Football’s top 20 managers ranked by fans

first_imgAdvertisement Football fans have voted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the best manager in the world. The German, who took the reins at Anfield back in 2015, has guided the Reds to the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup and won FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach award for his achievements.A two-time Bundesliga winner with Borussia Dortmund, Klopp was on the verge of delivering Liverpool’s first league title for 30 years until the season was indefinitely postponed – though the runaway leaders are set to be crowned champions even if the campaign doesn’t resume.And over on Ranker,  supporters have put Klopp in the top spot ahead of Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane, two managers who rewrote history in world football after managing the B teams of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.Defensive master Diego Simeone, who knocked Klopp’s European champions out of Europe’s premier club competition at the round of 16 stage last month, comes in fourth place.Italians Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and Max Allegri are all include in a top ten which has Jose Mourinho down as the ninth best manager in the game.Gareth Southgate, who led England to the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1990, occupies 13th spot, with Zlatko Delic, Croatia manager and the man who guided his country to a surprise final in Russia, a place further down.Read Also: Video: Jose Mourinho trains with Tottenham players amid lockdownMaurizio Sarri, Roberto Martinez, Erik ten Hag, Joachim Low, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini are the final five in top 20 that plenty of fans will no doubt have an issue with.Here is the top 20 in full:1. Jurgen Klopp2. Pep Guardiola3. Zinedine Zidane4. Diego Simeone5. Carlo Ancelotti6. Antonio Conte7. Didier Deschamps8. Luis Enrique9. Jose Mourinho10. Max Allegri11. Thomas Tuchel12. Fernando Santos13. Gareth Southgate14. Zlatko Dalic15. Maurizio Sarri16. Roberto Martinez17. Erik ten Hag18. Joachim Low19. Claudio Ranieri20. Roberto Mancini FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Loading… last_img read more

Munster crush Zebre

first_img Press Association Munster cruised to a sixth successive victory over Zebre to return to winning ways in the Guinness PRO12. Shortly after the break Simon Zebo added a fourth converted try and at that stage a thorough rout was on the cards, only for Munster to take their foot off the gas with the victory in the bag. Zebre did at least grab a consolation try through Oliveiro Fabiani that was converted by Luciano Orquera to ensure they avoided being blanked. The bonus-point win has lifted Munster up to second in the overall standings, a point behind new leaders Glasgow Warriors, although Ospreys can regain top spot with a win over Newport Gwent Dragons on Sunday. center_img Following a shock 24-16 defeat at provincial rivals Connacht on New Year’s Day, which included throwing away a 13-point lead, there was to be no such present for Italian side Zebre on this occasion as Munster triumphed 31-7. Felix Jones, CJ Stander and Conor Murray all scored converted first-half tries on the back of an early penalty from Ian Keatley to give Munster a 24-0 half-time lead at the Stadio XXV Aprile. last_img read more

32Red -Director of Brand & Acquisition Gerry Murray – Maximising the reach of brand ambassadors

first_img Submit Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign April 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series January 2, 2020 32Red brands reports of educational data breach as “untrue and unfounded” January 20, 2020 Share Share Brand ambassadors and sponsorship deals are regularly used by betting operators as a key marketing strategy. However, maximising the reach of these deals is a conundrum that many are still yet to fully solve.With the recent acquisition of Carl Frampton, online casino and betting operator 32Red strengthened its already extensive portfolio of brand ambassadors, in the process affirming its strong partnership with one of the sport’s most decorated promoters, Frank Warren.  As a brand ambassador for 32Red, the featherweight fighter joins elite company alongside renowned jockeys Jamie Spencer, Paddy Brennan and Bryan Cooper, as well as his domestic boxing rival Josh Warrington.  Director of Brand & Acquisition at 32Red Gerry Murray underlined that in Frampton and Warrington 32Red have been “fortunate enough to align the brand with two successful boxers who have the unique ability to generate a loyal and passionate following, as well as having right mix of genuine talent which means they’ll be competing in meaningful fights and therefore give the brand the exposure that those events bring about.”The partnership between Warrington and 32Red is a natural one given that Warrington is very closely linked to the Leeds United fan-base, who are also partners with 32Red, added to that  both boxers are promoted by Frank Warren, whose events on BT Sport are sponsored by the online operator. Detailing further why both Frampton and Warrington  fit well with 32Red’s wider sponsorship portfolio and strategy, Murray credited both sportsmen with possessing “engaging personalities” which he stated reflects the brand in a “positive way.”Murray also described how 32Red ensures that its portfolio of sponsorship deals are utilised to the full potential, lauding athletes from boxing and racing in the process: “Currently, the two areas where we have individual endorsement deals are racing and boxing and fortunately these are two sports where those involved are happy to work with sponsors collaboratively. “That’s certainly the case with the jockeys and boxers we work with. As long as we’re sensitive to the fact that their ‘day job’ takes precedence, then we rarely struggle to get access for the production of content or sponsored events.“We also make a conscious decision to plan on securing deals in sports we believe provide the right audience and platform for us and then we stick with these. We’ve done that over a number of years with racing sponsorships, our football club sponsorships have been multi-season agreements and more recently we’ve replicated that with boxing. By agreeing longer term partnerships we can dedicate budget and resource to these partnerships and try and build a consistent association with the property over time. We’ve generally found that this approach is far more effective than one off, ad hoc event deals.”32Red’s sponsorship deals also extend into the sport of football, as prime sponsors of Rangers FC, Leeds United FC and Swansea City FC. Murray explained why 32Red specifically chose these clubs to associate with: “There’s a number of reasons these club sponsorships work well for us. First and foremost, 32Red is primarily a casino focused brand and football offers the highest volume opportunity to reach an audience who over-index for the likelihood to play casino games.“Secondly, all the teams we’ve worked with have a significant fanbase which clearly gives us a great platform to build on. This naturally means regular televised games, high matchday attendances and a large and active social following. All ticks when we’re looking at partnerships in football or any sport.“We’ve then tried to be focused on securing deals with teams who have the ability to dominate their local and regional sports media – this means that we’ll naturally pick up a significant amount of branding across TV, Print and digital all year round. 32Red rarely go a day without appearing on the back page of the Scottish papers or The Yorkshire Evening Post as a result of the Leeds and Rangers deals and that wasn’t a fluke.“Effective measurement of sponsorships is always a discussion point, but by getting those elements right, we’ve seen growth in the regional areas around our sponsorships outstrip UK growth overall, so we’re confident in the impact this is having on the business.”Murray then went onto emphasise how 32Red maximises the benefits of being a prime sponsor for football clubs with such ardent supporters: “It’s got to be about trying to strike the right balance between delivering your commercial objectives and appreciating the emotional link the fans have with the club you’re sponsoring. “We obviously want Leeds fans to open an account with 32Red, but rather than just bombard their database with standard offers, we try and tailor those to ensure they’re relevant to the fanbase and also rotate them with less overtly ‘direct response’ content. When we do run a promotion to their fans, we want them to be open to hearing what we have to say, as opposed to sick of the sight of the same old  ‘sign-up now’ message.“I think Leeds is a good example of how we’ve made that work. You may have noticed the 32Red logo isn’t in red on the Leeds shirts due to their rivalry with Man United. That wasn’t a lightly taken decision, but it got us off on the right foot. Supporting Josh Warrington, who has a huge following from Leeds fans was also important. While it worked strategically for us, it also showed we were looking to develop a proper relationship with sports fans in Leeds and opened up a lot of content opportunities – particularly with the potential of a Word Title fight at Elland Road for Josh in 2018.”As prime partner of Rangers, 32Red also takes great pride in sponsoring ‘The Big Sleep Out’ an initiative that Rangers Charity Foundation and the fans all show tremendous support for, Murray expressed that: “We receive a positive benefit on the business from an association with the club and therefore it’s only appropriate that when we’re asked to help support an initiative for a great cause, that we step up and do our bit where we can. I wouldn’t however see this as ‘part of our sponsorship’, this is just a natural consequence of having a positive relationship with Rangers and their fans.”last_img read more

Alpena Residents Paint Bowls for ‘Empty Bowls’ Project

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena residents were hard at working painting bowls for a good cause. Over a dozen of locals were busy hand creating and painting bowls as a donation for the upcoming event, ‘Empty Bowls.’With the donation all of the proceeds will go to any organization that helps fight hunger in the city of Alpena. During the ‘Empty Bowls’ event people will be given a bowl to eat, and presentations will be made about the statistics of hunger in the area. This ‘Empty Bowls’ mission is to help people become more aware of hunger within the area.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Empty Bowls, PaintingContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Community Schools Return to School After Small Electrical FireNext Alpena High School in Search for a New Principallast_img read more

Clippers’ Blake Griffin returns with mixed reviews

first_imgPHILADELPHIA >> It wasn’t a bombshell announcement that Blake Griffin was going to be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the 76ers. For weeks, the game seemed like a logical return date for the Clippers’ star forward who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 20.Privately, Griffin had been playing and going through grueling workouts, testing his right knee.Against the 76ers, he finally got the chance to show that everything works.Griffin slammed home a tip-in dunk and looked like he was moving fine in the Clippers’ 121-110 loss to Philadelphia, a positive sign after his lateral movement and attacking were limited by knee pain and stiffness in December prior to the surgery. “I probably would’ve liked to attack more, especially late in the shot clock. A couple times I settled for jumpers. But, I felt fine,” Griffin said. “Timing and rhythm for sure was the biggest thing.”Griffin struggled from the field (3-for-10) and the line (6-for-10), and he was sloppy with the basketball, turning it over six times.Still, there were no physical setbacks, and Griffin was able to play almost 30 minutes.“I honestly have had workouts that are twice as hard as this,” he said after the game. “As far as body-wise, pounding on my buddy, I’m lifting, then doing basketball, then doing treadmill and court conditioning all in a day, it’s more than just this. I don’t expect to feel anything.”The dunk was a reminder to people that haven’t seen Griffin in over a month that he can still make a big play, but it wasn’t a mental hurdle or anything for him. “I’ve had some explosive moments, whatever you want to call them, in workouts, playing 1-on-1, playing 3-on-3. That was put to rest for me,” he said. “It’s good to be able to feel that in a game and get back to that, but I feel like that was already out of my mind.”Sick as a DocDoc Rivers walked into the Wels Fargo Center Tuesday night, briefly stopping to talk with security and building personnel before disappearing into the coaches’ locker room.And in a trick that would make any magician impressed, when it came time to speak to the media, out popped Mike Woodson.Rivers was an unhealthy scratch Tuesday, with the illness he’s been battling for weeks getting the better of him.Woodson, one of the team’s assistant coaches, received the worst kind of promotion against Philadelphia — one that comes with more responsibility and without a raise.“I won’t get his check,” Woodson joked.Rivers missed a practice earlier this month with an illness. According to the Clippers, the last time Rivers missed a game was on Nov. 4, 2007 after the death of his father.Rivers went back to the team hotel during the game.Woodson has served as the Clippers head coach three times prior this season following three ejections for Rivers.“It was definitely strange,” DeAndre Jordan said. “We’ve played without Doc a couple of games when he got kicked out. But for a whole game, that was…I missed his raspy voice. But, Woody did a good job tonight, so it was cool.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clippers to sign center Joakim Noah, per report

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory In 2016, the Knicks signed Noah, a New York native, to a four-year, $72 million contract, but his homecoming was marred by injuries and a drug suspension. In 2018, New York and Noah agreed to a buyout.He spent the latter half of last season playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, for whom he averaged 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.5 minutes through 42 games.A two-time NCAA champion with the Florida Gators, Noah was named to the All-NBA First Team in 2014. His father, Yannick Noah, is a former professional tennis player and the 1983 French Open champion.In his last game against the Clippers, last Feb. 22, Noah finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal in 30 minutes for the Grizzlies. The Clippers won 112-106. The 2013-14 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Noah is known as a cerebral, hard-playing free spirit. He previously played for three NBA teams, spending nine seasons in Chicago with the Bulls. For his career, he’s averaged 8.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum The Clippers will sign free-agent center Joakim Noah to fill their 15th and final roster spot, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday.Noah, a two-time All-Star, is expected to join the team next week, per ESPN. He’ll start his Clippers tenure on a 10-day contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.The Clippers – who are 43-19 and hold the second position in the Western Conference standings – currently split most of their center minutes between starter Ivica Zubac (8.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game) and standout reserve Montrezl Harrell (18.7 points and 7.1 rebounds).Noah, 35, reportedly was slated to work out for the Clippers before the season but a minor injury postponed that session. The 6-foot-11 center with 12 years of NBA experience remained a free agent. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ last_img read more

Rapatona and Huawei PS draw 1-1

first_imgIt was solid defence in the backline from both sides in a scorless second half that forced both sides to settle for 1 competition point each for the 1-1 scoreline.Rapatona were first on the board late in the first half with a goal to Peterson Elijah in the 38th minute.Huawei PS regathered and hit back just six minutes later to equalize after Iamo Makena powered a shot through to score.The second half saw both sides fail to capitalize on chances to score which frustrated the two teams.Both sides had equal opportunities to take the lead but the backline from both teams denied any more points being scored.last_img

PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win

first_imgElizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly-formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: Ateneo wins 2nd straight, sends UE to 0-4 start Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Kranda poured in a game-high 21 points, 17 off thunderous kills, while Manabat and Wendel added 14 and 11 points, respectively.“The players were still jittery, but I’m happy because we won and it’s a good start for us this tournament,” said Abella, who replaced Serbian mentor Moro Branislav at the helm, on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBranislav, who steered Foton to a Grand Prix title in 2016, is now calling the shots for Cocolife Asset Managers.An off-the-block spike by Wendel put the Tornadoes up, 23-20, in the fourth set before Manabat and Kranda clinched the victory with back-to-back hits. MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Import Darlene Ramdin paced the Life Savers with 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Klopp expects Ole to be named permanent United boss

first_imgAhead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford, Klopp said he had been impressed with the job the Norwegian is doing at Old Trafford.“He has the quality and he had the luck in the right moment,” said the German. “Now he’s in charge and there is no doubt that he will be the manager next year as well, that’s clear.“Can you imagine one situation when they say ‘we are bringing in another manager’? Then a new manager will lose one game and that’s not possible.“He deserves (the job) 100 percent, he did everything that you have to do to be successful with them.”Klopp, whose team are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, said all managers needed an element of luck.“When I went from Mainz to (Borussia) Dortmund, people said I have no international experience. It was true but it’s not something you can buy. You have to make it.“And if Ole’s not a former player of Manchester United then he will not have made a move from Norway to Manchester United. That’s clear. But if you get the chance you have to use it. Of course he’s showed everything you need together with his coaches. They made a few smart decisions.”The Liverpool boss said United, who have battled their way into the top four, would be a different proposition from the side his team beat 3-1 at Anfield in Mourinho’s last match in charge.“It’s a big one and we know that it’s a difficult one as well,” Klopp said, adding that United’s attacking players were full of confidence, with Paul Pogba outstanding in recent weeks.“They are in a really good moment, really good moment,” he said. “They are physically strong, they defend well, they attack well.”“They have all different ways in their toolbox to get results,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be the next permanent manager of Manchester United. The clubs meet on Sunday in a showdown of Premier League giants.Solskjaer has won 11 of his 13 matches since taking interim charge following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, with the only loss a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.last_img read more


first_imgPolice have uncovered a suspected Romanian crime gang operating a prostitution racket in Donegal and Derry.Thousands of pounds in cash was sent to three European countries as part of the alleged vice ring based, it was claimed.Detectives from the PSNI’s organised crime branch detained one suspect in a raid carried out 24 hours after a newspaper published its probe into the sex trade. Nocolae Razvan Gros (25), a Romanian man from Kular Court, William Street, Derry, is charged with controlling prostitution for gain and improperly obtaining a Romanian driving licence and identity card.The PSNI believe Gros was controlling prostitution in Donegal.With the accused linked to two alternative names, a judge was told police are still not sure of his real identity. He was arrested during searches of his flat on January 16 which led to the discovery of “paraphernalia associated with prostitution”.Officers found substantial quantities of condoms, baby oil and towelling lying on the bed, said Crown counsel Conor Maguire.A number of mobile phones and SIM cards with female names written on them were seized. Some were for use in the UK, others in the Irish Republic, the court heard.Gros was present with a Romanian woman who he said was his girlfriend.One of the phones contained images of her identical to those on an escort website advertising sexual services, it was claimed.Although Gros denied any knowledge of the SIM cards, Mr Maguire said forensic examinations found his DNA on them.A day before the search, the Sunday Life newspaper published details of an undercover reporter being offered sex by a woman at the apartment block, the court heard.Her description was said to match that of Gros’ alleged girlfriend.The accused claimed he had rented the flat with savings brought from his native country.Between them, Gros and the woman have sent £7,747 in cash to Romania, France and Germany, the court was told.The judge, Lord Justice Higgins, adjourned the bail application to allow further checks on the documents and a possible bail address.POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE SMASHED PROSTITUTION RING IN DONEGAL AND DERRY was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derrydonegalprostitutionlast_img read more