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first_imgNew Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is confident British managers can still get top Barclays Premier League jobs despite the influx of foreign coaching talent. However, Allardyce remains convinced that, if he is good enough, a Briton can still get to the top in the Premier League if given the chance by an owner. He said: “(We won’t know) until such time as a new owner at one of the big clubs is brave enough to appoint a manager that’s done exceptionally well – and there are many of them. “Half the problem is that the British managers who do well in the Championship – and that is being infiltrated by foreign coaches now – only get a chance to manager in the Premier League by promoting the team that they are actually working for. “Very rarely do they go and pluck one from the lower leagues. I don’t know who was the last one – was it Brendan (Rodgers), where Swansea gave him a chance? “But we all face that challenge and if you are good enough and you believe in yourself, I think you can eventually get there. “I started at Limerick in 1991 – who thought I’d be here?” However, Allardyce admits that the presence of so many important coaches in the English top flight significantly increases the challenge for their home-grown counterparts. He said: “We are creating a huge monster in the Premier League, which I have enjoyed working in since 2001. But it has its repercussions as far as English, British coaches, managers, physios, players – there’s a legacy to bear with it. “But we all enjoy where we are and we all enjoy the publicity it brings us. Certainly, it’s the biggest brand in the world of sport today, so it brings everybody from the world to want to work in this country, so we have too challenge ourselves against the best of them.” Press Associationcenter_img The 60-year-old, who once famously remarked he would never be employed by a top-four club because his name is not “Allardici”, was handed his latest rescue mission, this time at the Stadium of Light, when he was appointed as Dick Advocaat’s replacement last week. As he did so, German Jurgen Klopp was taking up the reins at Liverpool and in the process, joining an exclusive club of elite overseas bosses, including Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini, plying their trade in England. last_img read more

first_imgThe launch of the Starliner capsule today could be the last major step toward once again launching humans into space.The Starliner capsule is scheduled to launch into space and dock with the International Space Station over the weekend, mimicking the flight path it will take when it flies its first manned mission next year. Liftoff is slated for 6:36 am ET.last_img

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed a Low Pay Commission recommendation of an increase to the minimum wage of 30 cents, bringing it to €9.55 per hour.The Government Chief Whip believes this and other supports will greatly benefit lower paid workers here in Donegal and is a further step towards the Programme for Government commitment of €10.50 per hour“Increasing the minimum wage is just one tool in a wider Government programme to help the lower paid and incentivise people into work,” said Minister McHugh “Affordable Childcare is on the way this September, which will see up to €1,040 per year for children in full time childcare.“The latest data from the Central Statistics Office shows that show that that Ireland is becoming more equal and that poverty is decreasing.“Fine Gael in Government recognises that higher levels of public investment in social and economic infrastructure in Donegal will improve skills, childcare, and empower our communities.”McHugh said all these measures together are the building blocks for a more inclusive, fairer and sustainable patterns of economic growth in our society. “Economic and social progress go hand in hand. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for the services needed to create a fair society,” said McHugh.The latest increase will work out as a €12 increase in a full 40 hour week.“This latest increase is modest but it’s ahead of the rate of inflation and average increases in earnings. It would be the fourth increase in the minimum wage since 2011, and the second under this Government, and a further step towards the Programme for Government commitment for a minimum wage of €10.50,” added McHugh.Minimum wage increase is a step towards promised €10.50 rate – McHugh was last modified: July 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:joe mchugh tdlast_img read more