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I Won’t Coach Man United, Real Madrid Even For Free — Guardiola

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would never manage Manchester United and would prefer to go on holiday than take over at Old Trafford.

Guardiola was on United’s radar to replace Sir Alex Ferguson but had already agreed to join Bayern Munich when the Scot retired in 2013.

The Spaniard said his status at City means he would not join United even if it was the only offer he had. “If I didn’t have any offers, I would be in the Maldives,” he said.

“Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn’t have any golf courses but after training City, I won’t train United, just like I would never train Madrid,” said Guardiola, speaking before his side’s trip to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup semi-final yesterday.
“Definitely not.”

Ferguson famously met Guardiola for dinner in New York in 2012. At the time, the former Barcelona coach was on his sabbatical year and Ferguson was still to decide he would end his own illustrious career just months later. Ferguson asked to be kept abreast of Guardiola’s plans but the return call never came.

United went on to win the Premier League but have not come close to winning another, whereas Guardiola has two titles – to add to the three Bundesliga crowns he won at Bayern Munich.

The 48-year-old has won 20 major honours, all with the distinctive tactics he learned from legendary Dutchman Johan Cruyff when he was a player at Barcelona.It is for that reason former England skipper Gary Lineker recently said on Twitter that Guardiola has “changed the way we play/think about the game” and has had “arguably the most positive influence of anyone, ever on our game”.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer understands the sentiment but, for the Norwegian, Ferguson remains peerless. “I admire Pep’s teams,” he said.

“He is one of the best managers ever and you can see where he has taken his wisdom from but I have to say I worked under the most influential one.

“But when you watch City, you have to admire what they are trying to do. They stick true to their values and beliefs.”

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C. Ronaldo ‘Splurge £8.5 MILLION On Limited Edition Bugatti Centodieci’

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The five times Ballon d’Or winner has been reported to have splurged £8.5million on a limited edition Bugatti – of which only 10 have ever been made.

Although the Juventus superstar is currently on lockdown in his native Madeira, he is believed to have ordered the luxury Bugatti Centodieci, report Bild.

Recall that he already has Bugatti Chiron and a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse as part of his huge collection. However, the Bugatti Centodieci comes with some incredible and specifications.

The Centodieci is 44 pounds lighter than the Bugatti Chiron, and has a 8,000 cc (8.0 L; 488.2 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16 engine, rated at 1,177 kW (1,600 PS; 1,578 hp) at 7,000 rpm.

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Late Kobe Bryant’s Towel Sold For ₦12 MILLION

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Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s towel has been sold for over N12million ($33,000) at an auction.

Bryant wore the towel over his shoulders during his farewell speech after his final National Basketball League.

With the towel draped around him to help mop up his sweat, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar closed his speech with his signature phrase, “Mamba Out.”

A fan got hold of the towel as Bryant walked off the court at the time. It was then sold several times before the latest online auction.

The winning bid on Sunday was $33,077. The buyer also received two used tickets to the April 13, 2016 Lakers game.

Bryant scored 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz that night.

Speaking about the sale, Jeff Woolf, president of Iconic Auctions, told American news broadcaster CNN that the winning bidder is famous for having a large Lakers memorabilia collection.

“He is a devoted Lakers fan,” Woolf said. “His long-term plan is to create a museum in southern California.”

Bryant died in January at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed eight others, including his daughter Gianna.

Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers. The superstar guard led the club to five NBA titles during his stay.

He was an 18-time NBA All-Star and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and also helped the United States capture Olympic gold in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 in London.

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Daniel Amokachi Snubs Okocha, Kanu, Names Mikel Obi Greatest Nigerian Player

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Former Super Eagles player and current football coach, Daniel Amokachi, has snubbed the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Joseph Yobo to declare former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi as Nigeria’s greatest ever player.

Mikel, 32 has had a distinguished playing career, winning 9 major silverware including AFCON, two Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Carling Cup, the FA Cup, and Europa League while Kanu also had a distinguished career winning trophies and playing in big clubs like Inter Milan, Ajax and Arsenal, but Amokachi who earned 44 caps for Nigeria feels Mikel is Nigeria’s greatest ever player.

‘Mikel (Obi) is the greatest player,’ said Amokachi on Brila FM’s Show “The Bull’s Pit”.

‘He has won everything that a player can hope to; the Champions League, Europa, AFCON in 2013 and he also captained the national team.

‘As a footballer, your laurels count and that will surely count for Mikel because nobody has won that much in Nigerian football.’

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