Moyes: Vidic decision was mutual

first_img “I think it was the right decision for club and player.” Vidic has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan. The Serb will skipper the Red Devils until the end of the season. “He has been a brilliant servant for Manchester United,” Moyes added. “He is captain and it will remain that way until the end of the season. “He has been a great player for us and we will continue using him.” Moyes confirmed that Jonny Evans will miss Sunday’s home game against Fulham with a calf injury he suffered against Stoke. Phil Jones, who came off with concussion against the Potters, could be fit, however. Press Association Marouane Fellaini’s bad luck with injuries continues as he has suffered a groin injury and will be out for a week, Moyes added. This weekend will be the first time that Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has come back to Old Trafford since leaving the United coaching staff in the summer. Moyes opted to bring in a number of his own staff when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. The former Everton boss revealed he was sad to see the Dutch coach leave United, however. “Rene helped me when I first came here,” Moyes said. “I had several conversations with him. He helped me, told me about the club, how it runs and the players. “In the end I would have liked him to stay at the time but he wanted to go and that was fine. “I am looking forward to getting Rene back and seeing him.” Meulensteen has struggled at Craven Cottage since replacing Martin Jol last December. Under the Dutchman, who has very limited managerial experience, Fulham have sunk to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The pressure on Meulensteen intensified on Tuesday when the Londoners were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sky Bet League One strugglers Sheffield United. Moyes admits he feels sorry that talk has already begun about Meulensteen potentially losing his job after only two months at the helm. “There’s always disappointment when you see a manager lose his job, because it’s a difficult job. You have to have very good owners and chairman,” said the Scot. “I’ve been really fortunate here that I’ve got great owners and a great board, I had the same at Everton and at Preston. “Unfortunately some of those other managers have not had the same privileges I’ve had. “But it’s part of the job and you realise you have to work with the people who employ you and unfortunately some of them haven’t had as good ones as I’ve had.” Moyes has faced questions – from outside United – about his ability to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford following Ferguson’s exit. The champions sit some 15 points behind leaders Arsenal in seventh place. Moyes is refusing to write off the title, but he admits the chances of retaining the championship are slim. Moyes said: “What we’ll do is keep trying to win the next game. If we can do that we’ll see where we go. “We need teams to slip up if we are to have any chance.” David Moyes insists he and Nemanja Vidic both decided it was time for the Manchester United captain to leave Old Trafford. Vidic announced on Thursday night that he would be leaving the reigning Premier League champions after eight seasons at the club. “It was something that we all mutually agreed together,” the United boss said. last_img read more

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Layoffs in Lake Worth Beach to Help Finance Electric Utility Upgrade

first_imgThe city of Lake Worth Beach is laying off 5 city employees effective immediately, eliminating 35 jobs, and cutting $800,000 from its budget according to reports. For years, the city has been taking money from its city electric utility and using that money to run the city and not putting it back into the utility, and City Manager Michael Bornstein says something has to be done so that the city can upgrade its utility.“And we’re reversing 40-50 years of that benign neglect. If you’re not constantly maintaining and fixing and rebuilding and upgrading your electric utility, it’s deteriorating,” Bornstein said.The system is deteriorating power outages are common for customers in Lake Worth Beach.Dave Palombo owns Dave’s Last Resort and Raw Bar in downtown Lake Worth Beach.“It was bad. I mean we had power outages all the time, power surges, spikes, shorting out equipment,” Palombo told CBS12.The layoffs were effective yesterday, and the employees did not receive a severance package. “I was very surprised and a little disappointed. I had no warning. It came as a big surprise,” said Vickie Joslin, the city’s head librarian who was laid off from the city after 20 years on the job.last_img read more

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Enyimba, Etoile Set for Group Stage Ticket War in Aba

first_imgCAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUEEnyimba will battle Confederation Cup title holders Etoile du Sahel in the first leg of their CAF Champions League second round clash on Sunday. Kick-off at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba is set for 4pm.The last Nigerian team in continental campaign overcome Uganda’s Vipers and Vital’O of Burundi en route to this stage of the competition, and will now face the Tunisians with a place in the lucrative group stage on the line. Enyimba Coach Paul Aigbogun has praised his side’s attacking ability in recent times, especially after their 5-1 home win over Vital’O in the previous round, and he hopes to see the same kind of showing when they host the North Africans.“We’ve been doing well, creating chances and thank God we converted these chances,” Aigbogun said on Thursday.“It’s a process, it’s a new team, a lot of players came into the team, so I kept on saying that it takes time to build a team and we thank God it all came together.”Etoile, who beat Morocco’s Olympique Khourigba 3-1 in the previous round, will see this tie as a chance to gain revenge on Enyimba.The teams famously met in the final of the 2004 Champions League, with the pair drawing 3-3 over the two legs. However, the Nigerians went on to win the tie on penalties, thereby claiming their second successive African crown.Togolese referee Kokou Hougnimon will take charge of the match in Aba. The return leg is set to be played at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse on April 19-20.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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