1,000 people. No one has been pulled out alive since just a few hours after the disaster Friday morning. “There is a lot of rubble, a lot of large boulders,” Parmer said. “On some sides near the river, it’s very moist, very soft soil, and you can get stuck up to … your waistline if you’re not careful.” Still, the Marines were eager to discover the origin of sounds detected by seismic sensors. “The farther down we went, the signals grew stronger,” U.S. Marine Lt. Richard Neikirk said as he pointed to a spot under a big boulder. A Malaysian team using sound-detection gear picked up noises, too. “We have a sound,” said Sahar Yunos of the Malaysia Disaster and Rescue Team. “Knocking, something like that.” A rescue dog also stopped three times at one spot away from where rescue workers were digging. There was no visible sign of the school. Rescue workers were digging at two places – one where the school was believed to have sat close to the mountain, the other 200 yards down the hill, where the landslide could have carried it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea set to face battle with AC Milan for £88m striker

first_img1 AC Milan are ready to battle Chelsea for Torino star Andrea Belotti.The striker is a wanted man this summer after finishing the Serie A campaign last season with 26 goals to his name.The Italy international has a release-clause of £88m, but they can only be activated by foreign clubs and as such Chelsea are considered favourites to sign him.However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Milan remain interested in Belotti and have not given up hope of signing him.The Italian club are splashing the cash this summer and they are looking for a marquee centre forward.Milan are tracking Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nikola Kalinic of Fiorentina, but Belotti remains a possibility too. Andrea Belotti in action for Italy last_img

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