Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 18th 2017 Contents ventus way of living."
Parodies online have likened
the logo to a Chinese letter and
a street sign.
Retired tennis player Robin
Soderling playfully acknowl-
edged the logo is similar to his
The logo was presented in
Milan late Monday.
"I saw the future of music in
the 1970s. Now, Juventus have
seen the future of football," elec-
tronic dance music great Giorgio
Moroder was quoted as saying
on Juventus' Twitter account
after attending the presentation.
FA fines Man City de-
fender Sagna over Insta-
LONDON --- The English
Football Association has fined
Manchester City defender
Bacary Sagna 40,000 pounds
(around $50,000) for an Insta-
gram post about a referee.
Sagna posted a photo with the
caption "10 against 12.. but still
fighting and winning as a team"
on the social network site fol-
lowing City's 2-1 win against
Burnley on Jan. 2. Sagna later
amended the post to read "still
fighting and winning as a team"
after a match that saw referee
Lee Mason send off midfielder
The FA also warned Sagna
about his future conduct. (AP)
guardian.co.tt Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Ex-Man United manager Van
Gaal says he may not coach again
THE HAGUE, Netherlands
--- Former Manchester United,
Barcelona and Netherlands coach
Louis van Gaal may never return
The 65-year-old Dutchman has
not led a team since being fired by
Manchester United in May.
That disappointing two-year
tenure followed one of his greatest
triumphs, leading the Netherlands
to the semifinals of the 2014 World
Cup in Brazil.
Van Gaal, coaching for more than
30 years, was taking a break after be-
ing axed by Manchester "but now I
don't believe I will return to the
coaching profession," he told Dutch
daily De Telegraaf in a story published
Van Gaal led Ajax to the Champions
League title in 1995 and led Barcelo-
na, Bayern Munich, and AZ Alkmaar
to domestic league titles.
He says he has nothing left to prove.
"I actually wanted to stop after the
(2014) World Cup," he said, "But then
suddenly an offer came from England
and that was an amazing country that
was missing from my CV."
Van Gaal said that since his de-
parture from Manchester United he
could have gone to coach in China,
but decided to stay in the Netherlands
for family reasons.
The outspoken coach also criti-
cized the recent decision by FIFA to
expand the World Cup to 48 teams,
saying the new format "will be terri-
ble for the best teams and the worst
teams that have to play each other."
Swansea have signed Tom Carroll
on a busy day of transfer activity for
the Premier League strugglers.
Tottenham midfielder Carroll
joined on a three-and-a-half year
deal at the Liberty Stadium just hours
after Sweden defender Martin Olsson
completed his move from Norwich.
The England Under-21 interna-
tional, who made 18 appearances
during a Swansea loan spell two sea-
sons ago, had made only one brief
appearance in the Premier League at
Spurs this season.
Carroll told the official Swansea
website: "It definitely helps knowing
quite a few of the lads from my loan
spell, while I know (assistant coach)
Nigel Gibbs and (head of physical
performance) Karl Halabi too.
Watford-born Carroll made his
Spurs debut in a Europa League tie
at Hearts in August 2011, and had loan
spells at Leyton Orient, Derby and
QPR as well spending the 2014-15
season at Swansea.
Carroll made 56 appearances in
total for Spurs, although only four
of his 25 starts came in the Premier
The move was agreed after Spurs
accepted an initial offer, believed to
Left-back Olsson signed from Sky
Bet Championship side Norwich for
an undisclosed fee understood to be
The 28-year-old bolsters Swansea
resources in an area weakened by
the loss of Neil Taylor to a fractured
cheekbone suffered in training last
Swansea are currently bottom of
the Premier League and new head
coach Paul Clement has now signed
Carroll, Olsson and PSV Eindhoven
winger Luciano Narsingh since being
appointed two weeks ago.
Ranieri cheering for
Conte to succeed him
as EPL champion
FLORENCE, Italy --- Leicester
manager Claudio Ranieri is cheer-
ing for fellow Italian coach Antonio
Conte at Chelsea to succeed him as
English Premier League champion.
In Florence yesterday to be in-
ducted into the Italian football Hall
of Fame, Ranieri says of Conte: "He
arrived without fanfare but he's
showing that the Italian school of
coaches is still valid. As a former
Chelsea coach and as an Italian fan I
hope that Conte can realize the goal."
Conte left Italy's national team to
take over Chelsea this season, and
has guided the London club to a
Ranieri coached unsung Leices-
ter to the Premier League title last
season. He says he has no plans to
return to Serie A but adds, "Never
Juventus faces criticism
after unveiling new logo
TURIN, Italy --- Juventus' new
logo is being criticized on social
The stark badge featuring a J in
white and black in the shape of a
shield contrasts sharply with the
old badge, an oval crest in tradi-
tional white and black stripes with
a charging bull.
Club president Andrea Agnelli says,
"This new logo is a symbol of the Ju-
Former Manchester United's manager
Louis van Gaal. AP PHOTO
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