Vidic: I want to be Man Utd manager

first_imgFormer Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic admitted he would love to take charge at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho oversaw a 3-1 derby defeat against Manchester City at the weekend.United were outclassed and out-fought during the loss at the Etihad , as David Silva opened the scoring after just 12 minutes with a composed close-range finish.Sergio Aguero then doubled the scoreline two minutes after half-time, playing a neat one-two with Riyad Mahrez on the edge of the box before firing the ball past David De Gea in the United net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Anthony Martial halved the deficit ten minutes later from the penalty spot after substitute Romelu Lukaku was taken down by Ederson, but City made sure of the points late on as Ilkay Gundogan finished off a brilliant 44-pass move.Vidic, who played for United between 2006 and 2014, and retired from playing nearly three years ago, revealed that he would love to succeed Mourinho in the hot seat.”To be honest, in the future I would like to be the manager,” the Serbian told beIN Sports . “I would like to think that I know things. For me to criticise Jose Mourinho, as someone who may be in the future can become the manager, is not fair.”The Portuguese boss has come under intense scrutiny in the early months of this campaign as his side have fallen way off the pace in the title race while playing a negative brand of football, but Vidic insists that the club knew what they were getting into by appointing him back in 2016.”It’s not the Manchester we are used to watching,” he continued. “It’s Mourinho’s Manchester and, when he came to Manchester, you have to accept that he is the manager who is going to play this kind of football.”It is the kind of football he played at Inter, at Chelsea more or less, and [Real] Madrid maybe it was more open.”At the end of the day, that’s Mourinho’s football.”The United players will now have a fortnight to lick their wounds during the international break, before a return to Premier League action on November 24, when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Prime Minister Pays Tribute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services

first_imgPrime Minister Portia Simpson Miller paid tribute to the men and women of the armed forces and emergency services who received Diamond Jubilee Medals for their distinguished service and contribution to Jamaica. “Your service and the quality of the contribution you have made to our country over the past 50 years is a fine example of patriotism that makes us proud,” said the Prime Minister. She was addressing the awardees at the presentation ceremony of the Medal in Recognition of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee held at King’s House on Friday, December 14. “With Her Majesty commemorating her 60 year reign and Jamaica our 50th anniversary of political independence, this special ceremony, is a fitting recognition of the strong historical connection between Jamaica and Britain,” said the Prime Minister. She congratulated the medal recipients and stated that as proud members of the armed forces and emergency services, they have demonstrated through discipline and application the importance and value of working together as a team. Sixty persons were awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals by His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General, for having rendered service of twenty five years or more. These included men and women from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), Department of Correctional Service (DCS), Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and the Ministry of Health.last_img read more

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ECSA EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Single Window

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The EU Social Partners in the maritime sector, ECSA and ETF, welcomed the adoption of the proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment.After it was adopted by the Members of the European Parliament, the parties are looking forward to the soon expected formal adoption by the Council in order for the Regulation to enter into force and deliver on the much-awaited administrative simplification for shipping.For several years now the maritime transport social partners have called for a reduction of the administrative burden for shipping. The endless paperwork faced today is detrimental to the motivation and functioning of the masters and officers working on board and the onshore shipping companies’ staff, as well as to smooth shipping operations in ports, according to ECSA.The new Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment is expected to bring harmonisation and re-use of information, as well as reduce the administrative burden on crew and operators caused by the previous Reporting Formalities Directive. With the adoption of the Regulation, shipping is a big step closer to enjoying a genuine single market and a true facilitation and simplification, ECSA said.Once the Council gives the green light, the implementation of the Regulation can start, and ECSA and ETF call upon the Commission and Member States to stick to the ambition of the proposal: a real single market for shipping without an administrative burden on crew.last_img read more

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