Jose Mourinho aims subtle swipe at Arsenal over Mikel Arteta appointment

first_imgMikel Arteta was appointed Arsenal head coach on Friday afternoon (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho has taken aim at Arsenal and their decision to appoint Mikel Arteta by questioning clubs that hire managers with ‘zero defeats’ rather than those with proven pedigree.Arteta, 37, beat off a host of significantly more experienced candidates to land his dream job and the 37-year-old spoke with immense pride during an impressive opening press conference on Friday afternoon.Carlo Ancelotti was heavily linked with Arsenal after being sacked by Napoli but was ultimately overlooked for the position. The 60-year-old Italian and is now being tipped to take over the reins at Everton.Mourinho’s great rival, Pep Guardiola, has backed Arteta to do an ‘excellent job’ after watching his compatriot develop as his assistant at Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta left City to take over the reins at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Arteta hopes to be able to create the kind of ‘winning mentality’ that Guardiola built during their time at City.‘You have to be ruthless, consistent and fit every day the culture of the club to create a winning mentality,’ he said.‘Every day is important, every act is important.‘His work rate is incredible… For me the secret is that the players and staff have to believe what you’re trying to deliver.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 11:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Advertisement Comment Arteta insists he still has a good relationship with Guardiola (Picture: Getty)Arteta feels ‘a little bit sad’ about leaving City midway through the season but insists he remains on good terms with Guardiola.‘The relationship between me and Pep is incredibly good,’ he added.‘Obviously he was sad and the timing wasn’t the best for him but he understood, he knows how I’ve been growing and the needs I had emotionally, the ambitions I had and he kept giving me more and more over the years.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If I had admiration for him before, after working with him I could not explain what a nice person he is and what a professional he is.‘The way he reacted with me looking at my eyes, he knew I was suffering because I was leaving him in a moment where obviously they need me a little bit.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In that sense I feel a little bit sad but he’s been so supportive. We could not have left the relationship any better.’MORE: Manchester City keen on Ben Chilwell and Caglar Soyuncu but remain pessimistic over January signings Jose Mourinho aims subtle swipe at Arsenal over Mikel Arteta appointment Mourinho faces former club Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend (Picture: Getty)However, the Tottenham manager appears bemused by Arteta’s appointment, considering the Spaniard has no experience in top-level management.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The only point I can find – and it is for us to laugh a little bit – is that years ago the best managers were the guys with more victories and now the best is the guy with the fewest defeats,’ Mourinho said in the wake of Arteta’s appointment.‘So Ancelotti has three Champions Leagues, won the league in Italy, France and England and won cups here and there – but Ancelotti has lost, I don’t know, 200 matches?’ Mourinho said.‘I have lost 150-180 – Carlo is a little bit older than me.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think now it is not about how much you won, it is about the matches we didn’t lose.‘So probably the best managers now are the managers with zero defeats.‘The only reason I can understand is that they look through the CVs and see guys with more defeats and guys with less defeats, so guys with less defeats are given the job.‘I cannot find another reason.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Valedictorian, salutatorians face uncertainty

first_img“When I was in middle school, I was diagnosed with a rare pain disorder and so I actually spent time at a children’s hospital up north seeking treatment for my condition,” Hauptman said. “This is also something that I think I could have really benefited from personally just because VR is a really effective tool … to mitigate some of the pain that children feel.” Kim said that although his focus in the beginning of his college experience was tangible success such as high grades, he has learned along the way that the friendships he has made along with becoming a part of the Trojan Family have truly defined his success.  With commencement being held online, students are missing out on the integral college experience of celebrating their success together and saying goodbye to their friends.  Much of Hauptman’s other free time has been spent in labs conducting research. She has been working at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the past two years in the Biobehavioral Pain Laboratory conducting research and has spent both summers after her sophomore and junior years looking into using virtual reality as a tool to help children undergoing operations manage pain.  Despite facing the additional challenge of graduating amid a pandemic, Kim said he is certain that the entire Class of 2020 is united in shared experience and can tackle any trouble ahead.   “Very honestly, my first two years here, I [believed] college was just high school round two where you just get the highest grades, participate in extracurriculars, just build your resume,” Kim said. “But after that summer [between sophomore and junior year], college became more of, ‘This should be about building relationships and building those support networks.’” “I think it’s really making us question our values and think about our priorities and put things into perspective,” Hauptman said. “While this isn’t necessarily what I had dreamed of [when] graduating college … just trying to stay positive and be proud of ourselves for getting this far is important.” “Our class has gone through so much in the last four years,” Hauptman said. “I really want everyone to still be proud of themselves and to celebrate all of our time here … Even though this isn’t what we expected, I think we should all share and celebrate our successes.” For Kress, one of the two salutatorians, research has served a similarly integral part of his life during his time at the University. Kress found his home within the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC where he worked on projects such as culturing and testing tissue from surgical samples. While he is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, he too will continue at USC for his progressive degree in mechanical engineering.  “I have the entire Class of 2020, not just at our school but across the country and the world, where we can rely on each other through these relationships that we build,” Kim said. “I think we will find a way through this. It’s completely unprecedented but if anyone’s going to find out a way to do it, it would be my class.” Being involved with Camp Kesem, a camp for children whose parents have cancer, defined a large part of Hauptman’s time at USC. She joined as a freshman who saw herself among the campers.  Kress believes that gaining this knowledge was the result of immersing himself directly in his subject material through his extracurriculars and research. He started the Vaccination Information Awareness Initiative, a nonprofit focused on vaccine awareness and accessibility, while in high school and wants to combine his engineering experience with the health care field. “[I want to] bring engineering research and engineering applications directly to the medical profession because that’s kind of rare it happens,” Kress said. “It really takes a lot of time and a lot of difficult collaboration to actually get novel engineering innovation directly to the medical side. It’s important to expedite that process and bridge the gap that exists between engineering and medicine.” The Class of 2020 is no ordinary graduating class. Its members have borne witness to major change at USC, such as the construction of USC Village, three different University presidents and a multitude of scandals. A virtual commencement ceremony is just one of the unexpected challenges thrown their way as they prepare for life after USC.  “Being in leadership positions where I got to interact with far larger and wider groups of [DPE], I feel like I made my mark by keeping that spirit and familial integrity,” Kim said. “Even though the org, by the time I left presidency, grew to 100 people, it still felt as if we were a group of 40 people in terms of how close everyone was with each other.” With an in-person commencement ceremony to be held at a later date, the graduating seniors believe it is important to celebrate what they have achieved and to be proud of their accomplishments.  “When I came back [to the United States] for high school, I had this different mindset compared to my other peers in high school where the world didn’t just exist in San Diego or within the suburb or within Southern California,” Kim said.  For Kim, finding a place as tenor saxophone in the Trojan Marching Band and taking on leadership positions in international relations fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon have provided him a community in which to thrive. Finding a sense of family helped Kim succeed and he wants to provide a similar environment to others in the Trojan community.  While this wasn’t the graduation ceremony she envisioned, Hauptman remains positive and proud of what she has accomplished during her time at USC.  “When I was about 6 years old, my mom was diagnosed with cancer, and I remember how scary that felt and how isolating it was for me,” Hauptman said. “I definitely wish [Camp Kesem] was something that I could have been a part of to know that I wasn’t alone and to see and hear the experiences of other kids.” Valedictorian Isabella Hauptman found a community with Camp Kesem, a camp for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Hauptman) While her journey at USC will continue next year, Hauptman was selected as valedictorian for the Class of 2020 from a pool of qualified students.  Seniors Gavin Kress and Thomas Kim were selected as salutatorians. The online commencement ceremony will take place May 15, and Hauptman does not yet know if she will give the commencement address that valedictorians give each year. Isabella Hauptman is one of these students. Since she was little,  she knew she wanted to be an epidemiologist. The graduating senior chose USC so she could pursue a progressive degree in applied biostatistics and epidemiology along with an undergraduate degree in cognitive science. Thomas Kim, the other salutatorian, is graduating with a degree in international relations. Entering USC undecided, Kim said he wasn’t sure what he wanted to study, but after spending fifth through eighth grade in South Korea, he knew he was interested in understanding how countries interact. “It’s really great because I can go around and I can learn about anything,” Kress said. “There’s biophysicists, chemists, data scientists, tons of people to learn from and I’ve really taken full advantage of that. I’ve learned a ton since I’ve been there.”last_img read more