Ibrahimovic faces a new challenge: to be a coach

first_imgAccording to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Ibrahimovic is determined to take on another challenge and end his career next summer.. His intention is not to say goodbye to the world of football but quite the opposite and say goodbye. Ibrahimovic, close to turning 39 years old, has decided that it is time to start directing. The coronavirus pandemic does not allow us to know when the Italian league will restart and Ibrahimovic does not want to wait much beyond June 30, which is when his relationship with Milan ends, to hang up his boots. Despite the numerous offers that the Swedish attacker has to continue playing football for another year, lthe last of the Monza from his old friends Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.In Italy they already assure that depending on how long the stoppage of the Series A by the coronavirus lasts, andhe Swede could have already played his last professional game (defeat by 1-2 against Génoa although with a goal). ANDCOVID-19 would force the Swedish crack to a bitter farewell. Zlatan Ibrahimovic it’s always news. The Swede, who returned last January to the ranks of the Milan after two years in MLS, he knows at 38 springs His best time is over. The striker, after playing in his native country Sweden, Holland, Italy, Spain, France, England and the United States, contract ends on June 30 and does not intend to continue wearing the elastic rossonera, and more after Boban’s dismissal from the Milan club.last_img read more

Perasol hopes to see UP program continue with or without him as coach

first_imgPriority legislation in the 18th Congress After losing in the finals in 2018, UP nearly got back in the championship round but lost twice to University of Santo Tomas in the Season 82 stepladder semifinals, leaving Perasol uncertain of his future with the team.“It really depends on the administration, and if you ask me I’d just want to rest and just watch games,” said Perasol in Filipino after the Fighting Maroons’ 68-65 loss to the Growling Tigers Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I told them that whatever happens I hope that we should set a bar. We shouldn’t start from the bottom, we need to start from here, on top. The strength of our program shouldn’t be based on personality.”Perasol said that UP should have a basketball program that resembles Ateneo or De La Salle, two schools that have remained powers in the UAAP no matter who the coaches or players are. Coming into the season, UP was seen as one of the potential title-holders, boasting of a roster consisting of names any coach would want on his team.Season 81 MVP Bright Akhuetie was the anchor in the paint with Kobe Paras, a former NCAA Division I recruit and member of the national team program, Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño, and one-time UAAP champion Ricci Rivero in tow.The Fighting Maroons also had veteran Jun Manzo and valuable support players in Javi Gomez de Liaño and Janjan Jaboneta, but that collection of names failed to live up to the hype it produced.“On hindsight, what I want to see is all the things we’ve achieved in the past four years,” said Perasol, who played for the Fighting Maroons from the late 80s to early 90s. “They saw it and I hope they appreciate it because it’s time to move on.”It was a tough loss for UP, which had a four-point lead heading into the crucial stretch but gave the Growling Tigers enough space to snatch back the lead, 66-65, en route to the finals berth.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Bo Perasol’s tenure as the head coach of University of the Philippines has been largely excellent.Perasol took over the Fighting Maroons in Season 79 and catapulted the team to the title picture just two seasons later when they challenged Ateneo for the Season 81 championship.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think what disappointed a lot in our community is by not being in the finals but we have to move forward on how we can bring this team back again to the championship round,” said Perasol. “We’re just one win away but we played against a very tough team.” Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View commentslast_img read more