The Sports Minister of France, Roxana Maracineanu, has assured that team sports activity will resume “from Monday, May 11“with” specific rules of distancing “, a measure that contrasts with the decision of Ligue 1 to end the season by proclaiming Paris Saint-Germain champion.“The sport will resume in France from May 11, with very specific rules of distancing“He declared in an interview with the French station France Info.” The training sessions can be done with groups of less than ten people, abroad, “he added.In this sense, the former swimmer explained that all federations, “including collective sports and judo”, may “carry out activities, respecting the distance”. “We are also working on the reopening of facilities depending on the evolution of the pandemic,” he said. Thursday, the French Professional Football League (LFP) closed the 2019-20 season at a professional level in the country, after the decisions taken by the prime minister, and determined with “an index of performance” that Paris Saint-Germain proclaimed itself champion of Ligue 1 and also that Amiens SC descended in company with Toulouse FC.On the other hand, Maracineanu reassured clubs and federations, ensuring that they will continue to receive financial support. “From the first day, the Sports Ministry has supported associations, clubs, federations and all companies in the sports sector. They were able to benefit from measures such as partial unemployment, with the possibility of accessing the subsidy guaranteed by the State,” he said.“Sport, like culture, will continue to benefit from a support fund to face progressive de-escalation, because there will be no events until at least August“He continued, stressing that they will ensure that private companies and sponsors continue to” invest “in sport.” Sport is essential for health, and health will be the government’s priority, even after the crisis, “he concluded.
Arsene Wenger wants to cure his boredom by taking a job at one of Europe’s top clubs.The Frenchman ended his 22-year love affair with Arsenal in May after a disappointing season where they finished sixth and reached the Europa League semi-final. Following his exit, the 69-year-old spoke of taking a small break from the game he loves, but the workaholic is now looking for a fresh challenge.“It is exciting now because I can be tested again, he told beIN Sports. “That’s what I want in my life. I am a competitor who wants to be tested.“I don’t know what will happen but I’m in front of an empty page and I have to write the next chapter.“I’m not very gifted to enjoy life and lie on the beach. I envy friends of mine who can do that.“Very quickly I am bored because it is an addiction I have created. I have the addicted gene and you have to live with it.”Wenger also hinted his next club will need to have a “special” bond with style of play and the fans.“A big club has to have ambition,” he added.“To get the fan to wake up and say: ‘Ah, today my team plays and maybe I will see something special’.“That hope that I can deliver the perfect game is my real motivator.”Unai Emery was given the task of replacing Wenger, whose words suggest Gooners may even see their former boss in the away dugout at the Emirates at some point in the future.The new manager reportedly wants to build his side around Aaron Ramsey with the midfielder being offered a five-year contract. The Gunners also have their eyes on Paris Saint-Germain’s Yacine Adli. 1