0 Have your say Celtic were a bigger club than Leicester City 19 years ago when they tempted Martin O’Neill away from Filbert Street to become their manager. READ MORE - Brendan Rodgers set to leave Celtic with Neil Lennon to take charge In terms of stature, size and history, the Scottish champions remain a bigger club today than the one currently sitting in 12th place in the English Premier League and who are on the brink of naming Brendan Rodgers as their new boss.But almost two decades on from O’Neill’s move north of the border, Celtic are simply dwarfed financially by Leicester City.That’s the harsh reality today for Celtic supporters trying to come to terms with the departure of a man who has delivered an unprecedented level of domestic dominance for their club.Back in 2000, O’Neill was able to both significantly increase his salary and fulfil his professional ambitions when he took charge of a club which was close to his … [Read more...] about What does it say about Scottish football if Celtic manager leaves for Leicester?
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Feature 225 // 07 Jan 2019, 22:31 IST SHARE "Aaron Ramsey, we want you to stay", were the chants which emanated from the stands of Bloomfield Road, as the Gunners comfortably brushed aside Blackpool during the weekend. The Arsenal faithful's thoughts were loud, clear and most importantly, didn't carry even a hint of dithering - a striking anti-thesis to their board who's incessant hemming and hawing over their longest serving player's contract has been nothing short of a disconcerting soap opera.How can a club of Arsenal's stature let a player of Aaron Ramsey's quality leave for peanuts? The Welshman's contract saga has been emblematic of how football matters have been handled at the Emirates under Ivan Gazidiz's watch - a leader making mystifying football decisions which reek of profligacy and ultimately, hinder the club's overall progress both on and off the pitch.Allowing this practice of allowing superstar players to run down their contracts … [Read more...] about Opinion: Aaron Ramsey’s departure has to be the last of its kind for Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur believe Real Madrid pose a bigger threat than Manchester United in their fight to hold on to manager Mauricio Pochettino. And, as they battle to keep Pochettino, Spurs have taken a major gamble on the future of Toby Aldeweireld by deciding to extend his contract for a further year, despite a clause that states the defender can leave for £25million in the summer until 14 days before the transfer deadline. United passed up the opportunity to sign Aldreweireld ahead of this season, but have made Pochettino their number one target to succeed Jose Mourinho as their next permanent manager. The Old Trafford club are prepared to pay a world record compensation fee to try to tempt Spurs and are hopeful they could convince Pochettino to take on the biggest job in English football. But sources close to the club claim Tottenham believe Real are a bigger threat to their hopes of keeping Pochettino if the La Liga giants choose to make another managerial change at the end of … [Read more...] about Mauricio Pochettino leaving for Real Madrid, rather than Manchester United, is Tottenham’s biggest fear
Gov. John Hickenlooper preferred to stand up during a chat in his office about what he’s done right and what he’s leaving for Colorado’s next Democratic governor, Jared Polis.His back was sore, he said, from moving boxes of his stuff out of the governor’s mansion — stuff in storage, pretty much, since Colorado’s first family had continued to reside in his private home in Park Hill. Polis and his family will stay put in their mansion in Boulder, rather than living in the free lodging the people provide.“I don’t think I lifted anything heavy,” Hickenlooper said, stooping and stretching. “It was just one too many.”His transition out of office is much the same, one last chore after another as he wraps up running one of the country’s fastest-growing states with a bustling economy — a turnaround while Hickenlooper, by chance or by skill, was at the stern. Joey Bunch: Colorado usually at the front of the pack when … [Read more...] about Hickenlooper leaving ‘strong foundation’ as Colorado governor prepares to pass the baton
0 Have your say Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that midfielder Ovie Ejaria wished to leave the club for “football reasons”. READ MORE - Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton: Candeias goal sends Rangers top of the table The young Liverpool loanee officially left the club on Saturday after two days of speculation following his failure to travel with the Ibrox side for their Europa League clash away to Rapid Vienna.Gerrard, who will look to bring attacking and creative reinforcements to his squad in the January transfer window, expressed his regret at midfielder Ovie Ejaria’s decision to cut short his season-long loan. He would not enlarge on the player’s reasons for wishing to leave.“First and foremost I have to respect the kid and his privacy,” said Gerrard. “Am I disappointed he’s gone? Yes. Do I think it’s the right decision? No, because I think he had an incredible opportunity here.“But I’m never … [Read more...] about Ovie Ejaria told Rangers boss he wanted to leave for ‘football reasons’