Pep Guardiola reveals message he sent to Mikel Arteta ahead of Man City vs Arsenal

first_imgPep Guardiola reveals message he sent to Mikel Arteta ahead of Man City vs Arsenal Pep Guardiola previews Man City v ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 27:21FullscreenPep Guardiola previews Man City v Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Marcus Rashford writes passionate letter to MPs pleading for free school meals U-turnMORE: Louis Saha highlights change in Man Utd star Marcus Rashford’s attitude that has made him a ‘proper leader’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Arteta has taken charge at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘It was a joy for me and for all of us to work with him. The feeling I have is he’s happy there and doing an incredible job. ‘I’m looking forward to seeing him. This game belongs to the players, they make the difference. 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 Arsenal‘He knows absolutely everything of us, he was an incredibly important part of our success, he helped us to be who were were and who we are. We are delighted he will come back, especially if he is happy there. ‘We sent a message an hour and a half ago. It was about the wine we are going to drink after the game if social distance allows!’center_img Guardiola is a big admirer of Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)Pep Guardiola revealed he has sent Mikel Arteta a message ahead of their reunion in Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night – asking him about the wine they’ll share after the game! The Arsenal boss worked under Guardiola at Man City before replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates earlier this season and this will be his first return to The Etihad to face his former mentor. Arteta was part of Guardiola’s coaching staff for their back-to-back Premier League title wins over the last two seasons, but they are set to lose their crown to Jurgen Klopp’s dominant Liverpool side this year.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal can speed up that process if they defeat City on Wednesday night – victory for the Gunners would give Liverpool the chance to seal the title in the Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTBut Guardiola and Arteta will put their on-the-pitch rivalry aside after the match and share a bottle of wine – if they’re allowed to!‘I’m so excited to see him, one of the nicest people I ever met,’ Guardiola said ahead of the Premier League’s return on Wednesday night. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jun 2020 2:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch doctors scheme SPH to increase pension rights

first_imgSPH, the €9.3bn occupational pension fund for general practitioners in the Netherlands, has said it will increase pension rights by 3.45% in light of its “favourable” financial position. In addition, it plans to cut its contribution for self-employed participants by 9% to a maximum of €20,910, due to the reduction of the tax-facilitated annual pensions accrual, according to the scheme’s newsletter.SPH has a nominal coverage ratio of approximately 140% and is one of the three best-performing pension funds in the Netherlands.The GPs’ scheme attributed the premium reduction in particular to the increase of the official retirement age to 67, in combination with the new cap of tax-facilitated accrual at a salary of €100,000. However, the pension fund also pointed out that the effects of low interest rates and rising longevity would partially offset the benefit of the reduced contribution.The contribution level for employed and deputy GPs will not change, remaining at just over 17% of the pensionable salary.In SPH’s most recent newsletter, chairman Johan Reesink said the pension fund was satisfied with the Netherlands’ new financial assessment framework (FTK), as it has “increased the solidity of the pensions system and improved its ability to cope with downward shocks”.However, he also lamented the higher interest rates and criticised the assumptions for returns that have been set for establishing contributions and indexation.“Working with assumptions that subsequently turn out to be different has caused a lot of unrest and anger, as well as a strong drop in confidence in the pensions sector,” he said.In other news, the €300m Total Pension Fund Netherlands has outsourced its pensions administration to Aon Hewitt as of 1 January.It cited the “strongly increased complexity of pensions provision” and, in its wake, the “increased vulnerability” of its three-strong pensions bureau.Until recently, the pension fund carried out the administration in-house.Earlier, it had placed its asset management with BlackRock.Total Pension Fund Netherlands has approximately 650 active participants, 270 deferred members and 375 pensioners.last_img read more

TV advertising spend in the UK reached a new high

first_imgTV advertising spend in the UK reached a new high of £5.3 billion (€6.2 billion) in the UK last year, bolstered by a 12.6% growth in video-on-demand revenue.This is according to figures released by advertising trade body the Advertising Association/WARC, which said that TV’s share of overall ad spend in the UK has held steady at 25% over the last decade.The Expenditure Report said that total UK advertising spend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn in 2016, the seventh consecutive year of market growth.In Q4 total UK ad spend reached £5.8bn, a rise of 3.9% year-on-year and the highest grossing quarter on record, according to the study.Digital formats continued to drive growth last year, with internet ad spend up by 13.4% to £10.3bn. Mobile spend reached £3.9bn.“In real terms, after accounting for inflation, UK ad spend topped its pre-recession peak for the first time during both the final quarter and for 2016 as a whole. Forecasts for the next two years indicate continued growth of 2.5% in 2017 and 3.3% in 2018,” according to the report.last_img read more