Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester exit clause amid Arsenal speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester exit clause amid Arsenal speculation Leicester secured a dramatic win against Everton (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘I’ve been very fortunate in my career to work with some brilliant clubs and some great institutions. This was an ambition to come to here and to help the club arrive in the top six.‘For us, everything has been great since we worked together. We know there will be some bumps along the way. For me, my ambition at this very moment in time is to help this club.‘I’m very happy in doing that, there’s great, great potential here at Leicester City in order to push on in the next few years.’Should Brendan Rodgers leave Leicester for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich CityMORE: Freddie Ljungberg insists Premier League top four is achievable for Arsenal after Norwich draw Emery was sacked (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)Arsenal sacked Unai Emery earlier this week after a series of poor results and it was reported there’s a £14million exit clause in Rodgers’ contract should they want to poach the ex-Celtic boss.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Rodgers confirmed such a clause is in place.‘There probably is in most manager’s contracts,’ Rodgers said. ‘It’s all hypothetical, all these types of situations.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think for me in this moment we’ve had a brilliant win today, we came back really, really well. My focus is very much with Leicester.‘I made a change eight or nine months ago, I came into here and I’ve been so happy since I’ve come into here and I’ve been so happy to come into here to work with the players, we still have a lot of work to do.‘So like I said, most manager’s contracts will have something in that but my only concentration is Leicester.center_img Rodgers has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers admitted there is a clause in his contract that could allow him to join Arsenal, after being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.The former Liverpool manager has worked wonders with Leicester City and a late winner from Kelechi Iheanacho against Everton saw them extend their winning run in the Premier League to six games.They are in second place behind league leaders Liverpool and Rodgers’ efforts have seen him linked with the vacant post in north London. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 7:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShareslast_img read more

Remembering Mark: A Sister’s Story About Family, Faith, And Cancer

first_imgMark Eckstein was a husband, father, church member and city worker.As organizers and residents are gearing up for the annual Ripley County Relay For Life this weekend, a local family is remembering a loved one who battled cancer.It has been a difficult year for family and friends of Mark Eckstein. He passed away in May after an 11-month fight with cancer at the age of 43.The 1988 graduate of Batesville High School was well known in the community and worked for the city’s water and gas department for 26 years.Life took an unexpected turn in 2013 when Mark was diagnosed with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma cancer.His sister, Joan McKamey recalls her brother, “I don’t know anybody that didn’t like Mark. He was a tough guy, but there was something very gentle about him and very caring. A big guy with a big heart.”McKamey said the family knew something may have been wrong with Mark before he was diagnosed last year.“We were all on pins and needles until he got his definite diagnosis at the end of the month, it was a big blow to us, a definite big blow to us,” McKamey said. “It was the first time we had dealt with something like that in our immediate family.”Finding out a loved one has cancer is a moment many of us have experienced. According to the American Cancer Society, this year alone there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cases diagnosed. The disease remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.“It was devastating news and was a very very difficult journey to travel with Mark, his wife and kids,” McKamey remembered. “It brought our family closer. We appreciate our folks and the efforts they made and the decent people we turned out to be.”“But Mark, he was one of the best of the best.”It is understandable how a person can question their faith when the news is received that you, or someone you love, has cancer. McAmey noted that she never once heard Mark or his wife question, “Why me?”Mark, like many individuals who are battling cancer, or have fought the disease, found the resiliency and inner strength to lean on faith, family and acceptance as he progressed through the cancer diagnosis and treatment.“Your body is just under siege from the cancer but also especially from the treatment, that was wearying,” McKamey said. “Yet he put up the fight. I think he had a lot to live for and a lot to fight for.”“I think that is part of his legacy, for his kids especially. They were worth the fight and he was not going to go down without a fight.”He married Julie Simon in 1995 and they have two children, Carmen, 16, and Jared, 14.A luminaria service will be held at the Relay For Life at Batesville High School on Saturday night.Free time for Mark was spent with his family. The member of St. Maurice Catholic Church also enjoyed golfing, squirrel hunting, riding motorcycles and the simple pleasure of the outdoors.“I think Mark would tell us to live each day to the fullest and make the most of it. To see the blessing and the gift of each day, each person, and each opportunity, and to not let them pass by because life can be taken from us so quickly.”Mark’s story, and the story of other local cancer victims and survivors will be shared this weekend at Batesville High School. The 19th annual Ripley County Relay For Life is from 8:00 a.m. Saturday to 8:00 a.m. Sunday.Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, is offering monthly cancer support group meetings. Anyone is invited. The first meeting will be held at the church at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 26.last_img read more

“Zrinjski“ – “Zeljeznicar“ played 1:1

first_imgIn a derby of the 19th round of the BHT Premier League, Zrinjski and Zeljeznicar played 1:1.Host started aggressively from the beginning of the match. Already in the 2nd minute Todorovic tried, but imprecisely. It was the 13th minute when player of hosts Bajic also tried his shot. But the result didn’t change.Further, hosts started strongly. In the first 15 minutes of the second half, they made a pressing to the goal of guests who have resisted all attack.The pressure paid off for hosts in the 72nd minute when Antolovic checkmated Stevo Nikolic and scored for 1:1.Guests had a chance in the 80th minute through Djelmic, but Dujkovic removed the threat.The result remained the same until the end of the match, and Scepanovic had a best chance in extra time. But, Antolovic was cautious.Match in Mostar also watched the goalkeeper coach int he national team of BiH-Enver Lugusic.After the draw, Zeljeznicar has 38 points and Zrinjski 37. Thanks to the victory against Mladost from Velika Obarska, Sarajevo skipped yesterday’s actors at the table.(Source: read more

BH Football Team Selector Robert Prosinecki to announce Names of Footballers soon

first_imgThe selector of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s football team Robert Prosinecki will release names of footballers who will play the upcoming matches against Austria and Spain on Friday, 2 November.BiH team will play on November 15that the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna, and three days later in Las Palmas, Dragons will play a friendly match with Spain.After three games in League B of UEFA’s League of Nations, Dragons have a maximum of nine points, winning two times Northern Ireland and Austria once.(Source: klix)last_img

Sterling, to AS: “The Zidane thing is not flower, but formula”

first_img“I do not want to be favorites in the European Championship. Spain a team that is always a challenge” 10 England has a great team for the European Championship this summer. Does the tournament arrive at your best personal moment?It is a good opportunity for us. In general, watching our players, but especially in the lead: Sancho, Rashford, Kane … They are players who are playing very well, but not only that, they are also leading their teams as examples. That’s why it’s a good time for England, but we also need to prove it in a great tournament. The World Cup went well, but I think we have improved since that much, especially in the attack, which is now more talented. Now we need to make a name for ourselves and the European Championship is a giant dream for me and my country, so it is something I am fully prepared for, as for any other tournament.In which position of favorites would you put England?I do not want as favorites. I hope nobody puts us as favorites, but when the day comes we are there.And to Spain?In summer you can not leave the ball too much because it seems that they will never lose it and you do not want to go home soon and start the preseason. They always have a good team and good players continue to appear over the years. It is a team that is always a challenge. According to Transfermarkt, he is the second most expensive player in the world (€ 160M), tied with Neymar and only surpassed by Mbappé (€ 200M). What is missing to be at least on the podium of the Golden Ball or win the Player of The Year in England?Especially last year, he speaks for himself that we won poker in England and then no player of ours will take the Player of the Year. It was given to a Liverpool player that I think he had a fantastic season, but … It happened in previous seasons, when Touré participated in 20 goals as a midfielder. Or with Agüero, who has been here since 2011, scores incredible goals and has never won. I think these players are not treated the same as those of the other teams in England and the world. De Bruyne was amazing the first year we won the Premier. Whenever we win something they give it to the rival team. It is the kind of thing that does not depend on us, but still we continue.JAVIER GANDUL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Sterling poses with Real Madrid and Manchester City shirts for AS in Manchester.JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) Is it something you think about?Everyone can see it. It is impossible that we win the Premier four or five times without the Player of the Year. This year Liverpool will win and surely the MVP will be some player of his. We are not treated with the same respect.Madrid loved him and there are still rumors about it. How do you receive them?It’s something you can see all the time, but I’m a City player and I’m enjoying the moment, even if things have not gone as planned in the Premier. We have a great opportunity in the Champions League, although I still say that Madrid is a fantastic club, in a country with incredible weather. But I repeat: I am very happy in the City. Would he be in his eleven?Insurance. 100%And you, by level, in Real Madrid?(Laughs). It’s one of those things … Now I’m in the City and I’m very happy, but I also say that Madrid is a fantastic club. When you see the white shirt you know exactly what the club represents, it’s huge. Although I have to say that I have a great contract with the City (until 2023) and I have to respect it. But it is a fantastic club. Accompanied by two members of your agency, Colossal Sports Management, Raheem Sterling (Jamaica, 25 years old) receives AS at the luxurious Lowry Hotel, the same one in which Mourinho lived in his stage in Manchester. Until his injury, Raheem was the top goal generator (20 goals and 6 assists) of his club, which prohibits this newspaper from questions about the UEFA sanction. Risueño and confident of arriving at the Bernabéu, analyzes the tie, among other topics, during a talk of about an hour. This is the first part… Where was he during the draw?We had gathered at the training center to watch the raffle, something we always do and it’s a lot of fun. We reacted well when we knew it was Madrid. You know it’s a great club, but also a challenge and, so I’m sorry in the Champions League, if you want to do it right, it’s best to play against the best teams. And there is no better challenge than Madrid.That Madrid was worse than today. Have you followed its evolution?Yes, but I say from the heart that both then and now, always, will be a difficult game, regardless of whether they are in good or bad time. Just for the atmosphere, the historic Bernabéu … And especially now that they are doing very well. But I also have total confidence in our team. And, if we have the day, I think we can win.Zidane has been key in the improvement, but I don’t know if he knows there are those who say he is basically lucky. They call it ‘The flower of Zidane’. How do you see it?I think winning the Champions League many times, especially in a row, is very difficult. Flower? I don’t think it’s luck, but definitely formula. Some people have that winning mentality and he wins anyway. I would say that it is something that he has probably developed in his great career as a player and now as a coach, so he keeps this winning touch. I do not think that when you win it is luck, but a winning mentality. The goals are good at the end. Are you aware that Madrid too?Yes, we know how difficult it will be. It is probably one of the most important tests of our careers. I think it is a great year for us in the Champions League because the Premier has not gone as planned. This is our chance to go out and show what we are made of. Today there are not many teams that can stop us.Which Madrid player would sign if he had a team?To Modric. I’ve played against him a couple of times, especially with Croatia, and I don’t know, just the way he floats … It’s very nice to look at. 7 He said in the past that “anyone’s dream of growing up is to look at the shirt of an outside team in a sunny country.” Would you like to play in Madrid one day?(Laughs). How do I answer this question? Is the camera recording live or just taking pictures? No one knows what awaits him in the future. I am a player who is always open to challenges, but he is currently in the City.He had a problem in Spain-England of 2018 with Ramos, who said he had not stepped on it. Did they talk or apologize after the game?It was a match and we both tried to win for our countries. He knows he stepped on me, but he is one of those who … He didn’t think it was missing and I do, things that happen sometimes. Love was not lost. He is a player whom I admire for everything he does. He is a true role model and an icon, someone you listen to when he speaks. At the end of the game everything was fine, with love. “Playing in Madrid? No one knows what awaits him in the future. I am a player who is always open to challenges, but he is now in the City” In addition to Brahim, is it related to any Real Madrid player?No, but I have seen Isco or Marcelo a couple of times on vacation. If I see Brahim putting something good on Instagram I say “keep it up” or “good luck”, but not continuously.last_img read more