Newcastle must pay Spurs £12.5m for Poch now… but he’ll be FREE next month

first_imgNEWCASTLE will need to pay Tottenham £12.5million if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino now… but can land him for nothing next month.The Toon are preparing to make their move for the Argentinean once the £300million takeover is completed.3 Newcastle are targetting Mauricio Pochettino to become their new managerCredit: ReutersThe Saudi-backed buyout are ready to pay Poch a whopping £19m-a-year to turn the side into European challengers.Money is unlikely to be an issue with Newcastle braced to become the richest club in the world.But they still may want to save themselves a small fortune by biding their time and preventing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy from lining his pockets.Spurs sacked Pochettino in November and paid him a £12.5m compensation package that included a clause not to manage another club for six months.According to ESPN, that expires in June leaving the former Southampton manager free to talk to prospective clubs.If Newcastle appointed the 48-year-old next month he theoretically could be in charge of the remaining Premier League fixtures.Games are expected to commence next month behind closed doors in neutral stadiums following the coronavirus pandemic.Though the new owners are likely to keep Bruce until the end of the season before making their decision.SunSport exclusively revealed how Newcastle’s players are on a SOS mission to save Bruce.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford3The ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss remains very popular among his squad who are determined to prove to the new owners that he should be kept on beyond this season.Despite his experience some fans fear he is not a big enough name to attract star players when money becomes available after the takeover.But he has huge support in the dressing room where he is viewed as a superb man-manager.Newcastle have also been linked with Jorge Jesus in recent days, but club sources claimed Poch is the one they want.The 65-year-old Flamengo chief led his side to an historic double last season – winning the Brazilian league title as well as the Copa Libertadores.It is the first time it has been achieved since Pele led Santos to the accolade in 1962 and 1963.Sam Allardyce says Newcastle takeover is going to be ‘very difficult’ for Steve Bruce and compares the situation to his own sacking by new owner Mike Ashley in 2008last_img read more

Webb Ellis trophy touches down in Tokyo Japan ahead of Rugby World

first_imgOlderVietnam Airlines launches codeshare deal with Aeroflot NewerHigueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection, opens doors in Spain Emirates has carried the Webb Ellis Cup in Tokyo ahead of the Rugby World Cup.The silver-gilt trophy, presented since the inaugural Rugby World Cup tournament in 1987, was transported on Emirates flight EK318 from Dubai to Tokyo, arriving to a champion’s welcome. The Dubai-based airline is the worldwide partner of the event.On touchdown in the host country of Japan, former World Rugby players of the year, Bryan Habana and Shane Williams, stepped out of the Emirates A380 aircraft to present the coveted trophy to Japan’s organising committee. The handover takes place just prior to the 100-day countdown to kick-off of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan on September 20th.ADVERTISEMENTBoutros Boutros, Emirates divisional senior vice president, corporate communications, marketing and brand, said: “Rugby World Cup is one of the world’s greatest major sporting events and more than 1.8 million fans are expected to attend the tournament in Japan over a six-week period, with over one third comprised of international fans –  the largest ever number in the tournament’s history. “With such a global audience, we see Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan as a great platform to share the love for rugby and bring communities together.”To help ensure that jet-setting rugby fans do not miss any of the Rugby World Cup action, Emirates will be screening the competition’s matches live in the air on its dedicated in-flight sports channel, Sport 24, available on the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice.World Rugby chief executive, Brett Gosper, added: “It is always a special moment when the famous Webb Ellis Cup arrives in the host country ahead of a Rugby World Cup, and today marks a historic moment for rugby as for the first time the tournament will take place in Asia. “We thank worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019, Emirates, for ensuring the smooth arrival of this precious piece of silverware into Tokyo.”last_img read more