Carlo Ancelotti ‘disappointed’ by Arsenal decision to hire Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Arteta is set to land the Arsenal job (Picture: Getty)According to Italian journalist Fabio Santini, talking to 7 Gold’s Il Processo show, Ancelotti had agreed in principle to take over at the Emirates only for Arsenal chiefs to pull back and instead appoint Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe was left ‘disappointed’ by the decision because the Premier League giants were his ‘first choice’ for a new job following his sacking by Serie A side Napoli.It will be Ancelotti’s second spell in English football after a successful two-year stint with Chelsea where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup.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 CityHe has delivered league titles in England, Italy, Germany and France and is a three-times Champions League winner, lifting Europe’s biggest trophy twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid.Arteta, meanwhile, will take charge of a club for the first time.He has served under Pep Guardiola as Manchester City assistant manager since 2016 but is set to return to Arsenal – the club he captained during a five-year stint as a player.Will Mikel Arteta be successful at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Ancelotti is expected to take charge at Everton (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly ‘disappointed’ to miss out on the Arsenal job to Mikel Arteta after holding what he believed to be successful talks with the Gunners.The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan manager is now set to take over as Everton’s full-time manager and both he and Arteta could be in their respective dugouts for the Premier League meeting between the two clubs this weekend.However, Ancelotti was hoping to find himself in the away dressing room at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime rather than coaching the home side. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Dec 2019 3:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Carlo Ancelotti ‘disappointed’ by Arsenal decision to hire Mikel Artetalast_img read more

USA edge Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in World Cup Qualifier

first_imgTHE United States enjoyed a much-needed win over Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to Christian Pulisic, who helped boost the ‘Red, White and Blue’ men’s chance of Qualifying for Russia.The Borussia Dortmund teenager continued to star at international level with a second-half double at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday.Pulisic tapped in the opener before a side-footed finish saw USA to their win in Colorado.The vital victory lifted USA into third in the table in the fifth round of CONCACAF qualifying, while Trinidad and Tobago remain bottom.Bruce Arena made just one change to the starting XI which drew with Venezuela, with Jozy Altidore replacing Bobby Wood up front.The visitors, captained by former Sunderland and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, were in action for the first time since April.USA made the brighter start and went close in the 15th minute through Clint Dempsey, who is a goal behind the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan, as he curled a 25-yard effort just over.The hosts were well on top throughout the opening exchanges and threatened again in the 25th minute.Jorge Villafana found Altidore with a cross from the left, but the forward’s side-footed effort from the edge of the area was straight at goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.Jones went close to opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark, timing his run to perfection but seeing his header crash off the crossbar.Altidore looked lively for USA and he had two good chances, his first header saved by Williams before his second went over the bar.Both teams were dangerous in what was an open and flowing encounter, and USA finally struck in the 52nd minute.Pulisic got on the end of a DeAndre Yedlin cross to tap in the opener – his sixth international goal.Nathan Lewis thought he had produced an immediate response for the visitors but his goal was correctly ruled out for offside, before Pulisic struck the post from an angle.Pulisic deservedly doubled USA’s lead in the 62nd minute thanks to a fine pass from Altidore.Altidore clipped a pass in behind for the 18-year-old, who beat Williams at his near post, to make it 2-0.Wood, who replaced Altidore late in the second half, then struck the post as USA saw out their win, ahead of another massive clash against Mexico tomorrow.last_img read more

Lakers finalize coaching staff

first_imgMoser had worked as an advance scout under Lakers coaches Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown. He had previously served as associate head coach for the D-Fenders, the Lakers’ Development League affiliate. The rest of Moser’s coaching resume also included serving as an advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), Orlando Magic (2007-08), Sacramento Kings (2006-07) and Golden State Warriors (2002-03).Thomas Scott had coached under his father as assistant video coordinator for the New Orleans Hornets (2006-10) and player development coach/video coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-11). Meanwhile, Eyen has compiled 23 years worth of experience as an NBA assistant coach in various capacities, most recently with the Sacramento Kings (2009-2013). Stops also included the Lakers (1989-92), Clippers (1988-89, 2003-09), Milwaukee Bucks (1992-96) an Portland Trail Blazers (1997-2001). Pressey worked under Scott’s staff in New Orleans (2007-2009) and Cleveland (2011-2013). And Madsen appears to have received a promotion after spending last season as one of the Lakers’ player development coach. The Lakers completely rounded out Byron Scott’s coaching staff in exactly 13 days before training camp begins.The Lakers announced on Tuesday that Clay Moser will become one of Scott’s assistants while video coordinator Tom Bialaszewski and video coordinator/player development coach J.J. Outlaw will stay on staff. The basketball operations department also promoted Rondre Jackson to the team’s director of player development after overseeing Club Lakers, while hiring Jordan Wilkes as a basketball operations assistant. Wilkes starred at the University of California (2005-2009) and is the son of Jamaal Wilkes, who played on the Showtime Lakers.It was already reported in this outlet that the rest of Scott’s staff would include assistants Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen as well as assistant/player development coaches Larry Lewis and Thomas Scott, who is Byron’s son.“I’m excited to have completed my staff with a group of individuals who each possess unique skills, but all share my vision for the future of this team,” Scott said in a statement. “Paul is a great basketball mind with vast experience and someone with whom I have worked before, while Jim returns to the Laker family with a proven track record and a tremendous amount of respect around the league. Thomas has worked very hard through the ranks of the video department, player development and the NBA Development League to earn this position. I’m delighted to retain Mark, Clay, Larry, Tom and J.J., who are all highly qualified and have worked tirelessly with our players throughout the summer to prepare for next season. I can say with certainty that our staff is dedicated to upholding the winning culture and tradition of the Los Angeles Lakers.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more