Thomas Tuchel confirmed as PSG boss

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach on a two-year deal. The former Borussia Dortmund boss succeeds Unai Emery, whose contract was not renewed despite guiding the Parisian club to a domestic treble this season. Tuchel has been on a sabbatical since leaving Dortmund at the end of the 2016-17 season,…

Premier League 2017-18 review: gripe of the season

José Mourinho’s need to play the underdog and the dismissal of safe-standing are among our annoyances this season The dominance of the big six The increased financial rewards have not stopped the Premier League’s inequality from increasing. The top six teams are almost playing in their own mini-league now and it has been impossible for…

Premier League 2017-18 review: match of the season

United delaying City’s title celebrations and ‘a historical game you will talk about in 20 years’ both feature Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City (14 January) Jürgen Klopp said it best, even if the NBCSN commentator had to apologise for the German’s exemplary deployment of the F-bomb. “You can have a look at this game in different…

Premier League 2017-18 review: manager of the season

Sean Dyche, David Wagner and Roy Hodgson have worked commendably, but it’s hard to look beyond the title winner While compelling arguments can be made for awarding a number of different bosses the accolade of manager of the season, it would seem churlish to overlook the man who masterminded one team’s canter to the title.…

Premier League 2017-18 review: goal of the season

From a 60-yard Wayne Rooney belter, to a sublime Jamie Vardy volley, here are some of our favourite strikes this season Wayne Rooney (Everton v West Ham, 29 November) It was a pretty drab season for Evertonians but they will always remember the former England captain’s blaster against West Ham. Rooney displayed awesome control, technique…

Premier League 2017-18 review: player of the season

From Mohamed Salah to Kevin De Bruyne, via some delightful players elsewhere in the division Mohamed Salah Now there can be no doubt: Salah is the most entertaining Egyptian to arrive in English football since Mohamed Al Fayed. Once a Chelsea cast-off, he needed one campaign to become a Liverpool icon and race within sight…

Premier League 2017-18 review: flop of the season

From Stoke to Alan Pardew, via Arsène Wenger and the promise of a fakery-free future Lots of people at Stoke Jesé – whose brilliant season-opening, match-winning debut against Arsenal predated months of mediocrity or complete invisibility – disappeared after being allowed to go back to Spain to care for his sick son, whose mother then…

Premier League 2017-18 review: signing of the season

From Liverpool’s Egyptian wizard, to an £8m left-back, via Brighton’s £3m player of the season, here are some choice buys Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Discarded by José Mourinho and revived by Jürgen Klopp, the little Egyptian wizard is an Anfield legend in the making. His impact since his return to England has been extraordinary and it…

John crowned Independence 3-Stage Road Race champion

Jamal John stormed to the top of the podium on Sunday as the curtain came down on the three-stage cycle road race to commemorate the 52nd Independence Anniversary. After two days and many miles of racing in rainy weather, the Team Coco standout, who finished in the top five of each stage, was rewarded with…

Success enforcers make dream start

Success Enforcers have destroyed Good Hope by a massive 118 runs in the Male Open category of the Unity Cup Softball Tournament organized by the Guyana Softball League. Enforcers batted first and rattled up a huge 174-5 in 10 overs, then restricted Good Hope to a paltry 82 in 8 overs, as the bowlers enjoyed…

RDC/DEVCON school cricket launched

The inaugural Regional Democratic Council (RDC)/DEVCON/Lloyd Britton/Regional Executive Officer (REO) Inter-Secondary School Cricket competition was launched last Friday. Some 16 schools from Region Four will do battle in a 35-over-per-side tourney. Present at the RDC Head Office during the launch were: Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Territorial Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart; Director of Sport (DoS),…