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Pep planning move into international management

first_imgManchester City Man City boss Guardiola planning move into international management Chris Burton 21:36 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pep Guardiola Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Spain Belgium World Cup Premier League The Catalan has no intention of quitting his current post any time soon, but he is eager to experience life in the dugout at a World Cup in the future Pep Guardiola is not planning on leaving Manchester City any time soon, but he is looking to move into international management at some stage in the future.The 47-year-old has enjoyed a trophy-laden career in club coaching, with a Premier League title added to his roll of honour in 2017-18.Having previously tasted domestic success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, along with European glory while at Camp Nou, the Catalan has established a reputation as one of the very best in the business. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now City are hoping that they will be the ones to benefit from his considerable talents for many years to come, but Guardiola has revealed that he wants to grace a World Cup dugout further down the line.He told HLN during a visit to Belgium: “Doesn’t every successful coach dream of training a national team?“I want to be at a World Cup or European Championship once again, yes. “For now, I want to stay where I am. But if someone makes me on offer in the future, I’m still young.”Guardiola graced just one World Cup in his playing days – the 1994 event in the United States – with injuries restricting him to only one other outing at a major finals, with a quarter-final berth secured at Euro 2000.His previous comments on international management suggest that Spain are the only nation he would consider coaching, with a future role with England having been ruled out.He told reporters back in October 2017: “Always I believe that English people have to be manager for the national team, the Brazilian people have to be manager for the Brazilian team.”With that in mind, Guardiola was quick to distance himself from a Belgian post currently occupied by Roberto Martinez.Kevin De Bruyne BelgiumHe was, however, happy to talk up the qualities of a Red Devils squad which boasts two of his star turns at City – with Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne part of the ranks.“This is a unique generation of Devils,” said Guardiola.“The amount of great players in your national team is great – attackers, midfielders, defenders and a fantastic goalkeeper. “Hopefully Belgium can start the World Cup well – the first match will be the most important one. If you come out with confidence…”Belgium will open their campaign against Panama on June 18 before going on to face Tunisia and England in Group G.last_img read more

Corporate Jamaica Urged to Give Back to the Most Vulnerable

first_imgCorporate Jamaica and other stakeholders are being encouraged to give back to the most vulnerable in the society. This comes from winner of the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM)/Gleaner Company Limited 2012 Manager of the Year Award, Managing Director of Sherwin-Williams (WI) Limited, Ian Forbes. “It’s not only about revenues and profits,” he emphasized, while addressing the awards ceremony, held at King’s House on March 14. “We know it takes cash to care, but it’s not only about cash; it’s about giving back in whatever way… I’m speaking to corporate Jamaica and those outside as well. Embrace the mission of the United Way, which is to increase the organised capacity of individuals to care for each other,” he said. Mr. Forbes, who was recognised for his extraordinary management achievements, public service and community activism, credited his parents for instilling in him the spirit of service and voluntarism. In his citation, Mr. Forbes is described as having a strong belief in the importance of service to the society and has demonstrated this through his tremendous efforts in voluntarism. “His generous spirit is reflected in the company’s sponsorship of needy causes. Among these are: support for the Salvation Army, sponsor of the Gibson Relays and various track and field championships, and providing paint for a wide range of community projects,” the citation read. Mr. Forbes is Chairman of United Way of Jamaica, a volunteer organisation. He is also Vice-President of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Second Vice President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Executive Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Institute of Sports.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in congratulating the nominees, noted that their nomination “is a reflection of the tremendous contribution which you have made to your respective companies and to the development of professional management in Jamaica.”“I wish for each of you continued success and that you will have the satisfaction not only of a solid, profitable business, but also of having made a positive impact on the lives of our people,” he said.The Governor-General, who is also President of JIM, noted that the award reinforces good management practices and encourages other managers to emulate the examples of the awardees. “The cumulative effect will redound to the socio-economic advantage of our country,” he said.“Significantly, this awards programme speaks to confidence in, and commitment to the future of Jamaica,” he added.The Manager of the Year Award aims to recognise individuals whose management, leadership and mentorship skills inspire others to aim for excellence in the field of management.Mr. Forbes was chosen from among nine leaders in the field of management. They are: Brenda Cuthbert, Michael Jones, Patrick King, Ryan Mack, Ian Neita, Wayne Powell, Major Richard Reese and Hugh Reid.Mr. Forbes was also conferred with the institute’s Fellow Award by the Governor- General.By Alecia Amith-Edwards, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

First Aloha Class Vessel Delivered to Matson

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cerrone Photography/Philly Shipyard U.S. carrier Matson has taken delivery of the first of two new Aloha Class containerships built at Philly Shipyard.The new vessel, named Daniel K. Inouye, was handed over to its owner on October 31. Matson said that it is the largest containership ever built in the United States so far.Weighing in at over 51,400 metric tons, the 850-foot long and 3,600 TEU capacity Daniel K. Inouye was built for Matson’s Hawaii service.“This new ship, our fifth delivered by Philly Shipyard, is the product of a great partnership with the Philly team in designing and constructing a new class of containership that will set a new standard for cargo delivery in the Hawaii trade,” said Ron Forest, President of Matson.The ship will embark on its 5,298-mile, 13-day maiden voyage to Oakland, California via the Panama Canal on November 7 before entering commercial service on November 22.After a port call at Long Beach, the new vessel will make its first call at Honolulu on the morning of November 28.last_img read more