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‘Newcastle can be Arsenal stepping stone for Vieira’

first_imgNewcastle could prove to be a “stepping stone” for Patrick Vieira, says Ray Parlour, with the legendary former Arsenal midfielder expected to head back to north London in a managerial capacity at some stage.The Frenchman is among those being linked with a high-profile vacancy at St James’ Park.With Newcastle having been unable to agree fresh terms with Rafa Benitez, they find themselves back in the market for a new coach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Various targets have been mooted, with the likes of Jose Mourinho and David Moyes among them, but no decision has been made as yet.That means that Arsenal icon Vieira could be returned to the Premier League from a spell at Nice, with former team-mate Parlour of the opinion that a move to the Magpies would make sense.He told talkSPORT: “I’m surprised by the news.“I always tipped him to be the Arsenal manager one day. I’d love to see him back at Arsenal, but this could be the stepping stone, who knows.“He was a fantastic player, a really intelligent guy. He knew exactly what he brought to the table every game and he never let you down, he could handle the pressure.“Not all great players become great managers, but I could always see him going down that road.“To take over from Tony Adams as Arsenal skipper, that was a big loss for us because Tony was a big, big player at centre-half, but Patrick did a wonderful job. He was skipper for about eight years and everyone looked up to him.”Patrick Vieira ArsenalParlour is not the only former colleague of Vieira in north London to have talked up the World Cup winner’s claims to the role on Tyneside.Ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Lee Harper is another who feels that a man cut from the same cloth as Arsene Wenger could be a success in a demanding post.He told Love Sport Radio of Vieira: “He was a really, really nice guy so, given his experience in the Premier League, you can’t see why it wouldn’t work if he went to Newcastle and gave it a go.”He’s had plenty of managerial experience too which should set him up somewhere like that.”I don’t see why [he shouldn’t do it]. He’s done some groundwork in management and it would be a good fit. It would be a good challenge.”Newcastle are a big club with a great fan base, something Patrick would thrive on.”First and foremost, he’s a nice guy and you want to see nice guys do well.”Harper added:  “He is a winner and he will demand that whoever plays for his team has that mentality and strength. He will be driving people on.”I do believe he will be more of a Wenger type [of manager] because he is quiet off the pitch. He will have plenty of technical aspects to his training sessions.”He is a quiet guy but that doesn’t mean he won’t tell people who need to be told – because of his winning mentality.”last_img read more

Champion for multilateralism readies to hand over UN General Assembly gavel

She maintained that her practice of formally reporting back to Member States every three months, had been “very useful, especially for the smaller Missions” that cannot cover all the agenda items, “so they can refer to the reports I share with them”. While noting that the 73rd Session, has adopted 341 resolutions, with a few more expected, she has been told this is “the highest number in several years”. “Basically, my call to Member States has been: let´s read the resolutions we have adopted again and let´s deliver and implement them using this norm-setting power of the General Assembly”, she said. Proud to go plastics-free“We have delivered on all seven priorities”, she told correspondents, highlighting the global campaign against plastic, the Women in Power high-level events, and “our work in advancing the multilateral agenda”.Ms. Espinosa flagged that “we have managed together to transform the UN Headquarters in an area free from single-use plastics”, owing to the support of Member States, the Secretary-General, UN staff, and journalists, saying: “I feel very proud of what we achieved”.“Our global communications campaign to beat plastic pollution reached in the region of 400 million people worldwide, and we have sown the seeds for more global action against the modern-day challenge of our seas and rivers”, she stated.Her office also led preparations for six mandated high-level meetings to be held in the margins of upcoming General Debate and were responsible for organizing the High-Level meetings, including the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit, which will kick off next Tuesday.“Everywhere I have been, as your President of the General Assembly, I sought to listen to people”, she continued, from women, girls, youth and the elderly, to philanthropists working for a better world.  “That was my condition to visit countries in order to have contact with people on the ground”. Everywhere Ms. Espinosa went she also visited UN Country Teams to see firsthand how the on-going reform process was being implemented. The outgoing General Assembly President closed by saying that continued listening is “key” to creating “a more just, prosperous and sustainable world”. Guterres commends ‘ambitous priorities’The UN chief commended her “ambitious priorities for this session, which addressed crucial matters of international impact and concern, including gender equality, migration and refugees, decent work for all, environmental protection, the rights of people with disabilities, promoting the voices of young people to advance peace and security, and revitalizing the work of the United Nations”.  Her commitment to ending plastic pollution “also stands out”, said Mr. Guterres. “I am confident that her successful term will pave the way for increasing the participation of women in the political sphere around the world, and for accelerating progress towards gender equality within and beyond the United Nations”. Many of the issues debated, raised and accomplished during the 73rd session are “testament to what can be achieved through international cooperation”, he continued, citing the adoption of two Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees as “remarkable examples”.  The UN chief maintained that comprehensive reforms continued “at an unprecedented pace and scale” over the past year to make the Organization more “nimble, effective and efficient – and to better serve ‘we the peoples’ of the world”.Looking ahead, to the 75th anniversary of the UN next year, he thanked Ms. Espinosa for “her leadership and partnership”, and said he looked forward to working with President-elect Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, of Nigeria.“Together, let us continue to advance our mission to build a more peaceful and prosperous world for all on a healthy planet”, concluded the Secretary-General.  Before passing the gavelAddressing journalists in her last press conference as the General Assembly chief, Ms. Espinosa presented some highlights of her Presidency.It’s been an absolute honour to serve as President of the #UNGA. I came into Office with one mission, making the @UN relevant for all. I leave today with an unwavering sense of accomplishment. To @BandeTijjani, I wish you all the best as we continue to take the @UN to new heights pic.twitter.com/hDgnSmd1Nr— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) September 16, 2019 In a fast-changing world, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that humanity’s most pressing issues “are increasingly interlinked”. “From the climate crisis to migration flows and rising inequality, from waves of intolerance to harnessing technology for good, one thing is certain: global issues require global solutions”, he stated at the closing of the 73rd session of the General Assembly.As “our universal platform to build consensus for the common good”, he said it had been his “privilege” to work with the Assembly under the leadership of Ms. Espinosa, the fourth woman to serve as the body’s President.See below our photo story on the history of women leaders in the General Assembly:– / 10 read more