Connect with us

Sport

EPL: Watford appoint Forest Green coach Edwards to succeed Hodgson

Published

on

Watford have appointed Forest Green Rovers coach Rob Edwards as their new manager following the conclusion of this season, the relegated Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Edwards will succeed Roy Hodgson who joined Watford on a short term contract in January but failed to keep them in the top flight, with their demotion to the second-tier Championship sealed this past weekend following a defeat by Crystal Palace.

“Rob had a contractual provision allowing him to leave Forest Green Rovers at any time to discuss employment opportunities at other clubs and the Hornets are delighted to confirm our discussions concluded today,” Watford said in a statement.

However, earlier in the day League Two (fourth tier) side Forest Green said the Englishman was approached by Watford without informing the club.

“We’re disappointed that our support, loyalty and honesty towards Rob has been repaid in this way — with negotiations taking place behind our backs,” Rovers said in a statement.

Read Also: EPL: Man City boss Guardiola rejects criticism from Man City hero Evra 

“We had no contact from Watford, from whom we might expect less, but in any event this kind of behaviour gives football a bad name.

“We thank Rob for all his work at FGR, forgive him the manner of his departure and wish him well.”

Watford, who have had three different managers this season, will finish the season in the bottom two along with Norwich City.

See also  Transfer window: ​Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona spying Mahrez as Man City deal winds down
Hello GPT

Sport

Katie Taylor set to defend world lightweight title

Published

on

 

Katie Taylor will defend her status as undisputed world lightweight champion against unbeaten Argentinian Karen Elizabeth Carabajal at the OVO Arena, Wembley on October 29.

The Irish fighter, who edged out Amanda Serrano in a thriller on points in the first women’s contest to headline Madison Square Garden in April, will put her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles on the line.

She has never before fought professionally on home soil but there was speculation of a bout at Croke Park this year against Puerto Rico’s Serrano or mixed martial arts stars Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg.

However, Taylor (21-0, 6KOs) will instead return to the venue where she made her debut in the paid ranks in November 2016 to take on an opponent who has not fought outside her native Argentina.

REAd ALSO USA Boxing endorses van der Vorst for IBA Presidency

“It’s hard to believe it’s been almost six years since I made my pro debut there so it’s great to go back now and headline,” Taylor said.

“It’s been an amazing journey so far but there are still lots of great fights out there for me and I’m excited about what’s still to come.”

Carabajal, who is promoted by former two-weight world champion Marcos Maidana, has won all 19 fights since turning professional.

“I was very happy when I received the offer to challenge Katie,” said Carabajal, who at 32 is four years younger than Taylor.

“The hard work has paid off. I’m not thinking for a second about giving Katie a win. All the belts will come back to Argentina with me.”

See also  Villarreal dip into own pockets to ensure 3,000 fans travel to Anfield
Hello GPT
Continue Reading

Sport

Full house in Eagles’ camp in Constantine as team looks forward to big clash

Published

on

Super Eagles’ camp at the Marriott Constantine hit the hundred per cent mark on Wednesday afternoon with the arrival of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and defender Ebube Duru.

 

Nigeria champions Rivers’ United left-back Duru was called up following injuries to a number of players including defender Leon Balogun, and joined the team on Wednesday after returning from Liberia where the Pride of Rivers reached the penultimate stage of this year’s CAF Champions League group phase.

 

Team captain Ahmed Musa and forwards Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze are the others knocked out by injuries.

 

Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has approved that the three-time African champions have a training game against Algeria’s ‘B’ squad on Saturday in order to see a number of new and returning players in action, ahead of the official game against the Fennecs (Algeria’s ‘A’ team) in Oran on Tuesday evening.

READ ALSO:Arsenal to reignite interest in Manuel Locatelli

 

The match against Algeria’s ‘B’ squad will start at 5.30pm on Saturday while the official game on Tuesday will commence at 8pm.

 

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defender Kevin Akpoguma, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Chidera Ejuke are returning to the squad after some period out, while midfielder Richard Onyedika and forward Godwin Saviour are joining up with the big boys for the first time.

 

Israel –based goalkeeper Adeleye Adebayo was in the squad for summer’s AFCON qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe but did not see action.

 

Tuesday’s clash will be only the second-ever friendly match between the Fennecs and the Super Eagles, with the two-time African champions edging a clash in Austria in October 2020 by the odd goal.

See also  WATCH: Chelsea 1 vs 4 Brentford | LIVESTREAM | English Premier League | Stream in HD

 

Hello GPT
Continue Reading

Sport

Arsenal to reignite interest in Manuel Locatelli

Published

on

 

Arsenal are re-igniting their interest in Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli. The Italy international snubbed a switch to the Gunners over the summer.Locatelli has since fallen out of favour with Juve boss Max Allegri. Italian outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal are looking at recruiting the Euro2020 winner.
Mikel Arteta was desperate to sign another midfielder during the transfer window but ultimately failed in doing so.
Locatelli could be an option for the Spaniard once the January transfer window opens.

The 24-year-old was understood to have been the subject of interest from Arsenal among other Premier League clubs, but he ultimately arrived at Juventus on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.

As things stand, the Old Lady will fork out a total of €25m (£21.8m) next summer, providing that Locatelli hits various performance-related objectives to trigger the clause to make his stay permanent.

The former AC Milan youngster immediately became a regular in the first XI under Massimiliano Allegri, who has supposedly been left less than impressed with his contribution so far.

According to Calciomercato, Allegri would not be averse to Locatelli making a swift exit from the club next summer after making it clear that the midfielder would drop to the bench if he was blessed with a fully-fit squad.

Allegri is said to have been left disappointed with Locatelli’s inability to “make a difference” in matches so far, and Juve will entertain offers if his form does not improve drastically in the coming months.

The report adds that Arsenal could therefore try again for Locatelli after failing to prise him away from his homeland in 2021, with Mikel Arteta determined to bring a new midfielder to the club.

See also  Villarreal dip into own pockets to ensure 3,000 fans travel to Anfield

Locatelli – who remains under contract at Sassuolo until 2024 for the time being – has three goals and five assists under his belt from 49 games in a Juventus shirt and started 23 Serie A games last season.

Paul Pogba’s serious knee injury saw Locatelli start his side’s first five games of the new Serie A season, but he has missed their recent clashes with Salernitana and Monza due to an issue of his own.

READ ALSO​EPL: Arsenal loanee Balogun making the best of Reims adventure

Locatelli has also missed out on a place in Italy’s squad for September’s Nations League games due to his injury, and Arsenal boss Arteta has been dealing with a number of similar problems in the midfield area recently.

Hello GPT
Continue Reading

Recently Posted

Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Friday September 23 2022 Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Friday September 23 2022
Jobs1 day ago

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Saturday, September 24, 2022

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Saturday, September 24, 202 Today we will be...

Google for Africa 2022 Event October 5 2022 October 7 2022 | Opportunities For Africans Google for Africa 2022 Event October 5 2022 October 7 2022 | Opportunities For Africans
Scholarships2 days ago

Google for Africa 2022 Event – October 5, 2022 – October 7, 2022 | Opportunities For Africans

Google for Africa 2022 Event – October 5, 2022 – October 7, 2022 | Opportunities For Africans The Google for...

Apply For Airtel Young Leadership Program 20222023 For Young Nigerian Graduates Apply For Airtel Young Leadership Program 20222023 For Young Nigerian Graduates
Scholarships2 days ago

Apply For Airtel Young Leadership Program 2022/2023 For Young Nigerian Graduates

Apply For Airtel Young Leadership Program 2022/2023 For Young Nigerian Graduates Application Deadline: September 30, 2022. Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks...

Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Friday September 23 2022 Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Friday September 23 2022
Jobs3 days ago

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Friday, September 23, 2022

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Friday, September 23, 2022 Today we will be...

Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Wednesday September 21 2022 Npower Latest News On Payment of July August September Stipends Today Wednesday September 21 2022
Jobs4 days ago

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Npower Latest News On Payment of July, August & September Stipends Today Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 The eagerly anticipated Npower...

NGC List Of Shortlisted Candidates 20222023 Is Out | NGC PDF Final List NGC List Of Shortlisted Candidates 20222023 Is Out | NGC PDF Final List
Jobs4 days ago

NGC List Of Shortlisted Candidates 2022/2023 Is Out | NGC PDF Final List

NGC List Of Shortlisted Candidates 2022/2023 Is Out | NGC PDF Final List Do you want to check the Nigeria...

NAPTIN Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal | wwnaptingovng NAPTIN Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal | wwnaptingovng
Jobs4 days ago

NAPTIN Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal | ww.naptin.gov.ng

NAPTIN Recruitment 2022 Application Form Portal | ww.naptin.gov.ng NAPTIN Recruitment: Are you googling your phone searching for a job? if...

NJC Recruitment 20222023 Application Form Portal | wwwnjcgovng NJC Recruitment 20222023 Application Form Portal | wwwnjcgovng
Jobs4 days ago

NJC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Form Portal | www.njc.gov.ng

NJC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Form Portal | www.njc.gov.ng This informs all job seekers that the  National judicial council recruitment is...

FRC Recruitment 20222023 Application Form Portal | wwwfrcgovng FRC Recruitment 20222023 Application Form Portal | wwwfrcgovng
Jobs4 days ago

FRC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Form Portal | www.frc.gov.ng

FRC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Form Portal | www.frc.gov.ng the Fiscal responsibility commission is currently recruiting goof citizens to fill in...

DMO Recruitment 20222023 Form Portal | wwwdmogovng DMO Recruitment 20222023 Form Portal | wwwdmogovng
Jobs4 days ago

DMO Recruitment 2022/2023 Form Portal | www.dmo.gov.ng

DMO Recruitment 2022/2023 Form Portal | www.dmo.gov.ng We are glad to inform you that the Debt Management Office recruitment is...

PENCOM Recruitment 20222023 Form Portal | wwwpencomgovng PENCOM Recruitment 20222023 Form Portal | wwwpencomgovng
Jobs4 days ago

PENCOM Recruitment 2022/2023 Form Portal | www.pencom.gov.ng

PENCOM Recruitment 2022/2023 Form Portal | www.pencom.gov.ng Do you have a desire to work with the National Pension Commission? if...

What Do Basic Industries Jobs Pay In USA | All Best Paying Jobs In Basic Industries What Do Basic Industries Jobs Pay In USA | All Best Paying Jobs In Basic Industries
Jobs4 days ago

What Do Basic Industries Jobs Pay In USA | All Best Paying Jobs In Basic Industries

What Do Basic Industries Jobs Pay In USA | All Best Paying Jobs In Basic Industries What do basic industries...

US Navy Salaries 2022 | Check How Much US Navy Pay Workers US Navy Salaries 2022 | Check How Much US Navy Pay Workers
Jobs4 days ago

US Navy Salaries 2022 | Check How Much U.S. Navy Pay Workers

US Navy Salaries 2022 | Check How Much U.S. Navy Pay Workers For individuals interested in learning how much a...

Breaking News Update4 days ago

Sanwo-Olu Woos Foreign Investors To Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu played the quintessential salesman on Monday, September 19th, 2022 reeling off his administration’s achievements in the...

Jobs4 days ago

Lagos State BECE Result (JSS 3) 2022/2023

The Lagos State Government has released the Year 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Results i.e. JSS 3 results for...

Trending

x