Too many foreigners managing Premier League teams – Giggs

first_img(REUTERS) – There are too many foreign managers in the Premier League and little opportunity for local talents, according to former Manchester United winger and assistant manager Ryan Giggs.Giggs, who was the caretaker boss for four games at United in 2014, was linked with a return to management at Swansea City before American Bob Bradley’s appointment in October and was considered again before Englishman Paul Clement took charge in January.”I don’t think there’s enough (British managers) at the moment,” Giggs told the BBC.“I think it is (important British coaches get a chance). There are a lot of top quality foreign coaches in the Premier League, but there are also a lot of quality British coaches and managers out there.”Seven of the 20 Premier League clubs have British managers, but the current top-seven sides are all managed by foreigners, with Welshman Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion the highest-placed team with a British manager.“If you don’t get the chance, you don’t get the chance to prove what you can do and see what you can do with a talented team,” Giggs added.“As I say, there are quality foreign coaches as well. I just think on the balance, there are too many foreigners at the moment and British coaches probably just don’t get the chances.”last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 82-81 last-second win over Clemson

first_imgEditor’s note: The Daily Orange was not at the Clemson game Tuesday night. Our reporters are providing coverage after watching the game on TV.Squaring off with another opponent on the NCAA Tournament bubble, it took Syracuse (16-9, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) until its final possession to edge Clemson (13-10, 3-8) on the road, 82-81. Tyus Battle hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure SU’s fifth straight win, the Orange’s second-longest winning streak of the season.Here are three things we learned from Tuesday’s game.Syracuse is a proven comeback threatSU demonstrated its mettle once again by coming back from a double-digit deficit for the third consecutive game. The first two wins — in overtime at North Carolina State and at home against then-No. 9 Virginia — didn’t have quite as exciting finishes, but Tuesday’s result was a substantial step forward for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFacing a 12-point hole at one point in the first half, SU rebounded and cut the deficit to two by halftime. The Orange looked a lot like it did earlier this season, struggling to work the ball inside and lacking any rhythm on defense, but it transformed in the game’s final 20 minutes.When Andrew White couldn’t replicate his sharpshooting first half, Taurean Thompson emerged as a go-to threat in the paint. When Syracuse needed a big defensive play in the game’s final minutes, White picked off an inbounds play that resulted in a two-point possession. When SU needed to hold it together against a Tigers team that made 6-of-11 3-pointers in the second half, it did just enough.“We’ve just been making really good plays down the stretch,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his postgame press conference. “We’ve been behind. We’re used to it.”Even when he’s not his best, Tyler Lydon is still a key cogIt’s no secret that Lydon can easily be Syracuse’s best player on both ends of the floor. He’s been just that for most of this season. Tuesday was a step down from the steady play Lydon has showcased all season, turning the ball over a team-high five times. But against Clemson, Lydon proved how vital he can be even when he doesn’t play as polished as he usually does.With SU losing by two and a minute remaining, Lydon had the ball stripped out of his hands near the baseline. Clemson’s Avery Holmes knocked it out of Lydon’s grasp and it ricocheted off his leg and out of bounds. If Clemson scored on the other end, making it a two-possession game, it would have been a game-ending turnover. But the Tigers didn’t.When White snagged a Clemson inbound and dished it to Lydon, he was fouled and hit both fouls shots to tie the game at 79. Then on the game’s final possession, Lydon barreled down the paint and looked like he was going to elevate for a contested layup. Instead, at the last moment he found Battle open in the corner, notching only his second assist of the game on the buzzer-beating 3-pointer. By any stretch, it wasn’t Lydon’s best game. It was just good enough.MORE COVERAGE Superlatives from Syracuse’s 82-81 victory over ClemsonTyus Battle hits buzzer-beating 3 to give Syracuse 82-81 win over ClemsonFan reactions from Syracuse’s win over Clemson “There’s not many centers that can make that last play: Get in the lane and find the guy wide open,” Boeheim said. “Usually a guy will take a bad shot in that situation. He played like a point guard.”Taurean Thompson is capable of taking the reins of the offenseThe 6-foot-11 freshman has shown all season how well he can command the post. But given how much SU relied on its outside shooters in the first half, Thompson’s strengths were only played up in the second stanza. He scored all 14 of his points in the final 20 minutes, including 12 of the Orange’s first 15 second-half points.“He can score,” Boeheim said of Thompson, “he’s just got realize he can get close to the basket.”Thompson was a force on the offensive glass. He converted all three of his offensive rebounds into baskets, and two into three-point plays. Syracuse relied on him in the second half like it relied on White in the first. Earlier this year, when White’s performance trickled off in the second half, no one else compensated. Tuesday it was Thompson, and that’s a large part of why the Orange has now won five straight. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm Contact Connor: | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Participants Jostle for Honour at Governor’s Badminton Championship

first_imgOver 100 participants are jostling for honour at the maiden edition of Governor’s South-west Badminton Championshipwhich kicked off on Thursday at the indoor sports hall of the Rowe Park Sports Centre. The four-day championship have witnessed participants battling for honour in the different categories which also include the country’s top 16 ranked players and two officials each from every participating state.Completing the cast of participating players are: four male and female players from each of the south-western states for the senior category and two players-male and female, from the U-15 level as the competition also moves to improve grassroots badminton.Vice president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Francis Orbih, who doubles as the chairman of the Lagos State Badminton Association said the competition is part of efforts to revive the dwindling state of badminton in Nigeria. Orbih stressed that the competition was put in place to help the put its athletes in good shape ahead of any major tournament in the future, stating that it is to serve as a replacement for the classics that did not hold this year.  The prize money for the championship will follow similar trend to foster gender equality; with the singles winner in the male and female category carting away the sum of N150,000.00 each for the 1st position, the 2nd placed winners win N100,000.00, while the joint 3rd positions go home with N75,000.00 each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

More than 100 NYPD staff members infected by the coronavirus

first_imgAccording to a senior law enforcement officer, more than 100 NYPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.The official told reporters at NBC News that of it’s 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilians, 2,400 of them are out sick. Of those out sick, 100 sworn officers have been infected and 29 civilians have been infected.The NYPD has distributed over 75,000 face masks to it’s employees since the weekend, however, they still expect the number of infections to rise.It was also added that despite the high number of employee absences, it has had little effect on public safety efforts.last_img read more