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Real Madrid hires Santiago Solari as coach until 2021

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Solari was appointed as the interim coach about two weeks ago to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui and was rewarded with a long-term deal after leading the team to four straight victories, putting it back on track in the Spanish league and the Champions League.The 42-year-old Solari is a former Argentina international who played for Real Madrid in the early 2000s. He had previously coached Madrid’s “B” team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere had been speculation about Antonio Conte and Roberto Martinez as possible replacements for Lopetegui, but Solari gained the club’s confidence — and the approval of fans and players — with his impressive start in charge of the main squad.Madrid outscored its opponents 15-2 in the four matches under Solari. It had lost five of its last seven games with Lopetegui in command, being outscored 13-4. Real Madrid’s coach Santiago Herman Solari runs for a ball that went out of play during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID — Real Madrid is done searching for a new coach.The club said Tuesday it is sticking with Santiago Solari, giving him a permanent contract until June 2021.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Korver, Osman out for Cavs, now down 5 rotational players Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Solari was virtually unknown outside of Spain and few saw him as a front-runner for the Madrid job, but he has always been well-regarded within the club.He got the demanding Madrid fans on his side by making some popular choices early in his stint, including giving more playing time to Vinicius Junior, the young Brazilian who arrived amid high expectations but had been relegated to the “B” team under Lopetegui. The 18-year-old forward played well every time Solari put him in, showing he was indeed ready to be with the main squad.Players who had been struggling under Lopetegui also began thriving after Solari took over. Karim Benzema was one of them, scoring four goals in the four victories under Solari. The French striker had scored only once in the last 10 matches before Lopetegui was fired.The club had registered Solari as its permanent coach on Monday because local regulations prohibit teams from having an interim coach for more than two weeks.Madrid officials had been praising Solari but had not said they stopped looking for a full-time replacement for Lopetegui, the former Spain coach who was fired following a 5-1 loss to Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The club said the decision to keep Solari was made after a meeting of the board of directors on Tuesday.The coach helped Madrid move from ninth to sixth in the Spanish league, four points behind Barcelona. He also put the three-time defending European champions back at the top of its group in the Champions League, tied on points with Roma.Solari helped Madrid win the 2002 Champions League as a player as was involved in the build-up that led to Zinedine Zidane’s superb winner in the final.The former midfielder also played for River Plate, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.He had been coaching Real Madrid’s “B” team since 2016, taking over not long after Zidane left to coach the main squad.Madrid’s next match is at Eibar in the Spanish league on Nov. 24, after the international break.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Convicted cocaine trafficker to know fate next week

first_imgAs the ongoing cocaine trafficking trial of Dennis Jones comes to a close before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Chief Magistrate on Thursday declared that she will rule on the case on Tuesday.Jones, who is being represented by Attorney Eusi Anderson, was invited to lead his defence on the same day set for the ruling.Dennis Jones, 63, of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was charged and remanded to prison in January of this year, for attempting to smuggle to Canada 10.618 kilograms of cocaine in custard/baking powder packages and Banko wine bottles, through the Guyana Post Office Corporation.He was subsequently released on bail following a successful bail application by his lawyer. Jones maintains his innocence before the courts of law.However, the Prosecution in its case pointed out to the court that it is convinced there is overwhelming evidence to convict Jones of the offence when it showed video surveillance footage from the GPOC which shows the defendant in action.When Police ranks went to Jones’s home to arrest him, he was found hiding in the ceiling, the court was told.Police reports indicate that Jones was also in 2012 charged and convicted for trafficking in over 300 kilograms of cocaine in soap powder to Niger, West Africa for which he served time at the Camp Street Prison. Jones was deported from the United States after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: CREDITORS MEETING TODAY FOR FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE

first_imgA CREDITORS’ meeting for bust Buncrana furniture company Flanagan’s will take place at a hotel this morning in Ballybofey.There will also be a creditor’s meeting at the same venue – Jackson’s Hotel – 30 minutes later for a separate limited company trading from the same Buncrana address – New Craft Furniture Limited.The Flanagan’s creditors meeting will take place at 9.30am, and New Craft’s meeting will take place at 10am. Anyone owed money by either company or who has furniture left there for repairs is advised to arrive early.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: CREDITORS MEETING TODAY FOR FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeybuncranaFlanagan’s FurnitureNew Craft Furniture Limitedlast_img read more