Ray Parlour names Arsene Wenger’s perfect job and rates his chances of joining Manchester United

first_imgParlour also says Wenger waited too long to leave the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘I would be amazed if Arsene was to come back to the Premier League,’ Parlour said at a Q&A in London on Thursday to promote the new sports app, We Love Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But he has got a lot more to offer. I always thought he might go back to Japan. That league is improving all the time and he had a really good time there before joining Arsenal.‘For me, the best job for him would be PSG. He would be perfect for that.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‘What club would he go to in the Premier League? He could never go to Manchester United.‘Frank Lampard is doing a good job at Chelsea. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp aren’t going anywhere.‘For me it will be PSG or back to Japan.’Wenger was the subject of heavy criticism from Arsenal fans in his last few years as manager and Parlour says he waited too long to leave the club. Comment Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He probably should have left a few years before,’ Parlour added. ‘The pressure was on, they weren’t getting the results, his players weren’t as good as he thought they were.‘I hated going to Arsenal at that point, it pained me to see the fans having a go at Wenger. The legacy of the club is down to Arsene Wenger.‘It was painful to see but Arsene is such a passionate man that he believed he could get Arsenal to win the Premier League again.’MORE: Gabriel Martinelli sets Arsenal record as Gunners thump Standard Liege Arsenal hero Ray Parlour has named Arsene Wenger’s perfect job (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour has dismissed the chances of Arsene Wenger returning to the Premier League to join Manchester United and says the former Arsenal boss is ‘perfect’ for PSG.Legendary manager Wenger spent over two decades at Arsenal, helping the club win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.The Frenchman has been out of football since leaving the Gunners last year and Parlour cannot see his former boss returning to the Premier League.However, the Arsenal hero believes Wenger would be ‘perfect’ for French champions PSG and says he could also return to Japan, where he managed before joining Arsenal in 1996.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Ray Parlour names Arsene Wenger’s perfect job and rates his chances of joining Manchester United Metro Sport ReporterThursday 3 Oct 2019 11:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link327Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Beat writers predict Miami to hand Syracuse its 2nd conference loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After falling to Pittsburgh, 72-61, Syracuse (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) will get its second shot at its first conference win of the season against No. 13 Miami (11-1). If SU loses, it will be the first time since the ’98-99 season that the Orange has started 0-2 in conference play.Here’s how our beat writers predict Syracuse’s matchup with Miami will unfold on Saturday.Sam Blum (10-4)Miami 74, Syracuse 68Life’s a beachMike Hopkins is coming dangerously close to laying an egg in his brief first stint as Syracuse’s head coach. Without any significant wins, a loss to Miami does just that, and unfortunately for the longtime assistant, the Orange doesn’t match up with one of the best teams in the country. The Hurricanes have only one loss this season — to Northeastern — but have won by at least 10 in all but one other game. Syracuse keeps it close, again, but loses.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJesse Dougherty (10-4)Miami 78, Syracuse 68Welcome to 2016Syracuse competed for 35 minutes before the wheels fell of against Pittsburgh, but Miami will put away the Orange well before the last five minutes. SU showed on Wednesday that it can compete with a more physical ACC team, but the Hurricanes’ four-out offense with talented guards surrounding Tonye Jekiri will be too much for the zone to handle.Matt Schneidman (9-5)Miami 73, Syracuse 61Hurricane seasonAt a practice earlier this season, Mike Hopkins stood at the foul line with the ball in his hands, demonstrating how big men can beat the zone by finding a seam atop it. The first name that came out of his mouth was Tonye Jekiri, Miami’s big man who is one of the best in the ACC. He, and the offensive powerhouse Hurricanes, will be too much for the shallow Orange to handle in its second consecutive conference loss. Comments Published on January 1, 2016 at 7:31 pmlast_img read more

Liberia Secures US$3M for Youth Opportunities Program

first_imgLiberian delegation during engagements at IMF Spring Meetings 2019Rallies for support at IMF Spring Meetings Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweah Jr., along with other officials of government has rallied for support on behalf of the Government of Liberia at the recent IMF/ World Bank Spring Meetings, in Washington, D.C. the United States of America.The event held from April 8-14, 2019, was under the theme “Invest in Your Future” and brought together central bankers, Ministers of Finance and Development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics who discussed issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.According to a release from Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Minister Tweah, as head of the delegation and other officials had discussions for possible investment in areas including the private sector, domestic revenue mobilization, digital economy and social safety net, which he said are aligned to the President George Manneh Weah’s Pro-poor agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).Accordingly, the World Bank had earlier earmarked US$106 million for three key sectors to include Education (US$50m), Water and Sewer (US$30m), and Public Financial Management (US$26m). The Liberian Government would have to develop a logical framework and a rationalized time-bound matrix for the utilization of the funds.The MFDP release says that support to water and sewer will focus on providing new pipes for the Pipeline water plant, while the Bank’s support to the educational sector will see the construction of additional schools in 24 districts as well as teachers’ quarters and science laboratories across the country.With regard to Public Financial Management, support will go towards setting up of an e-tax policy and system, e-procurement, and capacity development amongst others.Meanwhile, according to the MFDP, the government of Liberia is expected to adhere to the rigid requirements for its signing onto the IMF program. Once successful, the country could benefit from additional funds including budgetary support. To achieve this, the government will have to take strong measures towards macroeconomic reforms to include transparency in monetary and fiscal policies, reforming the over-bloated wage bill, governance, business climate, as well improving an enabling environment for agribusiness.There are indications, the MFDP release said, that government’s projected revenue for fiscal year 2019/2020 will fall short of expenditure, hence the need for serious austerity measures. More attention needs to be focused on the rationalization of both salaries and allowances within the public sector. There is not a coordinated approach in the payment of allowances in various ministries and agencies. Reforming the wage bill could be the first best approach for a government that inherited lots of debts from the previous government.It is expected that SOEs transparency and oversight could be another measure placed on the table by the IMF and WB. The government does not have a strong framework on how SOEs can contribute to the country’s budget processes. The international financial reporting standards require all SOEs to publish their financial statements on a periodic basis.While the government has made progress in resolving some of the binding constraints to the business climate, there is still a need for more reforms. Access to credit, resolving insolvency and enforcing contracts remain a challenge. The government has already banned import permits declaration, while at the same time making efforts to improve trading across borders.Conforming to the IMF program requires a rigorous self-assessment of the country’s macroeconomic policies as well as the politic will to implement these measures. While this process can be burdensome for developing countries, it can also offer opportunities for sustained economic growth and development, especially for a country that needs more support for infrastructure development and agriculture.Also featured at the just ended IMF/WB Springs Meeting in Washington D.C. were seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more