Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Mourinho is ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Mourinho, for his part, feels he has unfinished business in England following the manner of his departure from Old Trafford and is open to taking charge at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the 56-year-old will not rush into any decision and has long felt a return to Real Madrid was on the cards.Mourinho retains a strong relationship with president Florentino Perez and the pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s position is growing after a difficult start to the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut according to the Times, Mourinho’s entourage believe Arsenal would represent the better choice should the Special One be faced with a direct decision between the two teams.The expectations at the club are not as high as they are in Madrid, while Mourinho would also be faced with winning round supporters that turned against him during his first stint in the Spanish capital between 2010 and 2013.There’s also a belief that Mourinho could eek out more from this Arsenal side than Emery currently is. The Portuguese was full of praise for the Gunners’ front three of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe earlier this season during a punditry stint with SkySports. Jose Mourinho has been advised to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Those closest to Jose Mourinho have encouraged the Portuguese coach to opt for Arsenal instead of Real Madrid as he eyes a route back into management.Reports this weekend claim Mourinho held talks with the Arsenal heirachy over the possibility of replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates.Raul Sanllehi is said to have dined with Mourinho last week to ascertain his thoughts on Arsenal’s squad and what his plans would be for the Gunners.Mourinho’s previous relationship with Mesut Ozil and his public praise of record signing Nicolas Pepe are both said to be pivotal elements of the Gunners’ desire to hire the former Manchester United coach, while they also want a manager with a better grasp of English than Emery.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Mourinho has praised Arsenal’s front three (Picture: Getty)‘I think they are very good players and normally they should be on the pitch all three together,’ said Mourinho.‘I think Aubameyang probably he likes to play in the middle because he feels if he’s in the middle he can score more goals. But maybe he can score as many goals playing on the left. What happens at Liverpool is [Roberto] Firmino drops back, drops in between the lines, and then he gives more space for [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane to attack these diagonals. I would see Aubameyang playing on that left side of Liverpool and scoring a lot of goals.‘At Arsenal, Lacazette doesn’t have that quality, but they have two options. One is to play, instead of like today with three midfield players almost in a straight line, to play how they played in the last 10 or 20 minutes with two [sitting midfielders] and one No.10 that can feed the three without bringing Lacazette in between the lines’.MORE: Paul Pogba reacts to Manchester United’s defeat to Bournemouth Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Michael Francis Senefeld

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Tony Stidham will direct the Celebration of Life at 7p.m. On Friday, a Mass of Christian burial will be officiated by Father Dustin Boehm at St. Michael Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Patty Lakes Senefeld; his daughter, Shannon Senefeld, son-in-law Daniel Stewart, four grandchildren, Alana, Aidan, Declan, and Dylan of Odenton, MD; step-daughters Brandy Johnson,  Jennifer (Lee) Pearson, Kristin Johnson, and grandchildren, Kaiden, Landon, and Stevie, all of Connersville; mother, Frances Senefeld of Brookville; mother-in-law, Sue Lakes of Liberty; brother, John Senefeld of Laurel; three sisters Linda Buchta, Jody (Donald) Webb, Phyllis (Rodney) Richardson, and step-sister, Rhonda Peters (Tom) Novak, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Mary Senefeld and Jerry and Phyllis Schreiber, father Robert L. Senefeld, step-father Robert L. Peters, brothers-in-law Frederick Buchta and Michael Waskewich, and niece Crystal Senefeld. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alpine Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Michael Senefeld.center_img Michael Francis Senefeld was born February 24, 1958 in Connersville to Frances (Schreiber) and Robert Senefeld. He was a 1976 graduate of Brookville High School. Michael married Patty Lakes and she survives. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis. Michael was a member of St. Michael Church in Brookville, then St. Gabriel Church in Connersville and also Alpine Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church.  A competitive sharpshooter, he won 4th place in Indiana State IDPA, State Championship Match in 2013. He was a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), and was very active in Coonhunters IDPA in Batesville, and Oxford Isaac Walton League Ohio IDPA. Michael also loved to spend time with his grandchildren. On March 3, 2016 at the age of 58, he passed away at Reid Hospital in Richmond.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s lacrosse overcomes poor performance at the draw circle to slip past USC, 12-11

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor and Southern California’s Michaela Michael stood at midfield. Sudden-death overtime in the NCAA quarterfinals was about to begin and the two stars were getting ready for the biggest draw of the game.Treanor has been a force in her first full season at the draw circle, leading the country by a wide margin with 197 draw controls coming into the game. She relished the opportunity to be in this clutch situation.“When the game gets down to the wire it comes down to who can get control of the draw,” Treanor said earlier in the season. “You feel that pressure a lot, it’s definitely an added pressure, but it’s nice to have control over that.”But USC controlled the draw. And even though the Trojans came into the matchup as the 26th-ranked team in draw controls, that one marked No. 14 on the game. The Orange only had 11.Entering the game, the No. 4 seed Syracuse (19-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) had won more draws than its opponents in 18 of its 23 games. But SU didn’t find that same success in this matchup. Instead, the SU defense created timely turnovers and found success on the clear and in its transition offense. Those factors helped lead the Orange to a 12-11 victory over fifth-seeded USC (20-1, 6-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) in the NCAA quarterfinals in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was just getting (the balls) on the circle and trying to come up with them as a unit,” USC head coach Lindsey Munday said. “… and Michaela did an incredible job of where we wanted her to get it.”The Trojans won seven draws to Syracuse’s four in the first half. Without as many possessions, against the country’s No. 1 defense, the Orange would have to find a way to salvage as many goals as possible.Syracuse scored just five goals in the first half, but that way came via transition opportunities after a successful clear. SU’s first goal came on a free position. After that, the next four goals all came immediately after the Orange successfully cleared the ball. Three of those four came in less than a minute after the clear, and two of those three came within nine seconds of the clear.“They pressure down so it leaves people open if you can kind of get through their pressure ride,” senior defender Mallory Vehar said. “I don’t think we cleared as well as we’d like to but there were some transition goals which were good.”SU, and specifically Vehar, found success causing turnovers in key moments of the game. Vehar caused a turnover with just over two minutes left in the half and USC leading by one, and it led to the Orange’s tying fifth goal. Soon after the Trojans won the opening draw in overtime Vehar caused another turnover.Syracuse’s defense wasn’t perfect against the Trojans, but it made big plays when it needed to and helped the Orange overcome its lack of success in other areas.“We’ve dominated the draw and lost a game before. It comes down to it’s a lot more than just the draw,” Treanor said. Comments Related Stories Halle Majorana propels Syracuse to 12-11 overtime win against USC in NCAA quarterfinalcenter_img Published on May 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more