World Cup is surely the greatest football tournament in the world that all players would love to appear before they put an end to their respective careers. Deal Confirmed
Only a World Cup competition gives room for all continents in the world to represent their counties in order to compete for the glory. It also gives room for the convergence of World’s best players, managers, scouts and passionate supporters.
The interesting side of any world cup tournament isn’t just the players or coaches on the field of play but the crowd, banters and pundits who energise and motivates players.
Pundits play a huge part to make sure the fiesta is filled with excitements as they analyse, praise, criticize, predicts and tells a little bit of history.
In just 101 days, Russia 2018 World Cup will take over every soccer-loving TV screen as they will stay glue not to miss any action during the tournament.
There is an atmosphere that the much-anticipated fiesta is around the corner as players are returning back to form, coaches, are finalizing their tactics while pundits and TV stations are getting ready for the quadrennial event.
Talking of pundits, one of the best managers in the world José Mourinho has reached an agreement with RT Sport Channel to act as their pundit during the summer World Cup.
According to the Mourinho, he is glad to sign a deal with the TV Channel and he can’t wait for the tournament to begin in other to share his opinion and experience on the screen while analyzing games which are going to be played in the tournament.
RT have also confirmed the deal when they posted a video which captures the Portuguese manager alongside Peter Schmeichel, former Manchester United goalkeeper.
Schmeichel is also set to partner Mourinho as the second pundit for the TV Channel during the tournament which will Kickstart in June this year.
Former Arsenal player was the star of the show after scoring three goals
Former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry was the star of the show after he scored three goals as Germany came from a goal down to thrash Northern Ireland 6-1 at home in their final qualifier for Euro 2020.
Germany had already qualified for the tournament billed to take place in 12 cities across Europe next summer and the win over Northern Ireland ensured that they finished Group C as group winners.
They didn’t have it their way after going behind to a Michael Smith strike in the first ten minutes.
Serge Gnabry produced a smart finish to equalize for the Germans twelve minutes after the seventh minute opener from the hosts.
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His Bayern Munich teammate Leon Goretzka scored two minutes before the interval to give Germany a 2-1 lead.
Serge Gnabry added two more goals in the second half in addition to further goals from the aforementioned Leon Goretzka and Julian Brandt.
The ex-Arsenal forward was able to score his first hattrick for his country before being replaced by Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadeim Amiri for the last ten minutes.
Gnabry now has 13 goals in 13 appearances for Germany with the treble against the Irish team.
It is his second hattrick of the season having scored a treble for his club during the 7-2 mauling of hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho appointed as Tottenham’s manager
Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Tottenham’s new manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, He has sign a contract that will see him become head coach until 2023 season.
Jose Mourinho who had been sacked by Manchester United and was out of work since December intensified over the last few days to become Tottenhams head coach and completed the negotiation in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Jose Mourinho said:
“I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.“
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Tottenham will travel to take on West Ham United and Jose Mourinho will definitely lead them to glory..
Chairman Daniel Levy has this to say
Jose Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, and is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League twice with two clubs, but we strongly disagree if signing Jose Mourinho was at the best interest of the club after failing to win the Premier League title with Manchester United.
Manchester United keeping close tabs on 23-year-old defender
Manchester United said to be keeping close tabs on Leicester City defender Calgar Soyunku who joined the Foxes during the summer.
It was reported prior to the start of season that the King Power outfit bought the 23-year-old from Freigburg to replace Harry Maguire who moved to Solskjaer’s side.
The Turkish international wasted no time before winning a permanent spot in Rodgers first eleven, thanks to his consistent performance at the heart of the defence.
His impressive display so far didn’t just make him a regular stater in Brendan Rodgers’ team, he has equally attracted the attention of United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola.
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According to reports from the player’s country via The Fanatik, the Red Devils are keeping close tabs on him as they seek to improving their defensive record in the second period of the campaign.
The same media source revealed that Solskjaer is willing to pay nothing less than £43m on Soyuncu to beat City in the race for the player.
City manager Pep Guardiola has seen his top defenders suffered from injuries this season and he is now said to be eyeing a possible swoop for the Turkish star ahead of the next transfer market.
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Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is in line to replace Mauricio Pochettino as the Tottenham Hotspur manager according to the latest reports emanating from the British media.
Its no longer news that Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Mauricio Pochettino from his managerial job at the club after leading the 2019 Champions League finalists to a poor start to the present Premier League campaign.
Spurs are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table and they are a long distance away from their target of a top-four finish.
The North Londoners have just 14 points from 12 league games this season and they are in 14th position on the log.
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In addition, they are 11 points adrift of their target of a top-four finish.
According to experienced journalist David Ornstein of The Athletic, Jose Mourinho is in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over their vacant managerial position.
Jose Mourinho has been without a managerial job since being sacked as the Manchester United manager at the end of last year though the Portuguese has been linked with several jobs in the past.
The former Inter Milan and FC Porto man has been touted as the manager for teams like Arsenal, Newcastle United and Benfica.
Who Is Real Madrid Offering As Makeshift For Pogba’s Signature?
Manchester United and Real Madrid obviously have an unsettled transfer business as reporters can’t stop linking Pogba to the Galacticos.
The Frenchman continues to be a focal point for many rumor mongers who believes his days at Old Trafford are numbered.
Just as it is with Pogba, so we have it with Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez as reporters won’t stop linking both players with a move to the Old Trafford Stadium.
Some media sources even reported Bale could serve a makeshift for Paul Pogba’s signature, while another transfer podcasts- especially Spanish media – revealed that James Rodriguez is set to be included in Zidane’s player-plus-cash offer for the former Juventus midfielder.
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However, the latest transfer report emanating from Spain via El Desmarque has it that Madrid President Fiorentino Perez is ready to offer James Rodriguez to the Red Devils in order to see Pogba move to the opposite direction.
James is not having a great time at Santiago Bernabeu this season and the Los Blancos are willing to cut their losses in January.
If this report is to be trusted, then, the Colombia international could be working under Solskjaer’s guide ahead of Gareth Bale who has been a longtime target for the Premier League giants.
Manchester United To Trigger Player’s Contract Clause Despite Long-term Injury
Manchester United injured center-back will be out of contract in the next summer window, and his being linked with a move to a greener pasture.
However, the Red Devils are kicking against losing the player as a free agent and they are reportedly set to trigger a contract extension in his contract with the team.
It’s believed that the player had a mandatory one-year contract extension in his deal when he joined the club three years ago.
With his contract set to expire soon, Solskjaer and his employers are now tipped to trigger the clause by awarding him a one year deal as soon as he returns from his injury layoff.
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Eric Bailly has obviously failed to live up to his billings since he moved to the Theatre of Dreams, no thanks to his recurring injuries.
He has featured in just 50 matches and he’s yet to touch the ball this season, though, that is expected to change whenever he is back from his longterm injury.
However, he must contend with Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire for a spot a the back of the pitch when he returns to full fitness.
Arsenal were linked with the Ivorian’s services last summer but the Gunners should be ready to miss out on his signature, should United successfully convince the 25-year-old into signing the new deal.
One News Manchester United Fans Would Love To Hear
Manchester United are missing the services of some key players due to injury, and one of them is Axel Tuanzebe.
The youngster has become a force to reckon in Solskjaer’s first-team but his development was brought to a halt by injury.
The young defender picked up a knock while warming up ahead of their stalemate with Liverpool last month and he hasn’t returned since then.
However, the good news is that the 22-year-old versatile defender is set to return to full fitness following his post via his Instagram page.
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According to the player, ‘it is time to get back to the pitch’ which means he could return to action before the end of this or early December at most.
Tuanzebe did wonderfully well in the matches he has played for the Red Devils so far this season and he will hope to continue from where he stopped when he is finally fit enough to return to the pitch.
His versatility makes him eligible to feature as a right-back, left-back and a center-back depending on Solskjaer’s tactical approach to games.
Meanwhile, other injured players include Eric Bailly— who is expected to return to action in January, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba who is expected to be fully fit in December.
Again: Roy Keane Slams Declan Rice For This Reason
Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane believes that England international Declan Rice is not good enough and that the West Ham United star needs to improve in some aspects of his game.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane slammed Declan Rice about his recent performances while he was on ITV before the Euro 2020 qualifier with Kosovo on Sunday night.
Roy Keane further said that the West Ham United midfielder doesn’t track runners in his defensive role at the midfield.
The player was on for the entire duration of the game as England ended their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over hosts Kosovo.
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Declan Rice is a top transfer target for Manchester United with recent reports claiming that West Ham United have placed a price tag of £80m on him.
He was linked with the Red Devils and some other major Premier League club but the England international opted to stay with the Hammers.
Apart from Manchester United, Premier League sides like Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were all linked with Declan Rice in the summer.
He joined West Ham United at the age of 14 having been released by Chelsea and he has been a mainstay of the first team in the last two years.