‘Money is no issue’ – Benfica president dreaming of Mourinho

first_imgBenfica president Luis Filipe Vieira insisted “money is no issue” as the Portuguese giants try to lure Jose Mourinho to Estadio da Luz.Mourinho is without a job after he was sacked by Premier League side Manchester United last month, ending his two-and-a-half-year tenure at Old Trafford.The Portuguese boss – who has been linked with Real Madrid and Inter – made a name for himself at Benfica’s rivals Porto, where he won the 2003-04 Champions League and two Primeira Liga titles before moving to Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Mourinho’s managerial career began at Benfica when he replaced Jupp Heynckes after the fourth week of the Primeira Liga before resigning just nine games later following a changed in the club’s presidency.Now, after axing head coach Rui Vitoria last week, Vieira is dreaming of bringing Mourinho to Benfica all these years later.”For now, Bruno Lage is the coach of Benfica,” Vieira told Portuguese broadcaster SIC. “There will be news next week.” When asked about Mourinho, Vieira said: “I am his friend. Who would not like to have Mourinho? [But] I have not talked to him.”If he says yes tomorrow, he’ll be here at the drop of a hat. Money is no issue for Benfica.Benfica are third in Portugal’s top flight, seven points adrift of leaders Porto after 16 rounds.The club are also set to begin play in the Europa League knockout stages as the Portuguese side is set to take on Galatasaray after finishing third behind Bayern Munich and Ajax in Champions League play.last_img read more

Sensex down 190 points Nifty below 11800

first_imgMumbai: After opening on a flat note, the benchmark Sensex fell over 190 points during the early trade on Friday.Investor sentiment took a hit after oil prices rose sharply.Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, surged over 5 per cent on renewed tensions in the Middle East after Iran shot down a US military drone.At 10 a.m., the Sensex traded 190.27 points or 0.48 per cent lower at 39,411.36.The Nifty was 44.80 points or 0.38 per cent down to 11,786.95.On Thursday, Indian shares rose sharply, taking cues from firm global markets after the US Federal Reserve hinted at a rate cut.last_img

University commemorates death of namesake

Prof. David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, co-founder of the University’s commemoration ceremony for Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, leads re-enactors from Fort George onto campus Friday. Photo by Bob Tymczyszyn.The front of the Schmon Tower looked like a page out of a history book Friday morning.War of 1812 re-enactors from Fort George marched onto campus to commemorate the death of Sir Isaac Brock by firing muskets while members of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment lowered flags to mark the occasion and Last Post was performed.The University’s namesake was killed on Oct. 13, 1812 by a sniper’s bullet while leading the charge in the Battle of Queenston Heights.Several University dignitaries spoke about the role of the Major-General and the two-year war in shaping Canada as a nation.“That war made Canada a possibility,” President Jack Lightstone said. “Had the war gone differently, Canada would have surely been an impossibility.”Rev. David Galston, a chaplain with the University’s Faith and Life Centre, noted that the story of Brock’s death, when he is rumoured to have uttered to his troops what would become the University’s motto – surgite or push on – is more about the inspiration of the human spirit rather than “history as a set of facts.”“Not all of the facts are clear about General Brock but what has persisted as oral tradition is the spirit of his character,” Galston said.“It is this spirit of Isaac Brock that we recall and celebrate today. His seeming refusal to place himself above others, his care for the quality of relationships he held with others and his regard for honesty above all are characteristics we can celebrate as good Canadian qualities and as significant qualities to uphold in a learning environment like Brock University.“Even though we cannot know all the facts about General Isaac Brock, we can still remember and celebrate him as an inspiring icon in Canadian history and for this university. In this spirit, we can all say ‘Rest in peace, Sir Isaac.’” read more