No ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, says Gary Neville

first_img Comment No ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, says Gary Neville Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to be confirmed as Jose Mourinho permanent successor at Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville insists there was no ideal time to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.The Norwegian has masterminded a dramatic improvement since his shock appointment in December which has seen United drag themselves back into contention for a top four place and the quarter finals of the Champions League, following a stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.Solskjaer cemented his status as the outstanding candidate to replace Mourinho, despite recent back-to-back defeats against Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the FA Cup, but took until Thursday to confirm his appointment as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I thought United would take the international break to appoint Ole,’ Neville wrote on Twitter, shortly before an official announcement on Solskjaer’s fate was made.ADVERTISEMENTMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 8:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24Shares Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United were beaten at Wolves in the FA Cup before the international break (Picture: Getty)‘I’m not sure what the plan is now ! Games coming thick and fast so no ideal time to announce without a big distraction to matches . Let’s hope for a snap announcement today!!’United are currently two points behind fourth placed Arsenal following their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates earlier this month and face the daunting task of facing Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the last eight of the Champions League in a fortnight’s time.Solskjaer’s side are back in Premier League action on Saturday against Watford at Old Trafford and return to Molineux in midweek, three weeks on from their 2-1 cup quarter final defeat.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Philip Wittich

first_imgPhilip R. Wittich, 70, of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on November 20, 1947 the son of Albert and Agatha Deller Wittich. He was married to Barbara Prost on June 26, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Amy Miller, of Versailles, Leanne (Scott) Smiley of Zionsville, and Julie Wittich of St. Augustine, Florida; eight grandchildren Kayla, Ben, Ashton, Ryan, Nick, Katie, Emma, and Marc; one sister Janet Broz of Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Paul, Howard, Ruth Paff Backus,Albert, Raymond, LaVerne, Gilbert (Butch), William, Ronald, and Fred. Mr. Wittich was a 1966 graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati. He retired from Emery Industries in Cincinnati where he worked as a chemical operator and later worked at Laughery Valley Co-op in Dillsboro. Phil was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Osgood and the Father Bernard Voges Knights of Columbus Council 8487 at Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial for Phil will be held on Saturday, September 8th at 10:30 am at St. Johns in Osgood. Visitation will be on Friday, September 7 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 4:30pm. Memorials may be given to F.O.A.T.Y. (From Our Angels to Yours) or Highpoint Hospice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino proud of late Tottenham win at Watford

first_img Press Association Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham should be proud of their last-gasp win at Watford. “They have the conditions and the players to be in the top four,” the Spaniard said. “They have youngsters, they have good organisation, they have quality, they have talent. “Top four in England is very difficult, important teams with history and big players, but it’s close. “They have a very good season and other big teams very bad. They have the chance to get top four.” The Hornets have picked up four points out of a possible nine over a festive period which has also seen them face Liverpool and Chelsea. They welcome Manchester City on Saturday and Flores is hopeful his side have improved since they lost 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in August. “We can analyse how the first leg went. Now is the moment to take a breath, what are the objectives for the second leg,” he said. “We are ambitious, we want more, we need to transmit to the people that we want more.” Erik Lamela opened the scoring at Vicarage Road, only for in-form Odion Ighalo to draw the Hornets level before half-time. However, Nathan Ake’s red card made life difficult for the hosts and Son Heung-min’s goal two minutes from time secured Spurs a 2-1 win, underlining to Pochettino how far the team have developed. “It’s true that it was a fantastic victory,” he said. “A few weeks ago Liverpool had a lot of problems here and lost 3-0. “In the first half we were unlucky in how we conceded the goal because we managed the game on a very difficult pitch. “The way that we play it was always difficult. “Watford play in a different way and it wasn’t easy to play, but the maturity that we showed and the way we fight, we have to be very proud.” Tottenham travel to Everton next and, despite a third straight, Pochettino knows they need to keep their feet on the ground. “(It is) very important,” he said. “This is the key in football – k eep working hard. “Behave in the same way that we started in the league six months ago.” Despite his disappointment at losing out against Tottenham, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores believes Spurs are one of the strongest teams in the division. last_img read more