Real make unhappy Spurs boss Poch No1 target to replace under-fire Zidane

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO remains a top target for Real Madrid as the La Liga giants consider Zinedine Zidane’s future.The Frenchman eased the pressure tap on his second stint at the Bernabeu with a win over Sevilla at the weekend but big concerns remain over his management.2 Pochettino has continually sent ambitious messages over Spurs’ spendingCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd, should Real dispense with Zidane, the Mirror claim Pochettino is their No1 preference to replace him.Although he is on a five-year, £8.5million contract in North London, the former defender has hardly cut the most joyous figure in recent months.The Champions League final saw him publicly question his own commitment to thrifty Spurs and he insinuated victory over Liverpool may have led to him calling it a day.Results in 2019/20 won’t have improved his mood much either with important leads against Arsenal, Olympiacos and Leicester surrendered in recent weeks.In fact, when questioned about whether he will ever take over Real while attending Monday night’s The Best FIFA Awards, Poch replied: “Maybe some year.”Madrid club president Florentino Perez is described as a big admirer of the Argentine and his connection to Barcelona’s local rivals Espanyol may sweeten the deal with the fans. Latest La Liga NewsGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaPicturedKING OF SWINGBale pulls golf pose at training in jibe at critical Real Madrid fansWALKING A FINE LINERonaldo vs Messi ‘not close’ says Lineker as he gushes over Barca iconSET IN HIS WAYSSetien moans that five subs will ruin Barcelona plan of wearing teams downGossip’DEAD’ PAULPogba’s proposed £15m-a-year Real transfer risks wage row after virus pay cutNEY-MBER TWONeymar is second best player in world ahead of Ronaldo, claims ex-Barca chiefTHAT OLD TRICKMessi could leave Barcelona on free via exit clause to allow Old Boys returnGossipNO BALE OUTGareth Bale’s Real Madrid future in limbo with NO firm transfer offers yetThe recent 1-0 win over Sevilla sent Los Blancos back towards the top of La Liga after only winning one of their opening three games.Zidane’s legacy at the club predominantly survives off his Champions League success though and the opening matchday defeat to Paris Saint-Germain set alarm bells ringing in the Spanish capital.Les Parisiens ran out 3-0 winners at Parc des Princes as Real put in a severely lacklustre display on their first European outing since falling to a shock last-16 exit at the hands of Ajax last season.2 Zidane received a boost on the weekend but questions remainCredit: AFP or licensorsMauricio Pochettino tells Spurs to change job title from manager to ‘coach’ in bizarre transfers outburstlast_img read more

Groundbreaking set for new Seabee Museum

first_img eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORT HUENEME – Naval construction battalions at Naval Base Ventura County are breaking ground Monday morning on a $12 million U.S. Seabee Museum. The 35,000-square-foot museum funded by the Civil Engineer Corps/Seabee Historical Foundation is expected to be complete in 2009 to replace a facility that has been in quonset huts on the base for more than 50 years. “We are looking forward to having this new asset for the base and the community,” said Vance Vasquez, a spokesman for the base, who noted the museum will not only be bigger and more attractive, but more accessible to the public. It will include a retail shop, a meeting area, a memorial garden and an archive housing operational records of the naval construction battalions known as Seabees who have been building bases, airstrips, roads, bridges and other structures for use by the military since World War II. “It will provide the community a new opportunity to visit,” Vasquez said, noting that access to the museum will be from outside the base so visitors won’t have to go through the complicated security clearance they now face. The base has been the home of the museum since 1947. It is the second oldest of 12 Navy museums, all of which are operated by the Naval Historical Center. Thousands of Seabees in four battalions and in other commands are stationed at the Ventura County base. Vasquez noted that security was tightened after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, so visitors have to fill out access forms and provide detailed information, including their citizenship status and proof of car insurance, just to visit the old museum. “It’s quite a process,” he said. The new museum will sit near the old one, but with access from outside the base near Sunkist Street and Ventura Road, so people will be able to go in and out without the base-access questions. last_img read more