Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops hint over his next job in management

first_imgFormer Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops hint over his next job in management Unai Emery has been out of a job since his dismissal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says he’s open to all opportunities after being sacked by Arsenal but the Spaniard admits he keeps a particularly ‘close eye’ on Serie A football ahead of a potential move to Italy.Arsenal’s miserable Europa League defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last November proved to be the final straw and Emery, 48, has been out of a job ever since, with compatriot Mikel Arteta taking over the reins at the Emirates. However, the three-time Europa League winner is looking to move back into the world of management and has not ruled a return to the Premier League in the not-too-distant future. Arsenal legend Tony Adams defended Emery this week (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Tony Adams jumped to Emery’s defence and instead hit out at the club’s flawed recruitment strategy which he feels let the Spaniard down.‘I have been speaking for the last ten years about recruitment at the club and I think that really needs to up it’s game,’ the former Arsenal captain told Sky Sports.‘The coach is irrelevant. Emery was a fantastic coach but recruitment let him down. ‘If you get that right then the coach has a chance.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil a ‘huge problem’ in Arsenal’s contract renewal talks with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Arsenal legend Paul Merson tells Manchester United to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and become ‘major force’ Advertisement Emery has talked up a potential move to Italy (Picture: Getty)But it appears Emery has a preference for Serie A where he has considered working in the past.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I coached for 16 years in a row, so decided to take a little rest to prepare for the project that most inspires me,’ Emery told‘I won’t rule out any country: England, France, Spain, where I already worked, or Italy, which I’ve never worked in before.‘I did have some contact with several Italian clubs, but for one reason or another, it was not possible to work here. I am open to everything and keep a very close eye on Serie A.‘Out of respect and fairness, I will not name the clubs who contacted me in previous years.’center_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Mar 2020 3:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link855Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Palm Cove masterpiece proves its worth as FNQ holiday retreat

first_img4 Muller St, Palm CoveTHIS tropical oasis has allowed Tasmanians Brett and Sharee Gleeson to enjoy the best of both worlds.The 1045sq m property is a standout home of Palm Cove’s Argentea residential estate.The couple, farmers from the picturesque Derwent Valley, first clapped eyes on the stylish three-bedroom manor in 2009.It has since been their perfect Far North holiday retreat.“We did look at Port Douglas, but when we first saw this place we just went ‘wow’,” Mrs Gleeson said.“It was an architectural masterpiece and perfectly built for the tropics. Coming from Tasmania, you’d assume we’d always have the airconditioning, but it hasn’t been the case at all.”Built 10 years ago, the Palm Cove home ticks all the boxes for people looking for a patch of paradise that can be relished in privacy.The master bedroom features a colossal walk-in wardrobe and en suite, while the large kitchen adjoins a plush outdoor entertaining area.A media room has the potential to be converted into a fourth bedroom if needed.A swimming pool forms the centrepiece of the leafy backyard.“We try and come up here two or three times a year,” Mrs Gleeson said. “It’s so private, you back on to rainforest and don’t even realise you’ve got neighbours.”“It’s a great lifestyle – you can ride your bike down to the beach and enjoy beautiful meals. We have family up here, and this house has given us a really great balance between warm and cool climates.”A pool is a great feature of the leafy yard.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoMrs Gleeson said the house was a hive of activity last month, when her stepdaughter Maegan was married at Palm Cove.But now, after eight years, the couple has decided to put the property on the market.“It’s an amazing home, and we’ll be sad to sell it, but it’s time for the next chapter,” she said. We want to travel Australia in a Winnebago.”Along with Port Douglas, Palm Cove has long been a destination of choice for many southerners who, like the Gleesons, are keen on having a home away from home during the winter months.The average selling price for houses at Palm Cove, according to CoreLogic, was $558,000 as of February.The property at 4 Muller St is open for inspection today from 11-11.30am.Selling agent John Pirie, of Twomey Schriber Property Group, said the home was “one of the best in Argentea”.“It’s an ex-display home and the design is still cutting edge,” he said. “There is not much land left in Argentea, and this is just a cracking house.”Mr Pirie said the home had “enormous potential” to generate income through Airbnb or as a holiday rental.last_img read more

One in four Aussie households renting

first_imgMore households with children are in private rentals now. Picture: Inside Outside Design.NEW research has found the private rental sector was the fastest growing part of the housing system, with one in four Aussie households now renting.Latest research for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute called for nationwide cultural change to not just modernise the private rental system (PRS) but remove any stigma associated with renting.It said 2.1 million Aussie households — about 26 per cent of all households — lived in the private rental sector in 2016.The sector grew 38 per cent between 2006 and 2016 — increasing at twice the rate of household growth.Most current figures (2013-14) have the number of investor households at 1.135 million — with 72 per cent owning one property and the rest having multiple.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoAmong the cultural changes needed to modernise the system, AHURI said, was “encouraging investor landlords to see themselves as being in the business of being a housing provider, rather than an informal arrangement to ‘let’ someone use their property”.It also called for Australians to acknowledge that “private renters are not second-class citizens and increasingly expect and require a high level of service for the rent that they pay, including timely and accurate responses to requests”.With three quarters of private rental properties sitting with rental property managers, it called for more recognition and training in that area too.AHURI said renting was “no longer a transitional sector for younger people between leaving the family home and becoming homeowners”.“There are now more private renters on lower and higher incomes, more households with children; more households renting at midlife, and more long-term renters (10-plus years).”FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKFREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXlast_img read more

Forget the commute, this house has parking for the helicopter

first_img Inside Tim Cahill’s ultimate sports mansion The entertainment veranda on the side spills out onto the lawn and the pool. You can have eight people in your personal cinema. 101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, comes with helicopter parking.This home has the ultimate way to beat the commuters blues with parking for the helicopter — though there’s also underground parking for your seven luxury cars.The three storey mansion called Tulsa is at Paradise Waters on the Gold Coast and the sellers are keen to hand it over to the next heli-commuter. MORE: Is this Australia’s cheapest island? Maybe some drinks on the deck before the movie.The riverfront property also has a self contained au pair’s quarters, an office, library, an eight-person home theatre with 140 inch screen and it’s very own formal bar room.Of the six bedrooms on the property, one is an outdoor one, for washing off the saltwater or tidying up after a swim. The wide block has 30m of waterfront access.“The sellers health forces the sale of this once in a lifetime property,” was how the five bedroom property at 101 Commodore Drive was listed.Agent Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast — Surfers Paradise described the 10m by 10m helipad as a unique feature of the luxury home. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, Qld 4217 House earns owner $200k a year There is a formal bar as well.“You may already own an incredible waterfront property with a boat/yacht mooring however, when it comes to getting further afield, there’s no denying that the ability to land a helicopter at your home is a rarely available benefit,” was how he listed it.“This is the only home on the Gold Coast that you can land your helicopter on the waterfront. Whether you’re arriving by car, boat or even helicopter, this is an optional convenience on a whole new level.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Tennis ace Pat Rafter the new Thor neighbour The helipad is on the water and measures 10m by 10m. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Year round swims are possible in the heated pool.It even has a powered workshop in the basement of the 1,129sq m block and a massive 30 metres of water frontage.The kitchen servery opens out to an outdoor covered terrace, and the “sunset entertaining terrace” comes with a barbecue and a sink.All the blinds inside and out are motorised and the pool is heated.This type of luxury will definitely cost you mega bucks, but one of the best features of the property right now is that the sellers have dropped the price, going from $16.25m to $14.88m now.last_img read more

Retirement ‘is harmful to health’

first_img Share Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Retirement ‘is harmful to health’ by: – May 16, 2013 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Retirement can affect your mental health, the study suggestsRetirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found.The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a “drastic decline in health” in the medium and long term.The IEA said the study suggests people should work for longer for health as well as economic reasons.The government already plans to raise the state pension age.The study, which was published in conjunction with the Age Endeavour Fellowship, a charity, compared retired people with those who had continued working past retirement age, and took into account possible confounding factors.Philip Booth, programme director at the IEA, said the government should go further to deregulate labour markets and allow people to work for longer.No ‘normal’ retirement age“Working longer will not only be an economic necessity, it also helps people live healthier lives,” he said.Edward Datnow, chairman of the Age Endeavour Fellowship, said: “There should be no ‘normal’ retirement age in future. “More employers need to consider how they will capitalise on Britain’s untapped grey potential and those seeking to retire should think very hard about whether it is their best option.”The study suggests there is a small boost to health immediately after retirement, before a significant decline in the longer term.Retirement is found to increase the chances of suffering from clinical depression by 40%, while you are 60% more likely to suffer from a physical condition. The effect is the same for men and women, while the chances of becoming ill appear to increase with the length of time spent in retirement.BBC Newslast_img read more

Usain Bolt says open to comeback — if coach asks

first_img Loading… Read Also: La Liga: Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves “I got sick that first week as I was scared to fall asleep so I stayed up at nights just watching her,” he said. “I am a heavy sleeper but I have learned that I am going to wake up, I am going to get up no matter what, I am getting better and I am learning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “My coach gets too excited when I come to the track, so I stay away,” he said. Bolt meanwhile said he is adjusting to life as a father after he and partner Kasi Bennett welcomed a baby girl in May. Bolt said fatherhood was “harder than breaking a world record.” “If my coach came back and told me, let’s do this, I will, because I believe so much in my coach,” Bolt said. “So I know if he says we’re going to do this, I know it’s possible. Give Glen Mills a call, and I’ll be back.” Bolt, who last competed internationally at the World Championships in London in 2017 where he won bronze in the 100m, said he does not visit the track any more.center_img Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career. However the 33-year-old told Variety magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran coach Mills asked him. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocketlast_img read more

Alleged $9.5m FIFA grant fraud: Court dismisses application to join Pinnick, Sanusi

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 NJustice Peter Affen of an FCT High Court, Maitama on Thursday dismissed an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to join the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, in the alleged misappropriation of $9.5 million FIFA grant. Affen in his ruling held that it would amount to abuse of court processes to join the duo after they were acquitted of similar charge at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division. He held that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court had earlier acquitted Pinnick and Sanusi. Affen added that there was a similar charge before her (Ojukwu ) and in line with the provisions of section 355 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, they were acquitted. He then adjourned until April 30 for the trial of the other three. The EFCC dragged three officials of NFF before the court in an alleged $9.5 million FIFA grant misappropriation before applying on April 30, 2019 to join both Pinnick and Sanusi in the matter as co-defendants. Those being tried earlier were Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Administration and Finance; Reagan Zaka, Cashier; and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department. The EFCC charged the defendants with five counts bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation. The EFCC alleged that they conspired between January 8 and 26, 2015 to commit the offence, contrary to Section 97 of Penal Code. Andekin was alleged to have been entrusted with money meant for the development of football in Nigeria, a grant from world football body, the Federation of International Football Association. He was alleged to have fraudulently diverted $1.3 million from the NFF domiciliary account with Zenith Bank, an act that is contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code. Zaka, on his part, was said to have fraudulently diverted $7.2 million from the FIFA grant, while Mamza was accused of diverting $2.3 million. The defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charge. On June 27, 2019, while adopting processes filed in support of the application for joinder the prosecuting counsel, Steve Odiase, urged the court to grant the application.Tags: NFFlast_img read more

Aston Villa begin search for new boss after sacking Tim Sherwood

first_img Villa have lost their last six league games with their only win coming on the opening day at Bournemouth. Sherwood leaves the club four points from the safety line having managed them for just 28 games, winning 10, losing 16 and drawing two. The club said in a statement: “The board has monitored the performances closely all season and believes the results on the pitch were simply not good enough and that a change is imperative. “However, the club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Tim for all his efforts during a difficult period last season and for the many positive contributions he has made to the entire football set-up during his time with the club. We wish him well in the future.” The 46-year-old was dismissed on Sunday following a dismal start to the season which has seen Villa plummet to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. They slipped to the foot of the table hours after Sherwood was sacked thanks to Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Newcastle. Aston Villa have begun the search for Tim Sherwood’s replacement after losing patience with their former boss. Press Association Press Association Sport understands Sherwood will net a 12-month pay-off after leaving just eight months into a three-and-a-half year deal. He was axed along with assistant Ray Wilkins, first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea. Villa’s Under-21 boss Kevin MacDonald has been placed in caretaker charge and is expected to manage the side for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup trip to Southampton as well as next Monday’s league game at Tottenham. MacDonald was previously caretaker boss in 2010 after Martin O’Neill quit and was brought back to the club by Sherwood in February after a coaching spell at Nottingham Forest. Press Association Sport understands four or five names are in the frame to succeed Sherwood with former Lyon manager Remi Garde the early bookies’ favourite. The ex-Arsenal midfielder, who held talks with Newcastle last season, is a free agent after leaving Lyon in 2014 saying he wanted a break for personal reasons. He spent three years in charge at the Stade de Gerland and won the Coupe de France in 2012 having previous won the Premier League in 1998 as a player with Arsenal. Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, Brendan Rodgers, available after leaving Liverpool, and David Moyes, currently in charge at Real Sociedad, have also been backed. last_img read more

Manchester United entertain only to be denied win by late Paul Dummett stunner

first_img But Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic gave the home side hope and although Rooney scored again 11 minutes from time, Dummett’s late intervention denied Louis van Gaal victory on a night when he may well have been angry, but could not have been bored. A crowd of 49,673 at St James’ – among them new signings Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet – rose before kick-off to pay its respects to the late Pavel Srnicek, the man between the posts on the day almost two decades ago that Newcastle famously beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s side 5-0 on Tyneside. But once the game was under way, referee Mike Dean did not endear himself to the locals when he awarded the visitors a penalty for handball against Chancel Mbemba as he contested a corner with Marouane Fellaini, although how much the defender knew about it was debatable. Rooney, however, needed no second invitation as he dispatched the spot-kick with Mr Dean, who later decided not to repeat the dose at the other end after Daryl Janmaat went down in the box under Lingard’s rash challenge, having been firmly installed as the villain of the piece. Van Gaal’s men extended their lead seven minutes before the break when, after Mbemba’s loose pass had been picked off, they broke at pace and Rooney held the ball up before feeding a fine reverse pass to Lingard to score. But Newcastle grabbed a lifeline four minutes later when Mitrovic headed down Fabricio Coloccini’s long ball and Wijnaldum swept it past David de Gea for his club’s first goal since December 19. The Magpies returned in determined mood and went close seven minutes after the restart when Moussa Sissoko tricked his way past full-back Ashley Young and forced De Gea, who had produced a vital first-half block to deny Wijnaldum, to save again at his near post. Lingard could have effectively sealed victory four minutes later, but shot high and wide with the goal at his mercy after being set up by Ander Herrera, but after Jack Colback had seen fresh appeals for a penalty waved away, Mr Dean finally pointed to the spot after Chris Smalling had hauled down Mitrovic. The full-back drilled home a superb 90th-minute equaliser to end a run of four successive defeats in all competitions after Wayne Rooney looked to have claimed the points for the visitors. Rooney had opened the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty and Jesse Lingard made it 2-0 eight minutes before the break. Press Association Unlikely hero Paul Dummett snatched a precious point for relegation-threatened Newcastle as Manchester United twice squandered the lead to draw 3-3 at St James’ Park. The Serbia international dusted himself down to convert calmly from 12 yards to level, and the Magpies thought they had taken the lead two minutes later when Wijnaldum struck, but did so from an offside position. Rooney looked to have won it with a stunning 79th-minute finish after substitute Memphis Depay’s initial shot had been blocked, but Dummett grabbed a point at the death with a left-foot missile. TWEET OF THE MATCH “This is what @premierleague is all about. Energy, goals and the passion of the players + fans!! #mufc” – former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was amongst those taken in by Tuesday’s encounter PLAYER RATINGS Newcastle Rob Elliot: 7 Daryl Janmaat: 7 Chancel Mbemba: 6 Fabricio Coloccini: 7 Paul Dummett: 6 Cheick Tiote: 6 Jack Colback: 6 Moussa Sissoko: 7 Ayoze Perez: 7 Georginio Wijnaldum: 8 Aleksandar Mitrovic: 7 Subs: Yoan Gouffran: 6 Ivan Toney: 6 Siem de Jong: 6 Manchester United David de Gea: 7 Ashley Young: 6 Chris Smalling: 6 Daley Blind: 6 Matteo Darmian: 7 Morgan Schneiderlin: 7 Marouane Fellaini: 6 Anthony Martial: 7 Ander Herrera: 7 Jesse Lingard: 7 Wayne Rooney: 8 Subs: Memphis Depay: 7 Juan Mata: 6 STAR PLAYER Wayne Rooney was involved throughout, calmly converting his penalty, setting up Jesse Lingard for his goal and then smashing home the third. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Paul Dummett’s piledriver which secured a precious point from a game in which he and his team-mates fought desperately hard to gain tangible reward. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Steve McClaren will have been delighted with the way his side fought to the death on a night when several key decisions went against them, but finally found their touch in front of goal. Louis van Gaal will have been happy with the way United attacked, if not with all of their finishing, but they were suspect at the back. MOAN OF THE MATCH Referee Mike Dean needed eyes in the back of his head on a night when there were penalty decisions to make at both ends. All were tight calls and the two he gave were probably correct, but he looked to have missed a third. WHO’S UP NEXT Newcastle v West Ham (Barclays Premier League, Saturday, January 16) Liverpool v Manchester United (Barclays Premier League, Sunday, January 17) It was a thoroughly entertaining match but one which left Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal frustrated. “Of course it feels like a defeat,” the Dutchman told broadcast media. “We have given it away – I have told that to my players. When the referee gives a penalty for nothing – it is a duel I think and you cannot decide who is worse – but we gave it away. “We could have scored six goals easily here and we did not. If we had, it would have been three successive wins at the start of the year going into Liverpool. “It is not so interesting to create chances. In every press conference I say you have to score one more goal than the opponent.” United captain Wayne Rooney echoed those sentiments, but Newcastle boss Steve McClaren believes his side deserved a point. “The crowd responded magnificently and we wanted to show everyone what we are about,” he said. “People said that United were boring and that we lack character, but we kept fighting until the end and we have got a goal that feels like a winner. “People thought it would be a 0-0 and it was a classic at 3-3. It must have been a great game for the neutral – it was a heart attack for the coaches.” last_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly As BCCI President: How Will His Equation With Head Coach Ravi Shastri Be?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: With the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the new BCCI president, a new era in cricket administration has begun in India. Ganguly, who will be appointed as the new BCCI president on October 23, has gotten massive support. However, it will be very interesting to see how Ganguly’s equation with the current head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, will be. In 2016, Ganguly and Shastri had a major falling-out when the former India captain, who was part of the Cricket Advistory Committee (CAC), was tasked with selecting the new head coach of the team following the exit of Duncan Fletcher. Heading into the interview, everyone tipped Shastri to be the full-time head coach after he had a successful run as the Indian cricket team director. Ganguly, along with VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Jagdale were tasked to appoint the coach. There were reports that Ganguly was not in favour of Shastri being the coach.Things took an ugly turn when there accusations from Shastri that a member of the committee, reportedly Ganguly, wasn’t present and that was disrespectful to the selection process. At that time, Shastri was vacationing in Bangkok. However, Ganguly hit back stating that Shastri was living in a ‘Fool’s paradise’ if he felt that he was responsible for him not being a coach. Anil Kumble was appointed the head coach but he resigned a year later after he termed his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli ‘untenable’ and Shastri returned.The relationship between Ganguly and Shastri never recovered. In one episode of Breakfast With Champions, Shastri revealed an incident when he taught a punctuality lesson to Ganguly by leaving him behind in team’s hotel in Bangladesh, after the former Indian skipper was late. However, Ganguly rubbished the claims. Also Read | Why Ganguly’s Tenure As BCCI President Will Last For Only Nine Months?A lot of water has flown under the bridge since the 2016 fiasco. Shastri and the Kohli duo have helped India establish a certain sense of dominance in all three formats. However, with Ganguly now at the top of the ladder and Shastri at the helm of the cricket team, it will be interesting to see how these two work together for the betterment of the Indian cricket side.last_img read more