Arsenal chief ‘dines’ with Jose Mourinho as pressure builds on Unai Emery

first_imgAdvertisement Emery is under increasing pressure at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie criticised Emery last week for failing to communicate his wishes to the squad due to his poor grasp of English.AdvertisementAdvertisementMourinho, of course, has no such problem and the Arsenal board are said to be seeking a manager that can effectively communicate his ideas.Arsenal want a manager who is familiar with the Premier League and who won’t be at a language disadvantage when it comes to explaining what he wants to his players.The board have watched on as Emery has ostracised Mesut Ozil from the first team squad and Mourinho’s relationship with the German is said to be another key factor in the Portuguese’s favour.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil worked with Mourinho at Real Madrid and Arsenal have grown concerned by the fractures in the dressing room that has developed in recent months.Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday occurred against the back-drop of the ongoing Granit Xhaka controversy.Emery allowed the Arsenal team to pick Xhaka as their captain, but the midfielder could now be stripped of those duties after telling fans to ‘f*** off’ in a game last week.MORE: Unai Emery suggests Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become new Arsenal captainMORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after demoralising Wolves draw Comment Mourinho is keen on linking up with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have opened talks with Jose Mourinho over replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates, according to reports.Mourinho has not worked since being sacked by Manchester United almost a year ago and is thought to be keen on replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates.Emery is under increasing pressure at Arsenal and the Times claim the Spaniard has just a few more ‘games of credit’ with the hierarchy at the club.Such is Arsenal’s seriousness about potentially bringing in a new coach, club chief Raul Sanllehi dined with Mourinho last week.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarrySunday 3 Nov 2019 4:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Arsenal chief ‘dines’ with Jose Mourinho as pressure builds on Unai Emery Advertisementlast_img read more

LPGA to allow caddies in carts to cope with extreme heat

first_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 06:29 IST LPGA To Allow Caddies In Carts To Cope With Extreme Heat Players can ride in carts during practice rounds and caddies can use them during the tournament to cope with the extreme heat expected for the ANA Inspiration next week in the California desert LIVE TV First Published: 4th September, 2020 06:29 ISTcenter_img Players can ride in carts during practice rounds and caddies can use them during the tournament to cope with the extreme heat expected for the ANA Inspiration next week in the California desert.The LPGA announced the decision on its website Thursday.Traditionally the first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration was moved from the first weekend in April to Sept. 10-13 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the tour to shut down for five months.Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA Tour’s chief operations officer, said in a memo to players and caddies that temperatures are expected to range from 105 to 115 degrees. Considering this year has been all about health and safety, “we will be allowing caddies to take carts for the week.”“We have consulted with our medical team and feel this is the best decision to keep our caddies safe and healthy during this extreme heat,” she said.Caddies can choose to walk and push carts are an option. The LPGA said players can ride in carts during the practice rounds, but walking is required during the championship.Also, caddies will have bibs instead of the traditional coveralls at Mission Hills Country Club. The LPGA has bought 1,500 cooling towels for players, caddies, staff and volunteers.“This was the date that we needed to play the ANA Inspiration and hold a major,” Daly-Donofrio said. “We’re watching the forecast and know it’s going to be hot. And we do not want to put the health of our caddies at risk. Will it look odd? Yes, especially for a major championship. But we’re not going to sacrifice the health of our athletes or caddies for optics.”Image credits: AP COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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