Rafa Benitez was offered Real Madrid job in 2009

first_img Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, someone whom Perez hasn’t spoken to since. “I haven’t spoken to Ancelotti,  I suppose he’ll be in Vancouver,” said Perez on Cadena Ser.  CEST Real Madrid president Florentino Perez revealed that, in 2009, when he returned to rule the club, he offered Rafa Benitez the chance to be the coach. However, the manager decided not to, until he eventually took over this year. “I analysed it and didn’t have doubts to give the team a new impulse. We are glad we did it with a new coach. Rafa Benitez is the best for Madrid at this time. He knows the culture, the values, and is from this ‘house’. 04/09/2015 at 12:45 center_img “We were absolutely convinced we needed a new impetus,” said the chief. “For my part it would have been easier to keep going. Sport EN “I thought of him in 2009 and offered him the job. The circumstances didn’t allow it because he had renewed with Liverpool and couldn’t leave them. Benitez is Spanish, a Madridista.”last_img read more

Kovacic wants to be played in his natural position

first_img CEST 07/10/2015 Upd. at 02:14 Kovacic’s request to play in his natural position comes after Sergio Ramos questioned Benitez’s substitutions in the Atletico game, while Karim Benzema has also appeared unhappy at the frequency with which he is withdrawn from matches. He also explained that he did’t really have a relationship with Roberto Mancini at Inter. “I am not sure whether he wanted me or not,” he said of his former coach. “There was no relationship between us and in the end I was glad to leave.” center_img Sport EN The international break is not going well so far for Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez. After the draw at the Vicente Calderon, problems have began to accumulate for the Spanish coach, the latest coming in the form of Mateo Kovacic.  In quotes ran by ‘Sportske Novosti’, the midfielder has made it clear he wants to play in defensive midfield for his new club. “I prefer to play in a deeper midfield position,” he said. “I have played further forward and on the left wing, and it’s not a bad thing because it has helped me grow… but I think Inter made a mistake moving me around and changing my natural position.”last_img read more

Atletico Madrid confirm the injury to Nikola Kalinic

first_img Nikola Kalinic, jugador del Atlético de Madrid, tiene un esguince articular en el tobillo derecho | sport.es The forward, one of seven players who has not left for international duty hurt himself in training on Friday morning and could not support his foot – he had to be taken off in a vehicle. El Atlético confirma la lesión de Kalinic Jesús Malagón (@86malagon) Atletico Madarid confirmed Friday the ankle injury which Nikola Kalinic suffered in training and said the Croatia striker would have to work by himself and see how the injury develops. The capital club’s medical statement said he had a “twist” in the right ankle, but did not say how long he would be out for. Upd. on 12/09/2018 at 09:13 CEST 07/09/2018 IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Firmino’s stoppage time winner helps Liverpool down Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgRoberto Firmino scored a stoppage time winner as Liverpool kicked off their Champions League campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain.  However, Thomas Tuchel’s side go back into the game before the break thanks to a goal from Belgium international full-back Thomas Meunier.  MATCH FACTS Champions League Anfield, 52.478 espectadores. Firmino hace enloquecer a Anfield con una obra de arte Goles Cüneyt Çakir. TA.: Van Dijk (27′)/Meunier (45′). 3-2 LIV PSG Liverpool IN SPORT.ES Despite trailing, PSG rarely looked like getting back into the game for long periods of the second half but that’s what they did when Kylian Mbapper scored after good work from the generally quiet Neymar. Nil Baños Summer signing Juan Bernat then fouled Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner struck home from the penalty spot woth the game still in the first half.  Árbitro 19/09/2018 PSG Incidencias But Liverpool’s heads didn’t drop and they kept probing for the winner, which arrived when substitute Firmino turned Marquinhos in the penalty area and fired into the bottom corner in the 93rd minute. Last season’s finalists hosted one of this year’s favourites at Anfield on Tuesday and it was the home side who took the lead through Daniel Sturridge.  Areola; Meunier, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Rabiot, Marquinhos, Di María (Choupo-Moting, 80′); Mbappé, Cavani (Draxler, 80′), Neymar. Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, WIjnaldum, Henderson; Salah (Shaqiri, 85′), Sturridge (Firmino, 71′), Mané (Fabinho, 93′). 1-0 M. 31 Sturridge. 2-0 M. 36 Milner (pen). 2-1 M. 40 Meunier. 2-2 M. 83 Mbappé. 3-2 M. 91 Firmino. Upd. on 20/09/2018 at 10:45 CESTlast_img read more

NBA: Jabari Parker signs 2-year $40 Million deal with the Chicago Bulls

first_imgAdvertisement avdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs739iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eiov3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xb05beWould you ever consider trying this?😱8zpy8Can your students do this? 🌚4jbl7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls agreed Saturday to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker an unrestricted free agent, clearing the way for him to join the rebuilding Bulls.Advertisement Parker thanked the Bucks for showing him so much support throughout his four-year professional career. Parker, 23, will return to Chicago, where he was the No. 1 recruit in America out of Simeon High School in 2013.Advertisement Parker, 23, has averaged 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds and shot 49 percent over four seasons. But his Simeon roots aren’t the only thing he has in common with Derrick Rose.The 6-foot-8 Parker has torn his left ACL twice, limiting him to 25 games in his rookie season and 51 games in his breakout season of 2016-17, when he was averaging 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. He returned for the final 31 games of last season and averaged 12.6 points. Advertisementlast_img read more

“He is OK for starting in the first XI,”- Unai Emery on Denis Suarez

first_imgAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs60uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea01hiz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b4pk2Would you ever consider trying this?😱y54Can your students do this? 🌚zvcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez might finally make his first appearance in the starting XI for Arsenal as head coach Unai Emery believes that he is ready to do so. The Gunners take on Newcastle on Tuesday, hoping to continue their five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League so far.Advertisement Fans might finally get to see Denis Suarez in action for the full ninety minutes“He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact. We are going to need everybody, every player for the next matches,” said Unai Emery while speaking to the reporters.The international break helped Denis Suarez improve his fitness levels as he played the full ninety minutes for Arsenal against Al Wasl FC in Dubai. Furthermore, he also set up compatriot Carl Jenkinson for a goal to score the winner of the game which ended 3-2 in the Premier League side’s favor.Advertisement Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League after they slipped out of the top 4. Manchester United beat Watford on Saturday, taking them to 61 points from 31 matches. The Gunners are only a point behind them, having played one less match.As the league has reached its business end, Arsenal cannot afford to drop further points as Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur are on their shoulders to finish inside the top 4. Only time will tell which two of the sides will progress through to the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League and, if Denis Suarez will play a huge role in it.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool wouldn’t sign Ramos even for free – Insider source

first_imgAdvertisement 3p0cNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsabboWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaff2r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 74ccddWould you ever consider trying this?😱b6Can your students do this? 🌚cib5sRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid are having a tough time coping up in the absence of their ex-talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Another influential player who could be on his way out from Bernabeu is Sergio Ramos.Advertisement Ramos’ future remains uncertain after a public bust-up with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez after their 4-1 defeat by Ajax in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. In the wake of Real’s torrid season , captain Sergio Ramos is believed to be headed elsewhere and fans believe it could be Liverpool.Advertisement However , sources have nullified the rumour.“There is 0.0 percent chance of Sergio Ramos playing for Liverpool,” a source is quoted as saying by The Mirror.Advertisement “It has nothing to do with what happened in Kiev last season.“Even if we had won the Champions League final and Ramos had shook the hand of every Liverpool player afterwards we would still have no interest in him.“Ramos just doesn’t fit the kind of profile that Jurgen Klopp is looking for.“We wouldn’t even sign him if he was available on a free.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Money made to go round

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL PARTICPIPANTS at the Pakenham Racing Club’s new home, Racing.com Park, will be competing for extra prize money…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Band of brothers

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT SOMETIMES footy is about more than just wins and losses. It’s often about mateship, togetherness and even…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

New chairman looking forward

first_imgBy Nick Creely The Pakenham Racing Club celebrated its third birthday in style on Thursday 8 March, with Simon Conn…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img