“I don’t understand that we can’t play if people go to work”

first_imgRafa Nadal had, for the primary time, a stay on instagram the place he was ready to reply quite a few questions from his followers and have distinguished visitors to share a dialog: Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Marc López additionally visited the Balearic social community. Contact along with his followers. “I’m very completely satisfied to be right here with all of you. It’s the first time that I do one thing of this kind, however in such tough moments a time of distraction all the time makes me completely satisfied. I’m at my home in Porto Cristo (Mallorca). I strive to cook dinner and train within the morning and within the afternoon, which additionally distracts you. Not enjoying, since I’ve no clue right here. “Message of encouragement. “I need to ship encouragement to all of the people who’ve a member contaminated by the virus and likewise to so many others who’ve misplaced with out having the ability to say goodbye. It’s not possible for me to put myself within the footwear of so many who’ve gone by way of that. Hopefully we can get out this within the least unfavorable manner attainable. I additionally encourage people who’re dropping their jobs. Will probably be a troublesome time for a lot of households. It’s time to assist one another, be united and search for options. We’re going to assume that we are going to do higher. “Play tennis. “I’ve no court docket and the reality is that I miss enjoying. I proceed with the bodily routines and fortuitously they have been ready to carry me some machines from the health club of the academy. I don’t understand very effectively why we can’t play tennis when many people are going to work and extra in our sport, that we have nice security distances with everybody on one aspect of the monitor. I understand that it’s a vital scenario and the Authorities is overwhelmed by one thing that is unprecedented. The very last thing they assume is in sports activities Many issues should not logical, however you might have to settle for the principles and stay with them. “Solidarity initiative with Pau Gasol. “We’re completely satisfied in that regard as a result of we have raised some huge cash for the trigger. A lot of athletes, Spanish and from the remainder of the world, have joined and that is nice information. It’s time to be all collectively to strive to decrease the impression of this case.Plans after withdrawal (a fan advised him 20 years from now). “In 20 years it won’t be, in fact. I have no idea what I’ll do. I’ll proceed enjoying tennis which at present is what I need. I’m trying ahead to returning to the circuit. We’re in a tough time to take into consideration returning We are going to play tournaments within the brief time period, however we are assured that when we return every little thing will work out. Some plans are to journey. I journey quite a bit now, however to get to know the locations. Additionally the academy. It’s a part of the current and far more of the long run. I can be far more on high at that second than I might be at present. Academy.“I’m profiting from being involved with the fellows who’re there (85) and the employees (70), all of them confined inside. I’m very pleased with every one: coaches, physios, psychologists … as well as to the gamers who’ve left with out having the ability to see their households. Having the love and a focus of everybody will certainly assist them in such a tough interval as this. Amongst different initiatives, in Palma we give meals and hygiene support to guarantee that nothing is lacking on this interval of problem. In Valencia, in one other undertaking, we have pack college students from our facilities to college students who can’t entry on-line. “He invitations Federer “with difficulties”. “It’s my first time, it’s not straightforward” between laughs. Right now, the stay present went from 22,000 viewers to over 50,000. “Chat with Federer. “We’re all good round right here, Rafa. Have you ever not performed the racket since Indian Wells? Excellent (in a humorous tone). My knee is enhancing. It’s getting higher, with out stress, with out speeding, I’ve lots of time to get better. I’m completely satisfied, it’s the second operation and it’s simpler than the primary, you realize that higher than anybody. Federer requested Nadal why he was left-handed if he makes use of the best every day. “I can’t play with the best, it’s a legend,” Nadal replied with amusing. “I can write with my proper hand, play basketball, however in tennis and soccer I’m left-handed.”Murray was the following to converse to Nadal. “That is sensible … he can win 52 Roland Garros however he doesn’t understand how instagram works,” stated the Briton earlier than Rafa might add Federer to the dialog. “I’m in London, Rafa“ Murray really useful to Rafa that he lovedTotally free time by not having youngsters. “I hope to be in his scenario not lengthy, Andy,” stated the Balearic at the potential of having youngsters.Marc López was the final to be a part of the dialog. “Right here I’m Rafa, in my home in Barcelona. You continue to don’t know this one, you’re invited when all this occurs“. Rafa then tried to join with the Academy, however the time for the stay present ran out. “I’ll do one other one earlier than ending the quarantine and I can be extra agile,” he stated goodbye.last_img read more

Kasatkina upsets Venus Williams to reach Indian Wells final

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Williams won just two more points as Kasatkina took the last two games to close out the match in 2 hours, 48 minutes. Kasatkina dropped her racket near the baseline and covered her face with her hands as she walked to the net.After shaking hands, Kasatkina pumped her fists and shook her head slightly as if in disbelief at beating the 37-year-old American and advancing to the biggest final of her young career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTop-ranked Simona Halep took on Naomi Osaka, a 20-year-old from Japan, in the other semifinal.After losing the first set, Kasatkina was visited by her coach on court. Philippe Dehaes told her, “She’s 37, you’re 20. Make her work a lot.” Recovering bodies of Alaska climbers could be months away Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When she wasn’t trading shots from the baseline, a nervy Kasatkina fooled Williams with drop shots, including two that landed just over the net near the sideline. The Russian tossed up lobs over the 6-foot-1 American — some worked, some didn’t, but she was undeterred.There were 14 service breaks in the match.Williams rallied from 3-1 down to win the first set. She trailed 3-1 again in the second and tied it 3-all when Kasatkina was broken on a double fault.Kasatkina won the last four games in a row to take the second set. The players dueled through eight deuces in an epic eighth game, with the Russian turning back six break points against her. Williams pulled a forehand wide to lose the game.Kasatkina’s coach visited her again before the third set.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Daria Kasatkina, of Russia, reacts after defeating Venus Williams, of the United States, 4-6, 6-4. 7-5 during the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Friday, March 16, 2018, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a nearly three-hour baseline struggle to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night.Kasatkina was two points from defeat, trailing 4-5 and 0-30 in the third set when Williams committed four straight errors as the 20-year-old Russian tied it 5-all.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES “You go for it?” he asked her.“Sure,” she replied, and they slapped hands.Williams served a love game to go up 5-4. She led love-30 on Kasatkina’s serve in the next game before her forehand deserted her.Williams double-faulted twice in a row to drop serve and trail 6-5. Kasatkina won on her second match point when Williams netted a backhand.Kasatkina now owns a 2-1 record against Williams, who won 10-8 in the third round at Wimbledon in 2016.Juan Martin del Potro defeated No. 31 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Milos Raonic beat 18th-seeded American Sam Querrey 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to reach the men’s semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

Top rookie pick CJ Perez leads charge as Columbian stuns San Miguel

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Romeo had to sit down late in that frame following an awkward fall, and that opening was just what Perez needed as he fired the bulk of his total points all in the third. He only had two markers in the first half.As the game approached the final minute, Rashawn McCarthy sank a tough triple to put Columbian on the driver seat, 117-113, and preserve Perez’s heroics.This was Dyip’s first victory over the decorated Beermen in two years and in the prestigious conference.“This is a big fish. This is San Miguel Beer. I felt that if we get this win, it will be a big boost to the boys’ confidence,” said Cardel.Corpuz had 21 points in the affair, while Celda added 15 more.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Perez unleashed 26 points as he paired with Jackson Corpuz and Reden Celda to hand the reigning conference champions a stunning loss in the two teams’ all-Filipino debut.“I told the boys before the game, ‘If we apply the [what we learned from] three weeks practice and the [week-long] camp, we’ll have a chance,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The stepping-up of CJ [Perez] at the second half. He was tentative in the first half. I was pushing him, I told him to carry the team.”Arwind Santos, San Miguel’s fourth oldest player at 37, was the spearhead of the offense Beermen that now also enjoy the services of hotshot guard Terrence Romeo. But his team-best 34 points didn’t matter against the pesky and youthful Dyip squad that even dictated the pace late in the third period. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Love from Filipino, Indonesian fans in Jakarta adds motivation for Joshua Pacio Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments CJ Perez impressive in PBA debut. PBA IMAGESCJ Perez said he wanted to find out what he and Columbian are made of.The top overall pick of this season’s PBA draft got his answer when the Dyip carved out a gritty 124-118 win over San Miguel Beermen in the curtain-raiser of the 2018 Philippine Cup on Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Michael Allison Didn’t Feel Safe

first_imgHis unexplained death and the discovery of his body on the beach on 4th Street in Monrovia last Thursday morning set off a wave of speculations with many convinced that Cllr. Michael Allison did not drown but was murdered.His family in Monrovia now believes that Atty. Allison’s death was not due to natural causes but that someone could be behind it. But who? Though the family and many others have strong suspicions of foul play, none has been able to hint at anyone who wanted Cllr. Allison dead. Informed sources told the Daily Observer that Atty. Allison was contracted by the House of Representatives to provide legal services for the nationwide oil consultation. “Everything relating to the contract and the nationwide oil consultation was published,” declared the source. And this eliminates the claim that Atty. Allison was a whistleblower in the US$25,000, part of the US$1.2m for the entire project that the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) is interested in how the money was spent.But family members, including his half brother, Max Dennis, former Youth & Sports Minister, told this newspaper that Atty. Allison’s death reminded them of the fate of their parents, Major General Gray D. Allison and Mrs. Watta Allison, who, he said, “were lied on and plotted against to die in disgrace by their enemies.” The family’s pain since the death of General Allison, one of the most powerful men in the late Samuel K. Doe’s government in the 1980s, has torn the family apart, another family member said.He Did Not Feel Safe“Twenty five years since our parents died,” Dennis reflected sadly, “my brother is now dead in such confusing circumstances.” True, while Atty. Allison’s death demonstrated the confused nature of the tragedy, he always told his friend, Francis Dunbar, former deputy managing director at the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) during Doe’s administration, that he did not feel safe.“Anytime he complained that he did not feel safe I would talk him out of it. But one thing that Atty. Allison was fascinated about was taking evening walks on the beach, and he always asked me to join him.I always refused to go along with him,” Dunbar told the Daily Observer.Although there is no confirmation that Atty. Allison was a good swimmer, his fascination with visits to the beach, as indicated by Dunbar, suggests that he might have had some experience as a swimmer.Immediate reports after Atty. Allison’s remains were found said he had been with a ‘female friend.’ And neither Dunbar nor Dennis could say much about his private or family life.“He was single,” Dunbar could only say. He demonstrated the kind of good character that his half brother Dennis believed he got from their late father, Maj/Gen. Allison. Though Dennis and Dunbar raised questions about the ‘female friend’ and could only make an appeal.“I’m appealing to our President to ensure that there is justice for my family,” Dennis said. “Michael was a good man who possessed much of the goodness of our father.” Michael was Allison’s son and his mother currently lives in Florida, United States.Dennis said his brother grew up in Sierra Leone, England and later went to the United States and was once a district attorney in New York.He said Michael had complained about some of his family members who felt that he had returned to Liberia to contest for properties belonging to their father.“He did not come for that,” said older brother Dennis, who confirmed he had told him that they were brothers a week before his tragic death. “I spoke to him on the phone about it.”Residents on Payne Avenue who knew the victim spoke highly of him.“He was not mean, always willing to help you out,” one said. Meanwhile the investigation into the cause of Atty. Allison’s death is taking place, with the arrival in the country of a Sierra Leonean pathologist to conduct an autopsy. The family, friends and the general public are anxiously awaiting the autopsy report of the cause of death which may bring closure for them or the pursuit of justice if murder is confirmed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Motorcyclists Union Appreciates Pres. Sirleaf

first_imgPresident Sirleaf receives copy of the “Pem-pem boys nonviolent movie” from John Kenyon, president, Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL)President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received appreciation from the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL) for 12 years of uninterrupted peace and for creating the space for motorcyclists to carry out their normal duties.“Madam President, because of the maintenance of peace under your able leadership we are able to ride our bikes, build our homes, send ourselves to school and feed ourselves, we say thank you very much Madam President,” said John Kenyon, head of the Union. “You will be remembered even after your administration has come to an end.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the assertion was made at program marking the appreciation of President Sirleaf by Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia, which took place at the Monrovia City Hall on Sunday, November 5, 2017.Speaking on behalf of the Motorcyclists, Kenyon said President Sirleaf, as the first democratically female President in Africa, has done well and should be appreciated while she is still alive. Presenting a copy of a movie to President Sirleaf, entitled: “Pem-pem Boys Nonviolent Movie,” he noted that President Sirleaf has created the space for motorcyclists to succeed and improve their lives. He furthered: “We are productive citizens of Liberia and not to be called all kinds of names,” he said.He used the occasion to congratulate Deputy Inspector General of Police, Col. Abraham Kromah for the level of transformation over the period. Using a biblical maxim, Mr. Kenyon described Col. Kromah as having been transformed from “Saul to Paul”. Mr. Kenyon encouraged motorcyclists to avoid being used by politicians for their selfish interest and ensure peace always and at all times.He told the gathering that the Union has purchased a parcel of land in Margibi County to construct a vocational school to enhance their ability. He then appealed to President Sirleaf on behalf of the Union to be captured in the next national budget to buttress their development efforts.Cross-section of members of the Commercial Motorcyclists Union of Liberia (CMTUL), at the Monrovia City Hall (Photo: Executive Mansion)Responding, President Sirleaf thanked the Motorcyclists and described them as “Professional Entrepreneurs” and not just “Motorcyclists” because they carried sick children and pregnant women to various places. She commended them for their outstanding contributions to the Liberian economy by providing transportation services throughout the country.The Liberian leader assured the Motorcyclists of her government’s commitment to improving the lives of all Liberians including motorcyclists all over Liberia adding, “Although we haven’t reached the place we want to reach due to some delays including the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus for two years and others, we are committed to connecting our roads including county capitals; All financial requirements has bee put in place to begin the roads pavement as we approach the dry season” She said.Speaking further, she noted despite the challenges encountered, her government has made sufficient progress both nationally and internationally including building of roads, among others. Describing the ceremony as a family gathering, she urged motorcyclists to respect the rule of law and be good citizens because, according to her, the future rests with them. She promised to sponsor the “Pem-Pem Boys Non Violent Movie”, which was earlier presented to her.In separate remarks, Deputy Inspector General Abraham Kromah and Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh lauded the motorcyclists for coming together and encouraged them to remain law abiding at all times. They pledged their continued support to the Motorcyclists.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AC Milan accept European ban for financial fair play violations

first_img0Shares0000UEFA had accused AC Milan of violating financial fair play (FFP) regulations over the past three seasons and the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in their favour © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINALAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jun 28 – AC Milan confirmed on Friday that they have accepted a voluntary ban from European football for next season over breaches of financial fair play rules.European football’s governing body UEFA had accused the club of violating financial fair play (FFP) regulations over the past three seasons and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday ruled in their favour. “AC Milan is excluded from participating in UEFA club competitions of the sporting season 2019/2020 as a consequence of the breach of its FFP break-even obligations” for the past three seasons, the court ruled.UEFA initially found the Italian giants, who had qualified for the Europa League next season, guilty in June last year of violating financial rules which broadly limit club expenditure to club income in any given year.However, CAS referred the matter back to UEFA judging that an European ban was disproportionate.Ultimately UEFA action against the club was suspended pending the outcome of arbitration, resulting in Friday’s decision following agreement between UEFA, the club and CAS.The announcement follows the club’s adoption of spending curbs in recent months designed to return its finances to a better state and which saw the departure of coach Gennaro Gattuso.The Serie A giants, who missed out on a Champions League spot by one point to city rivals Inter, are one of several clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, to have been investigated for breaching UEFA’s rules, whereby clubs cannot spend more than they generate by their own means.AC Milan have fallen foul of UEFA’s financial rules since they spent 200 million euros ($225 million) on transfers in the summer of 2017.The club insist however that their finances should improve under American hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, who took control last summer when former Chinese owner Li Yonghong defaulted on the loan he had taken to buy the club in 2017 from former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.– Act as a stimulus –AC Milan confirmed their “voluntary acceptance” of the ban for breaches in the three-year periods 2014-2017 and 2015-2018 and said they hoped it would “act as a stimulus” to bring them back to the top.“The current shareholder took ownership of the club in July 2018, inheriting substantial accumulated losses after the previous owner of AC Milan defaulted on debt obligations,” the club said in a statement on Friday.“These losses and the associated violation of FFP rules, as a consequence of actions taken under previous ownership, led to sanctions by UEFA.“Whilst saddened by the fact that our fans will not be able to see their team compete in European competition next season, the club recognises and respects FFP.“The club acknowledges it has no other choice but to accept the sanctions, as it seeks to forge a pathway back to full compliance.“AC Milan remains committed to restoring the club to its rightful place at the top of European football.“Today’s ruling will act as a stimulus to maximise the efforts to become fully compliant with FFP, while at the same time consolidating the competitiveness of the club, and returning AC Milan to sustainability and a more positive future.”The club, which will be coached next season by former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo, won their seventh Champions League title in 2007 and their 18th Serie A crown in 2011.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘If it was up to him, he would have played on!’ Liverpool defender not serious injured despite leaving FA Cup clash in neck support, confirms Rodgers

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Martin Skrtel suffered no serious injury during Sunday’s FA Cup stalemate with Blackburn Rovers, though revealed he was admitted to hospital as a precaution after suffering a heavy fall at Anfield.The Reds defender was stretchered off in a neck brace after just two minutes of play in their quarter-final clash.He landed awkwardly following an aerial battle with Rovers forward Rudy Gestede, and was carried off the field after nine minutes of treatment.But, when asked about the Slovakian international’s injury, Rodgers revealed there was no lasting damage.The Reds boss said: “He’s fine but he’ll go to the local hospital to make sure.“If it was his choice he wouldn’t, but we have to follow procedure from our medical experts.“But he’s fine, he was up walking and talking after the game but just as a precaution we need to make sure that he’s okay.”The Anfield chief was also left to bemoan a series of penalty decisions which went against his side as they were held to a 0-0 draw by the Championship side.Adam Lallana had appeals turned down by the referee after he was chopped down in the box, while there were a number of slight handballs which were picked up by television replays.“Lallana’s one looked a clear penalty,” a frustrated Rodgers added.“The defender is recovering back in, but he’s on the wrong side and he can’t get to the ball, so for me, that was a penalty.“You could argue when [Rudy] Gestede handballs it off the header from the free-kick, we could have had another penalty, and sometimes you need that little bit of luck.”last_img read more

Pato destroys the Barca back line in just 24 seconds – video

first_imgAlexandre Pato to Chelsea is almost done.The forward is in London and is set to join the Blues on loan and although some Chelsea fans are a little underwhelmed at the signing, here’s a reminder of what he can do when at his best. In 2011 Pato took just 24 seconds to frighten the life out of Barcelona when he raced past Sergio Busquets and slipped the ball under Victor Valdes in a one-on-one situation (not the easiest thing to do) to put Milan 1-0 up in the Champions League.Watch the video above.HOW CHELSEA COULD LINE UP WITH NEW SIGNINGS AFTER JANUARYlast_img read more

Liverpool legend Ian Rush on ‘the Klopp factor’ and ‘defining week’ for Martinez

first_imgLiverpool legend Ian Rush has shared his thoughts on a ‘defining week’ for Everton boss Roberto Martinez ahead of back-to-back derbies against the Reds and Manchester United.The Spaniard has come under-fire from fans this season for the side’s inconsistent performances and poor defensive form, with the ‘Martinez Out’ brigade out in full force in recent weeks.But the under-pressure boss has the chance to redeem himself against two of the club’s biggest local rivals, with Everton facing Liverpool and United in the space of five days.The Toffees take the short trip to Anfield on Wednesday for the season’s second Merseyside derby, and they follow that with an FA Cup semi-final against the Red Devils at Goodison Park.“He’s got to play a strong side,” Rush said when asked about Everton’s recent form. “You’ve got to think of the supporters.“It’s a defining week for Martinez, playing the club’s two biggest rivals in the next five games, so I think he has to put a strong squad out.“If they can beat Liverpool that will give them loads of confidence going into the Man United game.”Tune into talkSPORT from 8pm for EXCLUSIVE live commentary of Liverpool v Everton!last_img read more

I’d LOVE to be involved with England, former Allardyce assistant tells talkSPORT

first_imgNeil McDonald has told talkSPORT he would love to get the call from Sam Allardyce to take up a coaching role with England following the 61-year-old’s appointment as manager.Allardyce was confirmed as Three Lions boss on Friday, leaving his role at Sunderland to sign a two-year deal which takes him through to the end of the 2018 World Cup.He has yet to decide upon his backroom staff, and McDonald, who worked under Allardyce at Bolton, Blackburn and West Ham, is hoping he is contacted and asked to link up with the England coaching team.Speaking to Drive, the 50-year-old who left his job as Blackpool manager in May, said: “I speak to him [Allardyce] on a regular basis; I spoke to him at the end of the season but his phone’s been hot because he’s obviously busy.“Do I wait for the phone call?“I hope it comes, because I’d love to join up with them and I’d love to be involved with the England team.”As Allardyce has utilised similar coaching structures at all the clubs he has worked at, there could be disagreements between him and the FA if they attempt to force certain people into his coaching team, rather than allowing him to hire those he knows suit his methods.However, McDonald is sure the manager will be able to compromise, as long as everyone brought in is up to the job.He added: “You find a balance, but the people he brings in have got to be fully qualified. They’ve got to have done the job and have experience of coaching.“It’s easy to have a [former] England international come in and stand around, but he likes people to get involved and earn their crust.“He delegates to the staff, so whoever is brought in has to do the job they’ve been brought in to do.”last_img read more