Rossi laughs off talk of Man Utd coaching role

first_imgGiuseppe Rossi has not returned to Manchester United as a coach despite the emergence of reports to the contrary. The former United striker made 14 appearances for the club during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign but left in 2007 in after failing to pin down a regular spot in the side.He joined Villarreal in La Liga, but has been without a club since leaving Serie A outfit Genoa in 2018. 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? And the 31-year-old has been back at United’s Carrington training ground this season since his former teammate Old Gunnar Solskjaer assumed caretaker charge of the club.Rumours had circulated that the Italy international had joined the Norwegian’s coaching staff, but Rossi has rubbished those suggestions in response to a tweet posted by his girlfriend.“Lol. They think you’re there to coach,” posted Rossi’s significant other.“Hahahahaha me a coach??????” responded Rossi on Twitter.The player has insisted that he has returned to Old Trafford only to train and work on his fitness with a view to finding a new club.Rossi, an Italian-American, was born and raised in New Jersey before being offered a place in the youth set-up at Parma in 2000.He was signed by United in 2004 and became a squad player, appearing 12 times in the first team during the 2005/06 season as the team finished second in the Premier League behind Chelsea.He scored just four goals for the club before being allowed to leave for Spain, where he scored 28 goals in five seasons for the club from Castellon.He has since played for Fiorentina, Levante and Celta Vigo, and joined Genoa in 2017, scoring one goal in 10 appearances before being released in the summer. Another old face seen back at Old Trafford recently has been former boss Ferguson, who has had a presence around the training ground since the appointment of Solskjaer.The Scot has been offering backing and advice to his former striker as he cuts his teeth in the Old Trafford job until the end of the season.   Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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UN envoy stresses urgency of appointing new Premier to maintain Somalias progress

Somalia’s President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, now has 30 days to appoint a successor to Mr. Shirdon, who was in office for just over a year. “I hope the President will consult widely before choosing. It is in all our interests that the next PM and Government is broadly inclusive, able to unite the country and capable of delivering what Somalia needs – peace, rule of law, economic growth and good public services,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay. Mr. Kay paid tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister, and noted that his departure was managed in accordance with the provisional constitution and the rules of procedure of the Federal Parliament. “Somalia’s institutions are coming of age. The UN is here to support their development, and looks forward to working constructively with the new administration,” he stated in a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which he heads. The envoy also urged the Federal Parliament to make progress on the many law-making and other constitutional tasks that the country urgently needs. “Over the coming years, it is important that Parliament, Government and the Presidency continue to work constructively together in full respect for the Provisional Federal Constitution.” Somalia has been torn asunder by factional fighting since 1991 but has recently made progress towards stability. In 2011, Al-Shabaab insurgents retreated from Mogadishu and last year, new Government institutions emerged, as the country ended a transitional phase toward setting up a permanent, democratically-elected Government. UNSOM was established by the Security Council in June to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity. read more

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