‘Solskjaer making it impossible to be ignored’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is making it impossible for Manchester United to ignore his claims to becoming the club’s permanent boss, admits Andy Cole.The Norwegian was charged with overseeing a rescue mission upon inheriting the reins from Jose Mourinho in December.Those at Old Trafford turned to a familiar face in an effort to salvage a season which was going nowhere. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Solskjaer was handed a deal through to the end of the 2018-19 campaign, with the Treble-winning hero from the club’s past still tied to his post at Molde.He has exceeded all expectations since taking the reins, with eight successive victories collected, and Cole believes the former striker has to be considered a leading contender to take the job full time.The ex-United striker told Sky Sports: “I look at Ole and I see that he is a student of the game.“He was prepared to take in a lot of information and break it down and do what he thought was right with it.“Looking at him, he is always speaking about Sir Alex [Ferguson] and what he takes from him and what he is trying to do with the players.“That’s what the manager used to do with us. He was always talking to us to get the best from us. You can see Ole does that because after every game he is on the pitch with the players. A lot of the modern-day managers are doing that.“Everyone wants to get the best from the players so you have to put your arm around them and show them that they are important to you.“How do you keep your job? You have to win matches. If he continues to do that then nobody can turn around and say you shouldn’t get the job because he hasn’t done X, Y and Z.“If this continues and Manchester United beat PSG [in the Champions League] and win midweek against Burnley then I don’t think you can look any further. He is gaining experience and winning matches and that is what everyone is asking him to do.”Under Solskjaer, United have moved back to within three points of the Premier League’s top four.They are also readying themselves for a last-16 showdown with PSG in Europe and saw a 3-1 victory away at Arsenal on Friday carry them through to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Contracts Awarded for Renovation of 14 Police Stations

They are Annotto Bay Police Station in St. Mary; Mavis Bank, Irish Town, Gordon Town, and August Town police stations in St. Andrew; Tivoli Gardens, Kingston Central, Allman Town, Admiral Town, and Darling Street police stations in Kingston; Maggoty and Pedro Plains police stations in St. Elizabeth; Clarks Town Police Station in Trelawny; and Chapelton Police Station in Clarendon. Story Highlights Another 14 police stations across the island are being renovated at a cost of $195 million as the Government continues to improve the working conditions of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Eight contracts have been awarded to undertake the improvements, which have already started. Works include roof repairs, electrical and plumbing works, infrastructural repairs, termite treatment, refurbishing of bathrooms, improving drainage systems and replacing perimeter fencing. Another 14 police stations across the island are being renovated at a cost of $195 million as the Government continues to improve the working conditions of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).They are Annotto Bay Police Station in St. Mary; Mavis Bank, Irish Town, Gordon Town, and August Town police stations in St. Andrew; Tivoli Gardens, Kingston Central, Allman Town, Admiral Town, and Darling Street police stations in Kingston; Maggoty and Pedro Plains police stations in St. Elizabeth; Clarks Town Police Station in Trelawny; and Chapelton Police Station in Clarendon.Eight contracts have been awarded to undertake the improvements, which have already started. Works include roof repairs, electrical and plumbing works, infrastructural repairs, termite treatment, refurbishing of bathrooms, improving drainage systems and replacing perimeter fencing.The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday (September 11) at the Ministry of National Security’s Oxford Road offices in Kingston.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, in his remarks, said by “providing police officers with updated, fit-for-purpose facilities, we are strengthening their capacity to appropriately represent their office while effectively carrying out their duties in securing Jamaican lives and livelihoods”.“In order to optimise station performance, it is imperative that, among other things, the facilities of the police stations be appropriately designed to ensure efficient operational processes,” he added.The improvements fall under the Ministry’s Project Rebuild, Overhaul, Construct (ROC), which seeks to transform 186 police facilities across the island. Works have been completed on an initial five stations.The 14 police stations for which the contracts were signed are among 25 that are in the process of being rehabilitated, with six close to completion. Another 16 stations are undergoing the procurement process.In the meantime, Dr. Chang appealed to the contractors to produce quality work, and informed that the Government is in the process of procuring a maintenance system.“We are looking at ensuring that we have a proper maintenance programme, so that the officer responsible can monitor what is happening, and work can be done in real time and the stations are not allowed to be rundown,” he noted.In his remarks, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, said the undertaking is part of a wider buildout of police capability and capacity within communities.“This is going to lead to better policing services… and I have no doubt that when my own officers are in these… facilities, that we will actually be in a position to deliver better service… for members of the public who are coming into our facilities,” he said.Project ROC aims to convert all police stations into modern citizen-friendly workspaces, provide officers with a comfortable environment while creating the ambience for citizens to willingly and comfortably engage the police.Under the project, the Government will be spending more than $5 billion to improve the condition of the facilities of the JCF. read more