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Jose Mourinho only took Tottenham job because he was ‘fed up of waiting for Zidane to leave Real Madrid’, Ramon Calderon says

Jose Mourinho only took Tottenham job because he was ‘fed up of waiting for Zidane to leave Real Madrid’, Ramon Calderon says

Sports
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Jose Mourinho only took the Tottenham job as he became ‘fed up’ of waiting for Zinedine Zidane to leave the Bernabeu. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as boss on Wednesday in a surprise and swift managerial switch, with the Portuguese brought in to rescue Spurs’ season and take the club to the next level. His arrival has been met with a largely mixed reaction from supporters, with some angry about the axe of their beloved boss and the club’s choice of replacement, while others are excited to see what heights Spurs can reach under a coach who has won everything club football has to offer. However, Calderon told talkSPORT it is likely Tottenham would have been a Plan B for the Special One, as he was really eyeing a return to the Sa
Madrid to host COP25 after Peru bows out amid violent protests; Greta Thunberg asks for ride

Madrid to host COP25 after Peru bows out amid violent protests; Greta Thunberg asks for ride

World
Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The city of Madrid agreed Friday to host a U.N. climate change convention next month after Chile withdrew from hosting duties amid protests in the capital. U.N. Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said the convention, known as COP25, will take place in the Spanish capital Dec. 2-13. Madrid offered to hold the event Thursday, one day after Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said the capital of Santiago could no longer host. He also canceled plans to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for December. "We understand perfectly the importance of APEC and [the climate change conference] for Chile and the world, but we have based our decision on common sense," he said in a statement. "A president needs to put its people above everything el...
Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

Science
Just a day after the President of Chile said his country could no longer hold the world's annual climate conference, Spain has offered to host it in Madrid.The critical meeting, called COP25, was due to take place in Santiago for two weeks from 3 December.Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said his government needed "to prioritise re-establishing public order" after serious anti-government protests.Spain's offer will be considered by the UN's climate body next week.The Spanish government said it considered multilateral action on climate change to be a priority for the UN.The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is usually an important moment for taking stock of where the world stands on climate change. For a quarter of a century, negotiators from almost
Watch: Brazilian teens Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior lead Real Madrid to La Liga win

Watch: Brazilian teens Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior lead Real Madrid to La Liga win

Sports
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Real Madrid got goals from two Brazilian teenagers during a 2-0 victory against Osasuna in La Liga. The victory moved Madrid into first place in the Spanish soccer league. Vinicius Junior, 19, scored in the 36th minute, while Rodrygo, 18, scored in the 72nd minute of the match Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Toni Kroos dribbled toward the Osasuna goal at the start of the first scoring sequence. He drew several defenders before playing the ball off to Vinicius Junior on his left. Vinicius Junior took a touch before putting the ball on his right boot. He then lofted and bent a shot toward the far post, beating Osasuna keeper Ruben for first blood. Madrid took the 1-0 edge into halftime before doubling the lead midway through the second half. Rodrygo cam...
Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, and claimed the Wales forward refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich on Sunday.Zidane has said Bale is "very close to leaving" the club and that his exit would be "best for everyone".Those comments led Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett to complain Zidane had "no respect" for the 30-year-old. "I haven't shown a lack of respect towards anyone," Zidane said."What I said the other day is that the club was working on Bale's exit."I've always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this. Whenever there's a player involved, I'll always back them."Football Daily podcast: Bale...