October 18

Gary Neville predicts when Chelsea will sack Maurizio Sarri

first_imgGary Neville predicts when Chelsea will sack Maurizio Sarri Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link758Shares Advertisement Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville says he would be ‘surprised’ if Maurizio Sarri was still in charge of Chelsea at the start of next season.Sarri blasted his players following Chelsea’s defeat to Arsenal last month, claiming the team was difficult to motivate.The Blues were subsequently smashed 4-0 by Bournemouth, although Sarri’s side returned to winning ways this weekend, putting five goals past struggling Huddersfield Town.Sarri is the 13th managerial appointment by Roman Abramovich but Manchester United legend Neville cannot see the Italian remaining at Stamford Bridge over the summer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHe told Sky Sports: ‘I don’t think Chelsea will sack him during the season but the warning signs are there which make you think it would be surprising if it went past the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Not because I want him to leave – I think he’s doing a good job – but looking at it he probably realises the job he is in.‘He’s had a look at the players and sees the players are not doing what he wants them to do.‘They never probably will. The maximum any manager gets out of those Chelsea players is one year. That’s the nature of the club.center_img Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (Picture: Getty)‘No manager can maintain that job for a long time. No manager has control. The manager should have control and be the voice of the football club. But there’s so much politics going on.’New signing Gonzalo Higuain scored two goals in Chelsea’s thrashing over Huddersfield in only his second appearance for the west London outfit.On the Argentine striker, Sarri said: ‘Higuain is improving. He wasn’t physically at the top when he arrived, because he had a back problem and wasn’t involved, so only played a few matches.‘He is a great player. Apart from the goals, he is really very suitable to play very close to Eden.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield: Maurizio Sarri press conferenceTo 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 8:05FullscreenChelsea 5-0 Huddersfield: Maurizio Sarri press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-5-0-huddersfield-maurizio-sarri-press-conference-1855162/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. Advertisementlast_img read more

January 18

Back to drawing board for USA after Ryder Cup thumping

first_imgUS team captain Jim Furyk reacts after Europe won the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris, on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEHeartbroken United States golf stars will go back to the drawing board in search of their first Ryder Cup win in Europe since 1993 after a resounding 17.5-10.5 defeat Sunday.The American squad, featuring 11 of the world’s 17 top-ranked players, dropped seven of the last eight singles matches at Le Golf National in their worst loss since 2006.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The US Ryder Cup task force assembled after a 2014 flop at Gleneagles, which helped the Americans win 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016, will take lessons to produce a better result in 2020 on home soil at Whistling Straits.“I’ll work with the PGA of America and our Ryder Cup committee and I think we’ll keep improving. We’ll keep growing,” Furyk said. “We didn’t have the success we wanted, but I felt like we made some strides in areas this year, and I’ll help our captain in 2020 and I’ll help him get better as well.”A team with nine major champions who have won a combined 31 major titles, including 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, was humbled by a European side that has won nine of the past 12 events.“The European side played some exquisite golf,” 12-time US Ryder Cupper Phil Mickelson said. “It was some phenomenal golf, and they flat-out beat us.”Furyk took the heat for the loss, saying: “Thomas was a better captain and their team outplayed us. He put his guys in good position. He did a good job.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We’re not making excuses’All but one US player competed in last week’s US PGA Tour Championship and six of the 12 US players had not seen Le Golf National before this week, but Furyk wasn’t taking fatigue or an unknown course as excuses.“We were prepared. I feel like we played our practice rounds and we understood the golf course. We got outplayed,” Furyk said.“Fatigue would be making an excuse, and we’re not making excuses.“I know everyone wishes they had played better and I wish I probably would have done some things differently as well, but at the end of the day we did the best we could and we all worked hard.”Captain’s pick Mickelson, whose 2014 post-mortem of defeat exposed a lack of player input into decisions by then-captain Tom Watson, praised Furyk’s “phenomenal leadership” and said his poor play motivated him to “not go out on this note” and try and make the 2020 squad.“The way he brought everybody in together on decisions — some of you might question some of the decisions, but everything was done with reason, input, thought through — it was up to us to execute and we just didn’t execute,” said the 48-year-old.“There have been two years, this year and 2006, where it breaks my heart a little bit more than others, because those two, we didn’t execute while we were given every opportunity to succeed.“We’ll continue to build on it, and improve in a couple of years.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aguero can beat Premier League goals record, says Bernardo Silva LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Now it will be 2022 in Rome before the US team can end its road drought.“Obviously there’s a sour taste in our mouth to come over here now for 27 years and not be able to win on foreign soil,” US captain Jim Furyk said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s the goal. We want to be successful in this event. We want to grow and we want to get better, but we want to do it here in Europe. That will be the goal four years from now.“We’ll regroup and I’ll definitely kind of go through some things in my head and we’ll move forward.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more