Mayor Coffey Won’t Run For Second Term in Oceanport

first_img“When I first came in, we were going to get agendas out (to the public), televise meetings and treat people with more respect. And that happened for a while. Then, as the composition of the council changed, thingsstarted to become morepartisan and a lot moreuncivil, both online and inperson. It’s not working forme, and I don’t want to bepart of it anymore,” he said. Though he is pleased with some of the things the borough has accomplished under his watch, including televising municipal meetings, forming a stronger relationship with the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and facilitating the sale of the old borough hall while identifying the site of a new municipal complex, not to mention in recent months Coffey said he was dissuaded from seeking a second term due to limited powers and contrasting viewpoints. Coffey said, though he’ll be relinquishing his mayoral title, he’s not planning to go very far. OCEANPORT – Howmuch of an impact does themayor really have in theborough’s current form ofgovernment? “The focus will be maintaining a stable tax rate and reducing wasteful spending, while continuing to invest funds in infrastructure, roads and parks. We’ll all be focused on the development of the new borough hall complex and fighting the overdevelopment proposed at Fort Monmouth,” Proto added. Coffey points to the development of Fort Monmouth as a subject about which he and the council fail to see eye-to-eye, and a conversation he has not been able to make much headway on. “Every meeting I’ve been part of, for the most part, they have been conducted with great civility and respect between the council and residents. But depending on the topic, the discussion may get heated,” Proto said. “Sometimes there are residents who are passionate about a subject and conduct themselves in a disrespectful way to the council. And those residents will be responded to. Respect is a two-way street, but at the end of the day, we’re all working toward the same goals.” Coffey, who works full time as corporation counsel for the city of Bayonne, also said he is not comfortable with the manner in which council business is sometimes conducted at public meetings and on social media platforms. Under the borough form of government, the mayor does not have a vote in municipal matters, but does have the power to decide split votes, as well as the authority to veto a council decision. “They want the fort area to look like Oceanport. But you’re talking about sticking 720 homes, four liquor licenses and 100,000 square feet of commercial space into 430 acres. By definition it will look different. I think it’s OK that it’ll look different in 10 years. They don’t,” Coffey said. “I can’t help but be involved and maybe I’ll be more effective by questioning A, B, C and D from the audience than I am right now,” he said. “I’m the guy who volunteers to run basketball. It’s what brings me joy. This whole town runs on volunteers to an absurd level. If the council and mayor disappeared tomorrow, people would be less cognizant than if all the volunteers in this town stepped aside on a random Tuesday.” Coffey took office in 2016 after defeating two-term Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon as a write-in Democratic candidate, a victory he sealed after just 60 days of campaigning before the November election. It was a question posed and answered by Mayor Jay Coffey in a recent interview, in which he said, “After four years, I think I’d have a larger and more positive impact on the lives of residents by overseeing our recreational basketball league than I would in another term.” With the mayoral seat open in Oceanport, a current member of the all-Republican council, Robert Proto, has announced his candidacy for the position, and feels a sitting mayor is not nearly as inconsequential as Coffey suggests. “Our form of government is one of a strong council and a weak mayor. I’m aware of it just as Jay was aware of it, just as previous mayors were aware of what they were signing up for,” Proto said. “You can certainly go in with your own agenda and vision, but you need to communicate with council members and your committees in order to accomplish your goals. If you’re not willing to be flexible and compromise, you’ll have a difficult time.” Proto, who is runningunopposed in the Juneprimary election, said thecouncil has made greatstrides in communicatingwith residents over the pastfew years, but recognizedthat sometimes emotionsand passions can take overon both sides of the dais. As for his future initiatives, should he win the seat in November, Proto said he “won’t try to recreate the wheel.” last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Castlegar/Nelson Midget Reps

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for Sports are pleased to announce the Reps as Team of the Week.The team includes, back row, L-R, John Katountas, Nathan Pereverzoff, Erik Craft, Simon Zwick and Colton Steeds.  Middle, Tyler Maida, Coleton Dawson, Trevor Rigby, head coach Tony Maida, Mitch Klein and Casey Kirk.  Front, Grant Matthews, team captain Joseph Gauthier, James Tucker, assistant captain Nick Maida and assistant captain Tyler Chernenkoff.Missing, assistant coaches, Scott MacDonald and Gerry Gauthier and Matthew MacDonald, Garrett Steeds and Jesse Yanke. After a slow start to the season, the Castlegar/Nelson Rebels have turned it around in the B.C. Minor Hockey Midget Rep scene.last_img read more

Canada blasts Denmark, sets up New Years clash against USA

first_imgQuinton Howden, Ryan Strome, Freddie Hamilton, Brendan Gallagher and Brett Connolly each had a goal in front of 16,275. Strome has eight points in three games. Canada scored seven times before Nicolai Meyer and Emil Kristensen replied for Denmark in the third period. The Canadians gave Denmark’s Sebastian Feuk a workout in net, peppering him with 51 shots. Mark Visentin stopped 24-of-26 shots in Canada’s net for his second win of the tournament. Canada tops Pool B at 3-0 ahead of the U.S., Finland and the Czech Republic at 1-1. Denmark dropped to 0-3. The U.S. face the Czechs and the Finns take on the Danes on Friday.Wednesday, all the 5-on-3 power plays and all the great netminding by Petr Mrazek couldn’t get the Czech Republic past Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships.Barrie Colts forward Mark Scheifele scored twice and Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers stopped all 26 shots to power Team Canada to a 5-0 victory at Rexall Place in Edmonton.Canada now leads Pool B of the 10-team tournament undefeated in two games.Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Ryan Strome of the Niagara IceDogs and Brett Connolly of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning also scored for Canada.The Czech Republic had a great chance to score in the first period on a two-man advantage but it was Team Canada leaving the frame with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Stone, his fourth of the tournament.The Brandon forward could have made it 2-0 but was stopped by Mrazek on a penalty shot after a Czech player smothered the puck in the goal crease.Canada broke the game open with a pair in the second period before Scheifele, a first round pick of the Winnipeg Jets, scored twice in the third, once on a power play.Canada faces Denmark (0-2) on Thursday.The host country concludes the preliminary round Saturday against the United States, upset 4-1 by Finland earlier to put both countries at 1-1.In Pool A games in Calgary, Sweden edged Switzerland 4-3 in a shootout, while Russia was to face Slovakia in a later game.Sweden was 1-0-1, while the Swiss picked up their first point of the Canada flexed its offensive muscles, and depth down two players, to bounce Denmark 10-2 Thursday at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton. Canada improves to 3-0 in Pool B and now meets the USA in the traditional New Years Eve battle at Rexall Place Saturday. Down two players — Devante Smith-Pelly is out of the  tournament due to a broken foot and forward Michael Bournival sat out the game Thursday because of what Canadian head coach Don Hay says is the flu — Canada took it to the Danes. Mark Stone continued his torrid scoring pace for Canada with two goals and an assist. The Winnipeg winger has a team-leading six goals in the tournament. Defencemen Scott Harrington had a goal and three assists and Brandon Gormley had scored twice. last_img read more

Kannibelles clean up on Raggedy Rollers in All-star exhibition action in Golden City

first_imgIt’s obvious from the final score the Kootenay Kannibelles are in mid-season form.The Kannibelles scored early, often before adding more points later en route to a 252-25 shellacking of the OSRD’s Raggedy Rollers Saturday in Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby action at the Rossland Arena.“The lopsided score is pretty simple — we vastly outplayed them from the first jam,” Kannibelles Bobbi “Beretta Lynch” Barbarich told The Nelson Daily.“Last year, (Raggedy Rollers) were quite similar to us in physicality. But this game proved our focus on strategy, in addition to our somewhat notorious fitness levels and ability to hit, is what is currently placing us in the top five western teams.”The game was the first of the all-star season for the Kannibelles, which hosts the Western Regionals June 15-17 at the NDCC in Nelson. Kootenay, which only defeated the Raggedy Rollers by 30 points last season, started strong and easily jumped to a 100-11 before coasting to the win in the second half.“We’re spending a lot of time on our defensive plays, locking out the opposing jammer, rather then focusing on the offence, which would be to help our jammer,” Barbarich said, asked what made the first game so dominant for the Kannibelles.The Kannibelles consist of players from the five West Kootenay Flat Track Roller Derby League — Rossland Gnarlies Angeles, Babes of Brutality of Salmo, the Killjoys and Lumber Jackies from Nelson, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers, Slocan Valley Vendetas and Trail’s Bad New Betties.Saturday’s game was the lone home contest for Kootenay.However, the squad will get more chances to refine their game when the Kannibelles takes to the road.“We will travel to Vancouver at the end of May to prep for the (Western Regional) tournament,” Barbarich said.“We’re anticipating a top place finish, having won all four games this season, and losing only two last season,” she added.“This year we’re exceptionally determined to put the Kootenays at the forefront of Canadian derby (with a good showing at Westerns).”last_img read more

Meet the new Sheriff in town for the Leafs

first_imgThere’s a new sheriff in town patrolling the ice surface at the NDCC Arena.Instead of a shiny badge this sheriff wears a “C” on his jersey.His name is Colton Schell and promises bigger and better times ahead for the Green and White on his watch.“I feel this year will be a lot better than last year,” the 20-year-old New Westminster native said prior to stepping onto the ice this week.“I feel we’re going to be better a lot sooner than last year and challenge for the division because so far everyone’s getting along . . . we’re all friends and we all are eager to put in the hard work to be successful.”This is Schell’s third go-around with the Leafs. That veteran leadership played a big part in No. 18 getting the “C” on his jersey prior to the start of the current campaign.“We’re happy with Colton being our captain and we think he’s going to be a great leader,” Leaf skipper Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily.“This is (Schell’s) third season here, and being 20 (years old) and wanting to come back as a 20-year-old and Colton being a leader off the ice helped us make the final decision.”Fans have seen the Leaf franchise take a slide the past few seasons back to number 3 in the hotly contested Neil Murdoch Division behind Castlegar and Beaver Valley.During that period Nelson failed to get out of the first round of the playoffs, losing to both the Rebels and Hawks. A reason for the drop after Nelson dominated not only the division but also the league in the latter years of the last decade has been the lack of stability behind the bench.The unsteadiness at the coaching ranks only led to a less than cohesive dressing room.“We all have to come to the rink ready to play, not only in games but also at practice during the week,” Schell explained. “There was a lot of joking around in between periods and a lot of drama off the ice that affected the team.”“That has to, and has already, change this season,” added Schell, finishing the last season with 23 goals and 42 assists in 48 games.Schell also proved to be a feisty player, accumulating 92 minutes in penalties.Of course two games doesn’t make a season for any team.Especially when the team plays a four-game exhibition season that the coaching staff uses to get a good look a rookies on the team.“I feel we’re going to be better sooner than later,” Schell said, after Nelson opened the season gaining one of a possible four points during a two-game set against Castlegar – playing to a 5-5 tie Friday and losing 1-0 Saturday in the Sunflower City.“We’re starting the season with everyone getting along with each other really well. We all talk and there’s no little groups like there was last year which I feel is a must to have success in any league.”Those idiosyncrasies every player brings to the rink has will be put to the test when Nelson plays the next three games on the road, beginning Thursday in Grand Forks against the new-and-improved Bruins.After going through the entire season with only one victory, the Bruins got that monkey off their back on opening weekend after surprising the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-2 in overtime.No doubt the new sheriff of the Leafs has already told his mates to be ready.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs had left-winger Brendan Colter in camp on a tryout basis. Princeton Posse released the 6-foot winger after Colter scored nine times in 39 games for the Okanagan Division squad. No word from the coaching staff if Colter will see any action this weekend. . . .Coach Maida was non-committal on the injured players, including two defencemen, Blake Arcuri and Andy Miller. All players are listed as day-to-day. . . . Nelson travels to Creston Saturday and Beaver Valley September 28 before returning home to face the defending KIJHL champs Saturday, September 29.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2015)–Due to a high probability of rain, Santa Anita Park has cancelled a special screening of the 2003 hit movie Seabiscuit this Saturday, which had been scheduled to start following the races at 6:30 p.m. in the track’s Paddock Gardens Area.The screening, which was planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the legendary Seabiscuit winning the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, will be rescheduled at some point later this spring or summer, according to track officials.Directed by Gary Ross, “Seabiscuit” was nominated for seven Academy Awards and it marked the big screen debut of jockey Gary Stevens, who portrayed jockey George “The Ice Man” Woolf. Stevens, who returned to riding following a seven-year retirement in January, 2013, has won four Santa Anita Handicaps dating back to 1990, and he is scheduled to ride Chilean-bred Catch a Flight in this year’s $1 million Big ‘Cap on Saturday, March 7.Stevens will be available to media in the lead-up to America’s longest continually run “Hundred Grander,” as will other prominent horsemen, including Jerry Hollendorfer, who conditions the early Big ‘Cap favorite, Shared Belief.In addition to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita will also present a blockbuster 11-race card that includes the Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf), the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes and the Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes on March 7.Special early first post time on Santa Anita Handicap Day, March 7, is at 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m.last_img read more

Saina, Girard Win Cross Country Athletes of the Week

first_imgMen’s Athlete of the Week: Daniel Saina, McNeese – So. – Eldoret, KenyaIn a field of 99 runners, Saina crossed the finish line 12 seconds before the second-place individual could Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede. The sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya, completed the four-mile race with a time of 21:07.7 to lead the Cowboys to a second-place showing amongst 14 teams. Saina has now finished as the top runner for the Cowboys in three consecutive meets. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Allyson Girard, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Gilbert, TexasPacing the Islanders with a 17:15.2 time in the 5K race at McNeese’s Cowboy Stampede, Girard won the race by 55 seconds. The individual win helped lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to the team title against six Southland teams and 14 squads overall. McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ran at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles, La. on Saturday. The Cowboys’ men’s team took second place while the Islanders won the event at the Enos Derbonne Sports Complex, where the 2018 Southland Conference meet will take place on Oct. 26. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.center_img FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Daniel Saina and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Allyson Girard are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Honorable Mention: Oscar Leyva, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Thomas Cain, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Gladys Jerotich, McNeese; Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

2019 Southland Basketball Tournament Tickets on Sale Now

first_img2019 Southland Conference Tournament Schedule(All times Central) Thurs, March 14:              Women’s First Round                                           Women’s Games 1 and 2 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                           Men’s Second Round                                           Men’s Games 3 and 4 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) FRISCO, Texas – Tickets for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 13-17 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. The men’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 13, with first-round games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. CT. Men’s second-round games are slated for Thursday, March 14, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the semifinal games will be played Friday, March 15, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The men’s championship game is set for Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2. All other Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be featured on ESPN+. The winners of the conference men’s and women’s tournaments will earn the Southland Conference’s automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men’s Final Four is April 6 and 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while the NCAA Women’s Final Four will be April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Fla. Fri, March 15:                    Women’s Second Round                                            Women’s Games 3 and 4 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20. Tickets for all men’s and women’s tournament games are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and“In fewer than 100 days we will tipoff a 12th consecutive Southland tournament in Katy.” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “We are thrilled to return and our dozen years in Katy is a testament to the solid partnership we have with the City of Katy and the Merrell Center.”Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tickets to any session are $15 for general admission only. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets should call 972-422-9500, ext. 113. Wed, March 13:                Men’s First Round                                          Men’s Games 1 and 2 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)                                             Men’s Championship Game                                            Men’s Game 7 — 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Sat, March 16:                   Women’s Semifinals                                            Women’s Games 5 and 6 — 1 and 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Sun, March 17:                  Women’s Championship Game                                            Women’s Game 7 — 1 p.m. (CBSSN) Women’s first-round games will be played Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Women’s second-round games are Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship game is Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m. The championship contest will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All other Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN+.                                             Men’s Semifinals                                            Men’s Games 5 and 6 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)last_img read more


first_imgA PROVEN MARATHONER ON TURF, SADLER’S IMPROVING CAMPAIGN LOOMS DANGEROUS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP AT 1 ½ MILES ON MAIN TRACK VETERAN BEACH VIEW & SADLER’S RECENT ACQUISITION ACKER LEND DEPTH TO TOKYO LINEUPARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2019)–Most recently fourth in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap this past Saturday, trainer John Sadler’s Campaign, a two-time winner in Kentucky at marathon distances on turf, looms dangerous as a late threat in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at 1 ½ miles over Santa Anita’s main track.  Run as the San Bernardino Handicap prior to 2005, the Tokyo City Cup has attracted a field of five older horses.While Campaign, a 4-year-old colt by Curlin, will be making his third start for Sadler, 6-year-old Beach View, a Grade III winner five starts back at 1 ½ miles on dirt, will be making his 13th start for Leonard Powell and looks like a logical choice in the Tokyo City, as he comes off a second place finish in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 29.While both Campaign and Beach View will both likely be trying to run from off the pace, Sadler’s most recent acquisition Acker, who was haltered for $62,500 out of 3 ½ length allowance win over a sloppy main track here on Jan. 31, figures to be on or just off the early lead on Sunday and could pose an elusive target as he stretches out three eighths of a mile.CAMPAIGNOwner:  Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerSupplemented at a cost of $1,500, he appears on the improve for Sadler as he was beaten 5 ½ lengths by top handicap horses Gift Box and McKinzie going a mile and quarter in the Big ‘Cap last Saturday.  A dedicated deep closer who had been based in Kentucky with Steve Asmussen, Campaign was transferred to Sadler following a disappointing 10th place finish in the Grade III Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland.  In his Southern California debut, Campaign rallied from far of the pace to take a second condition allowance by a neck going 1 1/16 miles over a sloppy track on Feb. 3 and although he just ran one week ago, Rafael Bejarano, who had won four in a row on Acker, will stick with Campaign on Sunday.BEACH VIEWOwner:  Levy RacingTrainer:  Leonard PowellA 6-year-old full horse by Giant’s Causeway, he has recency and proven ability at the distance in his corner.  Fourth, beaten 2 ½ lengths while pressing the pace 10 starts back in last year’s Tokyo City Cup, Beach View has proven ability coming from off the pace as well and it will be up to Flavien Prat, who replaces Bejarano, to play the race as it comes up on Sunday.  While Campaign returns to action on seven days’ notice, Beach View will have had 15 days between starts and could well go favored as he seeks his second graded stakes win in what will be his 15th career start.ACKEROwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerAlthough he’ll get tested for class, this 5-year-old Include gelding is razor sharp at the moment, having won four in a row for trainer Peter Miller when claimed out of a second condition allowance score for $62,500 on Jan. 31.  With Victor Espinoza ticketed to ride for the first time, Sadler will hope to “have ’em surrounded,” as Acker should be sent by Espinoza, while Campaign will hope to have a lively pace to run down from far back.THE GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 6 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTCampaign–Rafael Bejarano–120Acker–Victor Espinoza–120Full of Luck–Mario Gutierrez–120Arch Prince–Alonso Quinonez–120Beach View–Flavien Prat–122First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Sacking Poch is dagger to Spurs hearts but Chelsea boy Jose twists knife

first_imgFootball never ceases to amaze.It was bad enough for Tottenham fans to learn they’d be losing their beloved manager Mauricio Pochettino.2 Spurs fans will struggle to adjust in such a short space of timeBut before they’d even managed to process the shock news, imagine waking up to a new head coach in none other than Jose Mourinho.Jose Mourinho, Spurs manager.It doesn’t even sound right.Jose Mourinho, Chelsea legend… that’s better.No matter what he does for Tottenham, he will always be Chelsea’s man.The timing seems odd too.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe end of an international break – and ahead of a crunch tie with West Ham rather than after it – but there’s no time to accept or reflect.It’s time to move on.Tottenham fans were given all of a few hours to thank their man, heartfelt thanks poured out on social media.Pochettino’s legacy at Tottenham Hotspur is clear.Fighting back tears, the Argentine thanked his family in an emotional interview after he’d guided his team to a Champions League final.Even if the man himself is not immortalised at the new White Hart Lane, memories of Lucas Moura’s hat-trick and Pochettino’s tears at the final whistle will be.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)It’s not all bad for the man affectionately known as Poch though.A Christmas to spend with his family and his stock sky high even though he leaves Spurs in the bottom half of the table.Particularly when you consider it wasn’t that long ago he suggested he’d taken Tottenham as far as they can go.I won’t be surprised if I see him at a top Champions league side sooner rather than later.As for Mourinho, where do you even begin?I bet Amazon are rubbing their hands together: ‘All or Nothing’ right now, they are getting it all, pure box office.Dates for your diary December 4 at Old Trafford and December 22, it’s Master vs apprentice as Chelsea come to the new White Hart Lane with the Special One in the dugout.2There’s no denying Mourinho’s a winner.What he’s won over the years is plain for all to see, but Spurs fans have been used to Mr. Charisma and have just three days to adjust.The fact is, the man in the away dugout at London Stadium for the must win game against fierce rivals West Ham is an icon for their equally bitter foes in West London and that’ll be a tough pill to swallow.I think it’s going to take a while to get used to that.I can’t help but wonder how Mourinho will cope with the financial restraints put on him.It was no secret Pochettino was growing frustrated at the lack of investment and ambition and Mourinho will surely be in the same boat?It was a smart move in one respect. When I learned of Pochettino’s departure, I wondered who might follow?But in Mourinho they have a manager who appears to have the respect of players for what he’s won and achieved.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThat will buy Spurs a little time before they have to make do with life without their big names.But football is fickle, it’s about winning, and no doubt we’ll see the inevitable ‘new manager bounce’ and with Mourinho’s hunger for football sky high, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets this Spurs side back into the top four.It looks like a huge task right now, but Mourinho loves a challenge.Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettinolast_img read more