Carrick hails Mourinho, Ferguson as managerial ‘greats’

first_imgMourinho will be hoping last weekend’s thrilling 3-2 comeback win against Newcastle sparks a revival after a dismal run of results saw United slip well off the pace in the Premier League and exit the League Cup.Carrick told Britain’s Press Association that the most striking thing about the Portuguese boss was his track record in winning trophies over many years.“He’s managed to win trophies at United,” said Carrick. “We’re striving now to get back to it, but as a manager you can’t hide from the fact about what he’s done. It’s up there with the very best.“Fortunately for me, you look at the best managers over the last 25-30 years. You’re picking the top three, top five — two of them you’d say Jose or Sir Alex are right up there.“I’ve been lucky enough to experience that and take what I can from both of them.”Carrick is hoping to become a manager in his own right and said he was trying to “learn from the great Jose Mourinho at close quarters”.Carrick’s contemporaries Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have already embarked on managerial careers.“You look at Frank (Lampard at Derby) and I know Stevie (Gerrard) has done a year with the younger lads at Liverpool, but he’s gone straight in at Rangers and it looks like it comes natural to them.“I’m in my position as I am at the moment and it feels good for me, so we’ll see what the future brings.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick embraces manager Jose Mourinho as he leaves the pitch at Old Trafford © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 12 – Manchester United coach Michael Carrick says Jose Mourinho is in an elite group alongside Alex Ferguson as one of the greatest managers of the past 30 years despite his current problems at Old Trafford.The former midfielder, 37, took up a coaching role at the end of last season after a distinguished playing career at West Ham, Tottenham and United.last_img read more

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James Blake Retires After 14 Years of Professional Tennis

Photo by www.mpcpoker.com.For 14 years, James Blake carried the torch as the only African-American male of note on the pro-tennis circuit. Monday, he ended his commendable run.Through tears at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Blake said, “Despite the tears, I’m actually really happy about this. I can do it on my own terms. Always wanted to do that. I thought about it a ton this year.”Married and with a child, Blake, 33, prefers family life over professional tennis.“There are so many athletes that say they can never replace that feeling of having that adrenaline rush, but I get more of an adrenaline rush now seeing my (1-year-old) daughter wake up in the morning,” he said. “That’s something that I’m truly looking forward to–being able to spend more time with my wife and daughter.”Blake went to Harvard University before turning pro in 1999. His highest ranking was No. 4 in the world in 2006. He goes into his first-round match in the U.S. Open against Ivo Karlovic ranked 100th.“I don’t kid myself. I know I have had a great career in my eyes, but it’s not one that’s going to go down in the history books,” Blake said. “It’s not one that’s going to end in Newport” — the  Rhode Island home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame — “but it’s one that I’m proud of.”He called helping the United States defeat Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup final in Portland, Ore., as “my proudest moment. . . without a doubt.”Blake won 10 singles titles, the last in 2007. He reached the quarterfinals three times in Grand Slams, all in U.S. Opens. In a riveting match, he lost to Andre Agassi on one of those occasions. The”biggest highlight and lowlight, at the same time,” Blake called it.“Obviously, the U.S. Open was a special place for him. I understand how he would want to end here. You know, I think he still has a lot of great tennis in him, but he’s decided that now is the time for him,” Venus Williams, former World No. 1 Champion, said. “He has a family now, so those are important priorities, from what I hear. He’s ready, so all we can do is support him.” read more

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Government to advance Heritage Tourism in the Bahamas

first_img Related Items:#HeritageTourism, #magneticmedianews, #NationalMuseum Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19th 2017 – Nassau – The new Minnis-administration says that they will be focusing on the country’s heritage tourism potential. Speaking at the recent Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership meeting last Thursday, Prime Minister Minnis said, “Ours is a richly textured culture. Our history, music, food, dance, art, craft and our folkways are distinctly different. We must fully capitalize on our culture and heritage to add a more vibrant visitor experience.” As such, the government’s plans will include restoring and maintaining many of Bahamas’ historic sites; completing The National Museum of the Bahamas; building a Native Food Market to feature local art and facilitating the development of heritage and eco-tours throughout the islands.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, “A Native Food Market will welcome scores of Bahamians and tourists alike.” Adding also, “It will provide business opportunities and allow many Bahamians to sell their goods and products. Just as a previous FNM Administration created Fish Fry and a new Straw Market, my Administration will build a Native Food Market Over-the-Hill. Many cities and countries around the world boast native food markets.”Speaking on the National Museum, Dr. Minnis said, “Cruise ship passengers throughout the world visit museums,” Adding, “Imagine if New Providence can provide more of these experiences?” However, the Prime Minister admitted, “We are nowhere near monetizing the number of cruise ship passengers we have coming to The Bahamas. We can do so through heritage experiences.”The Clifton Heritage National Park in New Providence, Mount Alvernia in Cat Island, The Columbus Monument in San Salvador and plantation ruins on other Family islands are some of the other historic sites to be named throughout the Bahamas. Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munichs trip to Ajax

first_imgBayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injuryThe Dutch winger has been reportedly struggling with an undefined thigh injury for the last two weeks now and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the end of last month.Despite the loss of Robben though, manager Niko Kovac has got his eyes set on three points at Amsterdam tonight as Bayern look to seal top spot on Group E.“The first objective was to progress from the group – we’ve done that,” said Kovac on the club website. “Now we’re in first place and we want to stay there, that’s our objective.”However, the Croatian isn’t taking Ajax lightly who will likely be hoping to snatch top spot from Bayern at their home ground with just two points separating them.“We’re up against strong opposition,” warned Kovac.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They’re a very, very good side. Ajax are a world-renowned name, so it won’t be an easy game. Both teams will be fired up – mine certainly are.”The Ajax-Bayern game will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight at the Johan Cruijff Arena.Here’s our squad heading to Amsterdam! 💪🔴⚪#packmas #UCL #AJAFCB pic.twitter.com/0MgezIj2Im— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2018last_img read more

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