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Pepe says he’s happy to shake Keita’s hand when Madrid meet Roma

first_imgPepe says he will shake Seydou Keita’s hand when Real Madrid face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.  “It is going to be tough and we have to give everything to win it, but the team remains together and we will fight for the Champions League.” “We don’t need to drive ourselves crazy saying we have to win the Champions League,” he said.  Keita also alleges that during that game, after he threw a bottle, the Portuguese international spat at him.  The two sides met once again in a 2015 friendly in Australia and the two players once again did not shake hands.  The 33-year-old also spoke about the club’s desire to win their 11th European Cup, although he insisted it is not the be all and end all, despite it being Los Blancos’ best hope of a trophy this season.   Sport EN Upd. at 15:42 07/03/2016 This time, though, Pepe says he will “shake his hand, I have no problem with that. center_img “With regards to which players we are up against, the most important thing is to focus on ourselves.” He later explained that Pepe had previously called him a ‘monkey’ during a match between Barça and Madrid.  “We want to win it, of course, but we know there are other teams with the same ability as us.  CET In a previous friendly between the two sides in America in 2014, the former Barcelona midfielder refused the Madrid defender’s hand.  “We haven’t forgotten about that game,” Pepe added.  Madrid take a 2-0 lead into the game at the Bernabeu, but will be aware the job is far from done after nearly squandering the same lead at home to Schalke at the same stage of the competition last season.  “[Zinedine Zidane] has told us we have to go out to win, that we must play a serious game. Those will be the keys to achieving success.”last_img read more

Indian football roundup (27/10/2018): East Bengal off to a flying start, Mohun Bagan share…

first_imgAdvertisement 15nyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrdcz5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eva8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1qxhWould you ever consider trying this?😱tnCan your students do this? 🌚8nRoller skating! Powered by Firework Enrique Esqueda announced his arrival in Indian football in style as his two goals made all the difference for Quess East Bengal. The Mexican got his name in the scoresheet at the 9th minute after he connected Lalrindika Ralte’s lofted pass and sailed it past the hapless keeper. NEROCA pressed hard for the equalizer for the remainder of the first half, but the East Bengal defense held their ground firm.Advertisement NEROCA’s Malemngamba Meetei tries to fend off East Bengal’s challengeAfter the two sides came from the tunnel, the 30-year-old stepped up to take the penalty after Laldanmawia Ralte was brought down in the box. NEROCA goalkeeper Mauro Boerchio dived full stretch, but couldn’t stop the shot from going in the back of the net. The scoreline remained 2-0 as East Bengal began their I-League campaign with a bang.In the second I-League game of the day, Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala FC shared the spoils in front of a packed drum-beating crowd in Kozhikode. The Green and Maroons blazed all their guns from the word go and could have taken the lead in numerous occasions. However, they had to wait till the 40th minute to draw first blood after Henry Kisekka headed in an inch-perfect free-kick from Arijit Bagui.Advertisement Mohun Bagan’s Henry Kisseka in a silent celebration after giving them the leadIn the second half, Gokulam flooded the opponent half, and Mohun Bagan’s Lalchhawnkima succumbed to the pressure after his scuffed shot found the back of his own net. Gokulam came agonizingly case to walk away with three points after the introduction of S Rajesh, but Shankar Roy’s heroics ensured the final scoreline read 1-1.In the only ISL game, Mumbai City FC managed to forget their horrendous 5-0 drubbing through the hands of FC Goa and defeated Delhi Dynamos 2-0 comfortably. Moudou Sougou broke the deadlock at the 30th minute when he glided past Marti Crespi to score following a wonderful pass from Arnold Issoko.Advertisement Arnold Issoko’s exuberant celebration after hitting the final nail in the coffin (credits: indiansuperleague.com)The Congolese international was again in the thick of actions when he was brought down by Rana Gharami inside the penalty box at the 49th minute, although the replays showed otherwise. Despite sending the keeper the wrong way, Rafael Bastos failed to convert the penalty as his shot went wide. However, the Brazilian made amends for it at the 70th minute as his defense-splitting pass sent Arnold one-on-one with the keeper whom he comfortably beat and slotted it past an empty net. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports India Show Year-end awards: Top 5 ODI bowlers in 2018

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi8hjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4zufc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cquwifWould you ever consider trying this?😱nwCan your students do this? 🌚8b9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Bowling is an interesting side of the game. Over the years, cricket playing nations having strong bowling lineups had extended periods of superiority in cricket. The ever dominant Windies side of the 70’s and 80’s and the great Australian team of the 2000’s had potent bowling attacks which were instrumental for their supremacy in cricket. Such glory was achieved due to the skills and determination of some extraordinary ODI bowlers.Advertisement Best ODI bowlers of 2018.In One-Day Internationals (ODI), while the batsmen definitely help build good platforms and apply pressure on the opposition by putting up imposing totals, it eventually is the bowling dimension which provides the team with the decisive edge to win matches.2018 has been quite a year for spinners in ODI cricket – six of the top 10 wicket-takers this calendar year and four of the top five are spinners. However, this list doesn’t take just wickets taken into consideration.Advertisement Today, we look at the five ODI bowlers who have impressed us the most this year with their consistent astounding performances.  Advertisement Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)Presently ranked number 2 in the list of ODI bowling rankings by the ICC, Rashid Khan’s jaw-dropping strike rate of 22.2 in 20 matches he played this year gives us an indication of the skill and temperament of the Afghanistan leggie. Rashid has taken 48 wickets this year in only 20 innings, with a very low economy rate of 3.89. He has two five-fors this year and one occasions on which he took 4 wickets. The Afghanistan bowler has been a mainstay for the national team. The 20-year-old outperformed every other bowler of his country in the Asia Cup this year where they had to face the giants like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, he picked up 10 wickets in 5 matches and eventually finished as the joint leading wicket-taker in the entire torunament. Kuldeep Yadav (India) India’s Kuldeep Yadav is second on the list. Kuldeep, a rare breed of chinaman bowlers in the modern day, has revived the art out of its grave. With 45 wickets from 19 innings, and a five-for to his credit, the youngster has had quite the year. Kuldeep along with Rashid Khan and Mustafizur Rahman were joint leading wicket-takers in the Asia Cup. His best performance this year came against England in Nottingham, with Kuldeep taking 6 wickets from his 10 overs and giving away only 25 runs. That bowling performance saw India take a convincing 8-wicket win, and Kuldeep declared Man of the Match for his efforts. Kuldeep ends 2018 in Number 3 on the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings – an all-time career high for the 24-year-old. Adil Rashid (England) English leg-break bowler Adil Rashid comes in at number 3. Playing against India in the final ODI of the three-match series in Leeds, Adil Rashid left everyone stunned with the delivery that dismissed Virat Kohli. He took the important wickets of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina and was adjudged the Man of the Match, as England completely outclassed India in the third ODI. He was crucial for England in their series victory. Since the 2015 World Cup ended, he is the second leading  wicket-taker in ODI cricket with 116 wickets (as of Dec 15 2018) – a stunning stat that shows you the unsung hero that he has been to England’s 50-over fortunes. The 30-year-old, has taken 42 wickets this year from 23 innings, at an economy of 5.41. There is no doubt that he will continue to be one of England’s main aces in the 50-over format heading into the 2019 World Cup. Yuzvendra Chahal (India) For a spinner, especially a leg spinner it is very important to take risks in the shorter formats. That’s what Chahal is good at. Being a former Junior Chess Champion, he  is a clever thinker. He bowls the slower ones, the wrong ones, flights the ball; he makes the batsman attack him and thats what make him different. He never minds if he gets hit for runs and he always looks for wickets. The Indian rockstar is one of the most effective bowlers in the shortest format of the sport. In 17 ODI matches this year, Chahal bagged 29 wickets with best figures of 5/22. Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav spin-duo will be key behind the success of Indian Cricket Team in the World Cup next year. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan) Afghani teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been perhaps cricket’s revelation of 2018. A self-taught cricketer who learnt to bowl by watching YouTube videos, Mujeeb has bamboozled some of the best batsmen in the world since he made his international debut last December and became the first male born this century to play at the highest level. Mujeeb has taken  37 wickets this year in the 20 matches that he has played this year, at an economy rate of 3.84. Mujeeb also became the youngest bowler to claim five wickets in an ODI this year surpassing Pakistan great Waqar Younis. Advertisementlast_img read more

Greek Cup final postponed at request of police

first_imgSaturday’s Greek Cup final between league champions Olympiakos Piraeus and AEK Athens has been postponed at the request of the police.The match was due to be held behind closed doors due to crowd violence that has blighted this season’s competition.However, a nationwide 48-hour strike by various trade unions that began on Friday meant the police did not have the resources to oversee the game.“By a decision from the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Mr Stavros Kontonis, the Greek Cup final has been postponed following a request from the police and the recommendation of the anti-violence committee,” said a government statement.No new date for the match has been announced.The postponement is the latest twist in what has become a farcical Greek Cup saga.Kontonis cancelled the competition after the first leg of the semi-final between PAOK Salonika and Olympiakos on March 2 was abandoned due to a pitch invasion.Fans also hurled flares and missiles before being dispersed by riot police.Kontonis reversed his decision last month after world governing body FIFA and European counterpart UEFA warned the country would be suspended from international football if the Greek Cup did not resume.The competition restarted with the remaining games played behind closed doors for security reasons.PAOK then failed to show up for the second leg of their semi-final and were punished with a heavy fine and a three-point points deduction that will take effect from the start of the 2016-17 league season.last_img read more

Chelsea seal Kante capture from Leicester

first_imgKante’s move to London will bolster a side that failed miserably in its defence last season of the Premier League title, but represents a blow to reigning champions Leicester as they battle to keep together the side that shocked world football.“I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a dream come true for me,” the 25-year-old Kante told Chelsea’s website.“The opportunity to work with Antonio Conte, a brilliant coach, and some of the best players in the world was simply too good to turn down.”Kante, signed for Leicester last summer from French club Caen for a bargain £5.6 million, was a revelation breaking down attacks during his maiden season in England as Claudio Ranieri’s side became shock Premier League champions.He was named on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award – won by Foxes team-mate Riyad Mahrez – but his displays also brought him to the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid.“My first season in English football was very special and now I hope to go on to achieve even more during my time as a Chelsea player,” added Kante, who could have played in the Champions League this season had he stayed at Leicester.“I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and helping the club achieve a lot of success.”Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo called Kante “a perfect fit in terms of Antonio Conte’s philosophies and the style of football he wants to play.“For a player of his age he has already built up a wealth of experience and his exceptional quality will without doubt be a great addition to the team.”Days ago Ranieri, a former Chelsea manager, had told Kante to decide quickly on his future.Kante had a release clause of around £20 million in his Leicester contract, but Chelsea moved to seal his signature by going some way above that.Leicester fans will now be fearful for the future of Mahrez.The tricky Algerian international has also been at the centre of summer transfer speculation but Ranieri does not expect him to leave the King Power Stadium.“I’m very confident with him,” said the Italian this week. “He stays here with us.“He enjoys it and is not a man saying, ‘Coach I want to go’. He is happy.”Jamie Vardy, the prolific striker, rejected an offer from Arsenal earlier this summer to stay at Leicester.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France midfielder N’Golo Kante in action during the Euro 2016 match against Albania at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, on June 15, 2016.PHOTO/AFPLONDON, United Kingdom, July 16 – Chelsea on Saturday announced the signing of Leicester City’s all-action defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante on a five-year deal to become new boss Antonio Conte’s second capture of the summer.The fee for the French international was about £32 million (38 million euros, $42 million), British media said, and comes after Chelsea snapped up Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for a similar fee.last_img read more

Borrowers eagerly await possible Fed interest rate cut

first_img“Customers have told me not to touch their loans until the Fed meets,” said Darin Hardin, owner of San Clemente-based Coastal Hills Mortgage Inc. “People have been assuming for the past six months that rates will be lowered, and nobody wants to make a move until some kind of event happens.” Hardin said his business has been slower in brokering mortgages in California’s Orange County, one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets. New calls for mortgages aren’t coming in as frequently, and those looking to switch to fixed-rate financing from adjustable have been stalling. A cut in interest rates would immediately make fixed-rate mortgages cheaper. Homeowners with lines of credit will pay less, and those “waiting on the fence to borrow” will have reason to pick up the phone, he said. A whole host of other borrowings will also become cheaper as U.S. banks follow an interest rate cut by lowering their own prime rates. For those that qualify, loans spanning everything from automobiles to education will be affected – as will the amount consumers are charged by credit cards issuers. There’s also the psychological impact a rate cut would have on the stock market, where the Dow Jones industrial average has plunged into volatility after hitting an all-time high in July. Traders have been cagey since then, sending the blue chip index bouncing around with triple-digit swings. NEW YORK – Wall Street players aren’t the only ones with a lot riding on whether the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates on Tuesday – Main Street could also see some pretty dramatic benefits. Policymakers are widely expected to decrease short-term rates by up to one-half of one percentage point, a move big institutional investors have been clamoring for in recent months. For the man on the street, a cut would lower credit card bills, make mortgages cheaper and perhaps inject enough confidence into the stock market to revive ailing 401(k) investments. Economists will likely debate until the 11th hour what the Fed will do when it releases its decision Tuesday afternoon. Even those far removed from high finance are nervous about what could be the biggest decision the Fed has made in years. Wall Street pundits have pinned their hopes on a rate cut to stem the choppy market conditions, and send stocks higher. That would bring welcome relief in the short term to individual investors whose stock portfolios have fallen in the process. “The whole thing with the stock market is perception,” said Adam Hewison, president of ino.com, a financial Web site catering to individual investors.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

DDTV: LUNG CANCER VICTIM GERRY ON WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING IN 2014

first_imgThe HSE’s QUIT campaign has launched a new TV advert featuring this emotive message from Gerry Collins who has terminal lung cancer caused by smoking.Gerry and his family have generously volunteered to be part of this new phase of the HSE’s QUIT campaign, in the hope that their story will inspire and encourage smokers to quit.In 2011, Gerry Collins was one of three people featured in the QUIT campaign’s films and TV adverts, telling his story of recovery from tobacco-related throat cancer. In summer 2013, Gerry contacted the HSE to say he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and to ask if this new chapter in his story could form a new phase of the QUIT campaign, which is a partnership between the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society.Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director of Health and Wellbeing, said at a preview of the adverts: ‘Gerry and his family, having reflected on their previous experience with QUIT and the HSE, have allowed us a window into their family life, and into how they are coping with and reacting to Gerry’s diagnosis.“By working with us to create new, hard-hitting TV commercials; discussing his smoking, his illness, his expected death and the anticipated loss to his family; Gerry hopes to inspire other people to quit smoking and help them to avoid the pain of illness and premature separation from their loved ones.’Gerry’s new adverts will be used on TV, radio and online from this week onwards, and the first of these can be viewed here. TV Advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mposl7PnHZw , Online Extended Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1pfiJr6kjcDr. Fenton Howell, National Tobacco Control Advisor, Dept of Health, said: ‘This new campaign was developed following a detailed review of evidence of similar campaigns undertaken around the world, and review of responses to first phase of the QUIT campaign.“This review shows that testimonials like Gerry’s have a track record of being hugely effective in smoking cessation campaigns. Gerry’s unique and profoundly generous offer to create these adverts has given the HSE an opportunity to tell a powerful and impactful story and to help a lot of smokers make a quit attempt.’Gerry Collins, attending the preview event with his family and friends from Greystones where he lives.He said: ‘There were three reasons I decided I wanted to do this – firstly it was for myself, a positive thing for me to invest my energy in while dealing with my cancer. Secondly, I thought it would be good for my family, creating something powerful and meaningful for my kids to look back on. And finally, if even one person stops smoking because of what we’ve done, then it will all be worth it for me.”John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: ‘We are very grateful to Gerry Collins who has shown extreme bravery and generosity in allowing us the privilege of sharing this precious time in his life. I am certain that as a result of Gerry sharing his honest account of being a smoker and the impact smoking has had on his health, other smokers will be moved to take action and finally quit smoking for good and non-smokers will resist the temptation to start.’ You can QUIT – there is help:Thousands of people will make the decision to try to quit smoking this week – or later on this year. We provide a range of free services that have been proven to double their chances of succeeding.· Visit www.quit.ie and sign up for an online QUIT plan· Call the QUITline 1850 201 203 · Join our Facebook support group www.facebook.com/HSEquit (64,000 and growing)· Talk to your GP or pharmacist for help, and also supports and medicationsThings you should know:· Smoking places an enormous burden of illness and mortality on our society, affecting the 800,000 people who smoke in Ireland, their families, and to a costly and avoidable extent, our health service. Smoking is our leading cause of death, heart disease and chronic illness, and accounts for some 5,200 deaths in Ireland every year. Smoking related diseases cost the HSE €1 to €2 billion to care for annually.· The National Tobacco Control Office in the HSE monitors national adult smoking prevalence on a monthly basis, and the current smoking prevalence is 22%, down from 28% in 2007. The most recent Health Behaviour in School Children survey has also shown a reduction in children’s smoking prevalence, down from 15.3% in 2006, to 12% in 2010. While these declines in smoking prevalence represent progress, there is a need to accelerate that progress in order to achieve tobacco free status (smoking prevalence <5%) by 2025. The World Health Organisation recommends that nations undertake a range of regulatory, legislative and public information strategies in order to reduce smoking prevalence.· The QUIT campaign from the HSE and Irish Cancer Society has been in place since June 2011, and is based on local research, expert participation and best international evidence. Our campaign takes stories shared by real Irish people to illustrate the stark fact that ‘1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease’. QUIT has proven to be one of the HSE’s most comprehensive and effective social marketing campaigns, prompting over 480,000 quit attempts and providing support to many thousands of quitters.· Since 2011, Gerry has been one of three great people who allowed their personal stories to lead the HSE’s QUIT campaign. Gerry and two of his children featured in a 30 second TV ad and a longer online film which you can see here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZrw2SKQq4 and on www.quit.ie .· The other stories featured Margaret O’Brien from Kilkenny, who was 17 when her mum Jackie died from tobacco related lung cancer (Watch Margaret’s story here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAUuxBTZ510 ) and Pauline Bell from Wexford, whose husband George died from a tobacco related heart attack at the age of 48. (Watch Pauline’s story here http://youtu.be/6mOVwh4Vyeg )· These adverts have had a huge impact on smokers in Ireland, forming one of the most effective behaviour change public education campaigns that the HSE has ever been involved in. Since the campaign started, we estimate that 480,000 quit attempts have been made in Ireland, more than double the level of quits before the campaign started – and these quits can be directly attributed to the stories told by Gerry, Margaret and Pauline.· Results from QUIT – since June 2011:Visits to QUIT.ie348,000QUITplan Signups24,000Facebook Members64,000QUITline Calls7,000The HSE monitors uptake of all the above support services on an ongoing basis, and since the QUIT campaign began in 2011, average uptake of online support services has more than doubled, with calls the QUIT line remaining steady.· Based on ongoing behavioural research, both in Ireland and internationally, we know that consistently only 5% of all quitters use a support service; most go ‘cold turkey’. Based on the 24,000 people who used our online interactive QUITplan, only one of the range of supports offered, an estimated 480,000 quit attempts have been made in Ireland since June 2011. This is a conservative estimate as a range of other supports, via the QUITline, GPs and Pharmacists are also provided. Most smokers make a number of attempts before finally succeeding, and the more attempts a smoker makes, the more likely they are to quit for good.DDTV: LUNG CANCER VICTIM GERRY ON WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING IN 2014 was last modified: December 31st, 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:Gerry Collinsquitquit smokingTV advertlast_img read more

Premier League Preview Show

first_imgTom Rennie is joined by the former Manchester United, Southampton & Portsmouth midfielder, Alan McLoughlin, to look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League action.Manchester City and Arsenal meet at the Etihad, with the stuttering form of both seeing them fall well behind Chelsea in the title race.There’s a Merseyside Derby on Monday, with Ronald Koeman’s resurgent Toffees looking to put a big dent in Liverpool’s challenge at the top.Plus, West Ham look for back to back wins, Manchester United go to high flying West Brom and plenty more.last_img

Atletico Madrid begin talks with Chelsea over loan move for struggling striker

first_img RANKED 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Latest Football News latest Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Atletico would need to offload players before finalising a deal with Gelson Martins and Nikola Kalinic being linked with moves away from the club.Morata was a consistent goal scorer in Spain before joining Chelsea, scoring 20 goals for Real Madrid in the 2016/17 season.His playing time has been restricted at Stamford Bridge by Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud – and he will be even further down the pecking order if Chelsea, as they hope to do, land Gonzalo Higuain on loan this month. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions revealed BEST OF gameday cracker whoops REVEALED center_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos predicted Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Atletico Madrid have opened talks with Chelsea over a January transfer move for Alvaro Morata, reports claim.The Spain striker has struggled for form in a Blues shirt since signing for £60million from Real Madrid in 2017. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Alvaro Morata has not proven to be a £60m player at Chelsea scrap Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade SORRY Sevilla signed Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi last week, which ended their interest in Morata.It has led to Atletico boss Diego Simeone moving to land the ex-Juventus hitman for the second half of the season.Chelsea want the LaLiga giants to commit to an £8million loan fee with an obligation to permanently buy Morata at the end of the campaign.Spanish outlet Marca reports Morata, who allegedly earns £8million-a-year, is willing to take a pay cut to rejoin the club he spent two years at as a teenager.last_img read more

‘They are legendary within the game’ – Parkinson privileged at Sunderland appointment

first_imgSunderland chairman, Stewart Donald, added: “Phil has a proven track record when it comes to achieving promotion and I’m delighted to welcome him to Sunderland.“During a rigorous recruitment process, it gradually became clear that he was the prime candidate to take the club forward. His CV put him on our short list. His references from within the game set him apart.“I hope that Sunderland fans will all join me in welcoming him to our historic club, as we look forward to an exciting few months.”Parkinson has been named League One manager of the month on seven occasions and has won promotions to League One with Bradford and the Championship with Bolton. Schmeltz Herring calls talkSPORT – one of our funniest EVER callsParkinson said upon his appointment: “It is both a privilege and immense responsibility to be appointed manager of this great club. I’ve been in football a long time now, and Sunderland’s immense history, the passion of its fanbase and its wonderful facilities are legendary within the game.“It’s now up to me to build on the work of my predecessor and deliver the success the fans are so desperate for. This is a good squad of players, and I relish the challenge of working with them to achieve our goal of promotion from League One.”Parkinson joins Sunderland as a free agent, having resigned from his last job as Bolton manager in August amid doubts over the club’s survival.He has also worked for Colchester, Hull, Charlton – who lost in the League One play-offs during his reign – and Bradford. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:29Loaded: 2.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 🔴⚪️ ANNOUNCEMENT 🔴⚪️We’re delighted to confirm Phil Parkinson as our new manager!Full story 👇https://t.co/AV8idZw6Tr— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 17, 2019 Phil Parkinson has been appointed Sunderland’s new manager, the League One club have confirmed.Parkinson, 51, succeeds Jack Ross at the Stadium of Light having signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light.He took his first training session on Thursday morning and will be in the dugout for the first time on Saturday when the Black Cats visit second-place Wycombe.center_img LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2last_img read more