Emmanuel Petit tips Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 10:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Henry has been out of work since he left Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘People may laugh at me but I wouldn’t mind seeing a former player on the bench,’ Petit told Paddy Power.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Is there a former Arsenal great you can call, like Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira? Pick one: there are so many. You even have Freddie Ljungberg already in the dugout.‘Patrick has done a very good job over two years at Nice, though you don’t know what’s going to happen at that club as they’ve just been bought out by Ineos and Jim Ratcliffe. So we’ll need to wait a few months to see what’s going on there.’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 ArsenalRaul Sanllehi, Arsenal’s head of football, last week sent a defiant message to supporters that the club still backs Emery.But Petit believes the club are playing lip service to Emery and that they will be exploring other options.‘What the club came out and said about Emery’s job being safe is not true at all,’ said Petit.‘Everyone knows this the typical official language clubs send out to the press and fans when things are not going well, when they sense tension.‘This is a political answer and most of the time when I hear officials or shareholders talk like this it’s proof for me that they’re already thinking about sacking the manager. It’s the opposite of what they’re saying that might be true.’MORE: Tahith Chong says new Manchester United contract ‘will come naturally’ amid free transfer rumours Unai Emery is fighting for his job at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has tipped Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at the Emirates.The Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches and Arsenal have been forced to give Emery the dreaded vote of confidence.The Spaniard’s overseen a disastrous second term at the Emirates that’s seen Granit Xhaka lose the club captaincy and fans turn against Emery for a clear lack of progress.Despite the public backing of the former Valencia boss, Emery is still being judged by a game-to-game basis .ADVERTISEMENTPetit, though, feels the Spaniard should be sacked and says that one of Vieira or Henry should replace him. Advertisement Advertisement Emmanuel Petit tips Thierry Henry or Patrick Vieira to replace Unai Emery at Arsenallast_img read more

Take a look inside this expansive Mount Ommaney home

first_imgStylish living.“Whenever we have people over it is usually around the kitchen and living area,” she said.Large arched windows in the living areas overlook the garden and greenery and the saltwater pool. 9 Sutherland Court, Mount OmmaneyIT WAS a hard decision for Anne Nance and her husband to move away from their Mount Ommaney home at 9 Sutherland Court. But with four bedrooms on an expansive 1220sq m block it felt a bit too big for the couple.“Our youngest left about eight years ago now,” Ms Nance said. “It was just impractical, we want to do more travelling and the big garden takes a lot of time.”When the family bought it back in 2002 she said it was everything they wanted in a Brisbane property. Perfect for summer.It has more than enough space for most families, with four bedrooms over three levels in an elevated cul-de-sac street.The downstairs area has room for storage of multiple cars under the house.“Right now my husband has a gym down there,” she said. The ground floor is the central area of the home, with a large recently renovated kitchen and living area. A room with a view.They has just moved from the nearby suburb of Westlake, but they wanted something a little bit bigger.“Only one family had lived there before us,” she said.“We had two teenagers and a younger one at the time, so they could have their own space and we could have ours.”The home was built by the previous owner at a time when the suburb was opening up to development. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago A very modern kitchen.There is a covered patio in the backyard that is ideal for outdoor entertaining throughout the warmer summer months. “We just loved it, it really was the perfect family house,” she said. The home is on the market now with a listed price of $1.3 million through Centenary Real Estate.last_img read more

Negative interest rate exemption for Swiss schemes ‘out of the question’

first_imgSwiss pension funds will have to accept negative interest rates on cash holdings or find alternative ways to house liquidity, the Swiss National Bank has warned.Soon after the SNB cut the peg between the Swiss franc and the euro on 15 January, it also introduced negative interest rates for holding banks’ capital.A negative rate of 0.75% was introduced on the deposit account balances Swiss banks hold with the SNB, and banks are now passing the cost on to their clients.In its statement from January, the SNB said it was “lowering interest rates significantly to ensure that the discontinuation of the minimum exchange rate does not lead to an inappropriate tightening of monetary conditions”. However, it also introduced a minimum exemption threshold 20 times the minimum reserve requirements, and each bank has individually set a certain threshold for clients’ accounts, above which negative rates are charged.Christoph Ryter, president at ASIP, the Swiss pension fund association, said this threshold had been “primarily” introduced to “protect retail clients at least partly” from the negative interest rates.But he also pointed out to IPE that “the major part of private people’s assets is not in bank accounts but in Pensionskassen”, which must pay for putting liquid assets into bank accounts.According to a recent survey by Credit Suisse, approximately 6.5% of the assets held by a sample of Swiss Pensionskassen were categorised as “liquid” assets.Applying this figure to the whole of Switzerland’s mandatory second-pillar system would mean that around CHF45.5bn (€37.2bn) is currently held in cash or similar instruments.ASIP recently called for an exemption for Pensionskassen and recommended they be granted accounts at 0% interest with the SNB.Over the weekend, however, SNB president Thomas Jordan told a local radio station that this was “out of the question”.He said the measure of introducing a negative interest rate “can only work if there is no possibility of side-stepping it”.Jordan added that “allowing all participants in the financial market to have a zero-interest account with us would weaken the measure”.Publica, the pension fund for federal employees, already has a special arrangement with the SNB for an account with a minimum 0% interest rate.In its petition to the SNB, ASIP had argued that all Pensionskassen should have the same opportunity, particularly given the fact they are non-profit financial market participants, unlike banks.Ryter said ASIP was disappointed by Jordan’s rejection of its proposal.He said that, while buffers help Pensionskassen to deal with the losses suffered in the wake of the SNB’s shock decision to cut the peg to the euro, persistently low interest rates meant pension funds’ return prospects were “very limited”.He said this, in turn, would put more pressure on reforms such as the Altersvorsorge 2020 package.Find out where the reform package stands now by reading IPE’s latest updatelast_img read more

Dutch roundup: Syntrus Achmea, AGH, NN IP, AZL, Dion Pensions Services

first_imgAccording to the chairman, the pension fund has also decided to leave asset manager Achmea Investment Management, formerly Syntrus Achmea Asset Management, as of 1 July.“Because we invest in US dollars and discount our liabilities against the dollar swap curve, we prefer a dollar-focused asset manager,” Linkels said.He said the pension fund was negotiating with four players, and that Achmea had declined to participate in the tender.In other news, the €300m pension fund of merchant bank NIBC has appointed NN Investment Partners as its fiduciary asset manager.NN IP is to provide strategic advice, liability-driven investment, operational balance management and management reporting.According to the NIBC scheme, it considered NN IP as a “sparring partner”, tasked with assisting the scheme’s board in seeking the best investment strategy, as well as implementation.Previously, the pension fund contracted out its asset management – in a passive mandate – to BlackRock, investing in the manager’s funds whilst almost fully following the index.Lastly, De Fracties, the €116m company scheme of Dutch food-ingredient company Loder Croklaan, has switched pensions provider AZL for Dion Pensions Services in Hardenberg, which focuses on small and medium-sized pension funds.De Fracties, a scheme with almost 750 participants and pensioners, declined to comment on the switch-over. The €285m pension fund for the Caribbean Netherlands has left Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer for Rijswijk-based pensions provider AGH.Harald Linkels, chairman of the scheme for civil servants, care staff and teachers in Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba, said his relatively small and “exotic” pension fund felt more comfortable with a smaller provider.“We had a good relationship with Syntrus Achmea, but we noticed they focused on standardisation,” he said.“At AGH, we are able to collect the contribution through the pension benefits.”last_img read more

Bulldogs JV Football Team Shuts Out Knights

Rudolf is best in Bethany SportMod main

first_imgR.J. Dishong used a front row starting position to take the lead and appear to be set for the Satur­day win until a caution bunched the field back up. On the mid-race restart, Rudolf made a daring move on the high side of turn two to take the lead from Dishong. Bowers and James raced hard and clean, putting pressure on each other until James slipped in turn four, allowing Bowers to take the front. Rudolf gradually pulled away from the pack and captured the win. Jeffrey Sears moved to the inside of the track and claimed second with Randy Smith Jr. a solid third. Defending champion Josh Munsen was fourth and Colton Nelson battled back from an early race mishap to place fifth. Chase Rudolf was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner in his first-ever visit to Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley) By Rick Staley BETHANY, Mo. (April 6) – Chase Rudolf has a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature win to show for his first-ever visit to Bethany Speedway. Bowers was not to be denied his own second win of the weekend. James settled for second, Clay Hale bounced back from an early race mishap to capture third with Spriggs ending the night fourth. Dustin Miller, in his first time out in IMCA Modified would impress with a solid fifth place finish. Mike Nichols set a blistering pace and cruised to his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Missouri victory of the weekend. Mich Ross battled his way to a second place showing with Brad Derry impressing with a solid third place finish. A great race ensued for the fourth position as Blake Peeler edged Conner Masoner for the spot. Fans would sense the excitement as IMCA Modifieds took to the track with a loaded field of competi­tors. Richard Spriggs and Jeff James set the pace early, battling back and fourth for the front until Steven Bowers Jr. worked his way through traffic to challenge for the lead. last_img read more

Stuart Air Show Canceled Due to Weather

first_imgThe Stuart Air Show, which was scheduled to go on Sunday despite the rough weather, has now been canceled.A tweet from the air show’s official page says the cancellation is due to safety concerns from heavy rain.The show, which has been scheduled during this time for 30 years, was also canceled Saturday due to inclement weather. Opening day events scheduled for Friday were canceled as a result of a fatal plane crash that killed a pilot who was scheduled to perform in the show.In a social media post on Saturday night, the show announced that Sunday’s air show would be dedicated in memory of local dermatologist Joe Masessa, the 59-year-old pilot killed in the crash. Masessa’s death is the first fatality in the show’s history.last_img

Guyana Cup rematch fixed for January 1 at RSTC

first_imgTHE Jumbo Jet Auto Spares and Racing Stables, in collaboration with the Rising Sun Turf Club (RSTC), will stage its 3rd edition of the Guyana Cup horse race meet on January 1 at the club’s facility, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.Seven races are carded for the day with the feature event being one for horses classified `B’ and Lower over a distance of 1800m and the winner will be rewarded with $1.2M and a trophy. The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will share $1.8M among themselves.Animals classified `F 1’ and Lower will battle over 1400m for the top prize of $400 000 and a trophy.Three-year-old horses will also contest a 1400m race and the winner will receive $350 000 and a trophy.An 1100m race is on the card for Guyana-bred two-year-old horses and the winner will take home $260 000 and a trophy, while horses classified `JK’ and Lower will compete for a $200 000 first prize over a distance of 1100m.Animals classified `L’ and Lower will compete for a first prize worth $180, 00 along with a trophy and they will do battle over 1100m.The top jockey and runner-up as well as the top stable and champion trainer will also receive trophies and other incentives, compliments of Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and the organisers.Entries close on Saturday.Interested race horse owners and trainers can make contact with Fazal Habibula (657-7010 or 232-0232), Donald Lowrie (225-4530) or Compton Sancho (602-1567).last_img

South Florida dominates singles matches, hands Orange loss in team’s first contest

first_img Published on January 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm Syracuse dropped its first match of the season on the road against the South Florida Bulls (1-0) in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday. While the Orange (0-1) won two of its first three doubles matches, the Bulls dominated in the singles matches, winning four of six en route to the 4-3 victory.Syracuse secured the victory in doubles when Maddie Kobelt and Valeria Salazar won the No. 1 doubles game 6-4. That was followed by SU’s Aleah Morrow and Rhiann Newborn winning their match 6-2.Yet the Orange was not as efficient in its singles matches.It started with two of its more experienced players dropping their respective matches. Amanda Rogers dropped her match 6-1, 6-1, and Kobelt was unable to come out with the victory, as well, losing in a third-set tiebreaker, 10-4.SU’s two victories in singles came from Salazar 6-0, 3-6, (10-3) and Newborn 1-6, 6-2, (10-5).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will return to the courts on the road next Saturday against Texas Christian in Forth Worth, Texas. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eye injury could force Lee Purdy retirement

first_imgBritish welterweight Lee Purdy has revealed that a series of eye operations could force him to retire from boxing.Purdy has undergone three operations, with a fourth due at the end of March, after he severely damaged his retina in his defeat to Leonard Bundu in December, and the former British champion has indicated that he could fail the necessary tests to secure a boxing licence with his full sight not guaranteed.The 26-year-old told BBC Sport: “They’ve told me that they’ll get some vision back, but they don’t know how much. I’d love to be able to fight again, I believe that there is more to come.I’m absolutely devastated at the moment. Before the Bundu fight, I thought that if I lose this, that’s it. I didn’t have an excuse after the fight. But in a way, I’m glad that my eye was bad, because I’ve got something to fall back on. Somewhere in that fight, I was fighting with one eye.”But it’s just how good my vision is going to be because I have to pass exams each year. If it’s not good enough to pass the eye tests, that’s career over.”Purdy challenged for the IBF title in May, but suffered a seventh-round loss to American Devon Alexander.last_img read more