first_imgMauricio Pochettino reveals coffee meeting with Unai Emery after losing Spurs and Arsenal jobs Advertisement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Phil HaighFriday 22 May 2020 10:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino have put rivalries behind them (Picture: Getty Images)Mauricio Pochettino met up with Unai Emery for coffer and to chat about their times in north London after they lost their jobs at Tottenham and Arsenal, respectively, last year.Pochettino and Emery were sacked within 10 days of each other from their Premier League roles after poor starts to the season for both.It was a sad end to a successful time in charge of Spurs for the Argentine, while the Spaniard’s regime at Arsenal never really got off the ground.They had very different times on either side of the north London divide and Pochettino has revealed that he and his assistant, Jesus Perez, met with Emery after their dismissals to talk things over – much to the surprise of onlookers in the capital.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Before the pandemic, me and Jesús met with Unai for a coffee, to talk and share our experiences,’ Pochettino told the Guardian. ‘We were working in different clubs, we were at the enemy, and people were walking past and saying: “Unai and Pochettino and Jesús are now sharing a coffee!” ‘It was in Cockfosters [in north London]. It was very funny.More: 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 City‘It has been an amazing time to review and analyse everything: training sessions, games, our methodology, our models of training … to design specific and collective works. And, of course, to try to adapt for the new normality, to be ready for any eventuality, because the demands are going to be completely different.’Pochettino’s family is still settled in London and a Premier League return remains a possibility for him, although he is keeping his options open as he looks for the ideal return to football.‘We are looking forward for the next job,’ said the 48-year-old. ‘Football is very dynamic and you need to be ready for the moment when the offer appears. We are ready. After six months, our tanks are completely full.‘It’s about the club and, of course, the people, the human dimension. We are so open. Of course, we love England and the Premier League.’MORE: Arsenal and Chelsea keeping tabs on Gladbach teenager Kaan KurtMORE: The ridiculous rule Arsene Wenger wanted to introduce after Arsenal were battered by StokeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Bio ELLSWORTH — The 2018-19 high school swim season was an outstanding one locally, and it was Hancock County’s standout athletes who made it happen.Between championship wins and other remarkable performances, the area’s two biggest schools boasted some of the top individual and team efforts from the first meet to the last. The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swimmers who delivered many of those performances were honored with numerous awards Sunday at the Maine Interscholastic Swim League banquet at the Augusta Civic Center.Ellsworth senior Ellie Clarke took home one of the event’s biggest awards when she was named Penobscot Valley Conference Girls’ Swimmer of the Year. Clarke was PVC runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle, PVC and state runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke and PVC champion and state runner-up as part of the Eagles’ school record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay unit.“It was kind of a shock to me [to win it], but it feels good to have your achievements recognized,” Clarke said. “I knew I could have a really good year this year, and I think that happened both personally and for us as a team.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textKristy Barry, Caitlin MacPherson and Miriam Nelson joined Clarke as PVC All Stars on the 200 freestyle and medley relay teams. Clarke (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke), Barry (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly) and MacPherson (100-yard breaststroke) also earned individual honors for the Eagles, who placed a program-best fifth at last month’s Class B championships.“I knew we would do well this year, but I didn’t know how well,” said Clarke, who added that the team surprised even itself with its strong performances throughout the season. “We added a few swimmers and brought a lot of people back from last year. We had a lot of confidence.”For the MDI girls, Adria Horton was an individual PVC All-Star selection in the 500-yard freestyle, and the team of Horton, Maria Saltysiak, Addy Smith and Ruby Brown was chosen in the 400 freestyle relay. The Trojans placed third as a team in both the PVC and state championships.On the boys’ side, Ellsworth senior Camden Holmes (50- and 100-yard freestyles and 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays) and sophomore Sean Hill (200 and 400 freestyle relays) were named to the All-State team. Liam Sullivan (100 breaststroke, 200 medley relay and 200 and 400 freestyle relays) and Tyler Woodworth (200 and 400 freestyle relays) were All-State picks for MDI.On the PVC All-Star team, the Ellsworth and MDI boys combined for 12 individual and relay selections. Those honors followed a season in which Ellsworth won the PVC crown before MDI won its second consecutive state championship in Class B.“Just overall with Ellsworth and MDI, you have two great feeder programs with and two great swim cultures,” MDI head coach Tony DeMuro said following the state championship meets last month. “With both groups, you have kids who are motivated and expect to do well and succeed.”With the season now over, Clarke and many of the other top Hancock County seniors have swam their final races for their schools. Clarke has turned her focus to the Maine Winter Junior Olympics, which will be held next weekend at the University of Maine, as well as a possible place at the YMCA national championships April 1-5 in Greensboro, N.C.As for the future of Ellsworth swimming, Clarke knows it’s in good hands.“The group we have coming in as freshmen next year is insanely ready,” Clarke said. “I’m going to warn other teams because those kids are going to be fast.” Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more