Jose Mourinho insists his next move after leaving Real Madrid will be to return to the Premier League.Mourinho’s future at the Bernabeu has come under scrutiny as Real prepare to face Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League.The Portuguese, 50, has been linked to United, Manchester City and Chelsea.Asked when he expected to return to England, the former Chelsea boss said: “After Real. I love everything [about the Premier League]. He added: “Normally it will be my next step.”Mourinho has also been linked with Paris St-Germain – but made it clear he sees his immediate future back in England. But asked if he would replace Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho said: “I don’t believe so. I think we have to end our career at the same time. [Ferguson] at 90 and me at 70.”Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea from 2004 until 2007, during which time he won the Premier League and the League Cup twice, as well as the FA Cup.He has since managed Italian side Inter Milan, where he won his second Champions League title after capturing the trophy with Porto in 2004.Mourinho has been with Real since 2010 and won the the Spanish title last season.But with Real lagging 16 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona this season, Mourinho’s press conference once again revealed his scarred relationship with the Spanish media. Local newspapers also turned their fire on Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney on Tuesday, with one labelling him “a freckled demon” and “a player and hooligan all rolled into one.”“I didn’t read this,” said Mourinho. “But if I can support Rooney I would just say I was called worse than that week by week.”Mourinho described the meeting with United as “the match the world wants to see” and he added: “It is the most important match in this round of the Champions League. When you see this press room completely full it represents what this match means to the world of football and everybody is waiting for a big football match.“That is what we want and if I know the culture of English football and of a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson then I don’t think they are thinking of anything other than to play a big match.“I hope the world gets what it wants.”
1 Adrian Bevington Former Football Association executive Adrian Bevington has taken on a new role at Aston Villa, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.Bevington will work with new Villa director and former FA chairman David Bernstein and the board in conducting the review into bottom-placed Villa’s season, which is set to end in relegation.“Adrian has a wealth of experience with over 20 years working at the highest level of football,” Bernstein said.“He was the managing director of club England and worked with many managers and coaches during his 17 years at The FA.“More recently he has worked with several clubs and the Welsh FA, and I’m convinced his experience, contacts and understanding of football will be a tremendous asset to Aston Villa.”Former FA chairman Bernstein is one of several new faces in the Villa boardroom along with Sir Mervyn King and former Villa boss Brian Little.Villa are bottom of the table and 12 points from safety, placing the future of manager Remi Garde in doubt.
Alan Joyce, the openly gay CEO of Australian airline company Qantas has just been announced as the co-patron of national LGBTI workplace inclusion program, Pride in Diversity. Pride in DiversityPride in Diversity is an employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion. It publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), the country’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion. The AWEI helps determine who the Top Employers are for LGBTI people.‘Companies have so much to gain when employees bring their whole selves to their job, but I’ve heard too many stories from people who feel they have to devote a lot of energy to hiding a big part of their identity,’ Joyce said.‘The marriage equality result shows us that Australia really does believe in a fair go for all, so we need to take that message to more parts of the community.’Joyce recently topped a list of global LGBTI executives for his role in aviation, but also for being a vocal advocate for marriage equality during Australia’s postal survey on the issue.During the postal survey Joyce donated AU$1 million (US$802,298) of his own money to the ‘Yes’ campaign.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Despite homophobic attacks, airline chief doubles down on equal marriageTennis legend Margaret Court boycotts Qantas Airlines because CEO supports gay marriageUN Human Rights on the Agenda at IGLTA 2018 Convention in TorontoRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/qantas-ceo-alan-joyce-announced-patron-workplace-diversity-program/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Joyce was announced today as co-patron of the program. He will share the role with the Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott.Joyce will replace the founding patron of the program former High Court Justice, the Honourable Michael Kirby. He announced he would step down after eight years in the role.The not for profit program is run by LGBTI organization, ACON.Its president, Justin Koonin said Joyce would bring a wealth of experience from the corporate sector into the role.‘Even with the successful passage of marriage equality legislation in 2017, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do, and it is important that in all aspects of Australian life we have outstanding leaders, advocates and allies – including of course within Australia’s major business, governmental and educational institutions,’ Koonin said. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. | Photo: Supplied GAYSTARNEWS-