what did you miss: egypt sack coach following afcon exit

06:29    08 Jul 2019

Javier Aguirre
Egypt wasted no time in parting company with Javier Aguirre following their shock 2019 Africa Cup of Nations exit on Saturday evening.

The Pharaohs lost 1-0 to South Africa in the round of 16 clash in Cairo, with Thembinkosi Lorch's 85th minute goal silencing the home fans as Bafana Bafana now switch their attention to a quarter-final tussle against Nigeria on Wednesday.

Egypt were unconvincing throughout the 90 minutes with star forward, Mohamed Salah, especially poor as the seven-time champions bowed out of the African showpiece.

Egypt Football Association president Hany Abo Rida duly pulled the trigger, less than three hours after the match; firing Aguirre before handing in his own resignation.

Rida stated that his resignation was a: "moral obligation, although the football association had given the national team full material and moral support".

Aguirre, 60, took over the reins as Egypt boss in July last year following the country's group stage exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Mexican has previously coached the Mexico and Japan national teams.

Mourinho turns down huge offer to manage Chinese club

Jose Mourinho offered £88million contract by Guangzhou Evergrande.

Former Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down a record contract offer to manage the Chinese club.

According to Sky Sports News, Mourinho was offered the biggest managerial offer in world football during Fabio Cannavaro's brief spell as head coach of the China national team.

Evergrande were willing to pay the 56-year-old £28m a season, with bonuses.

The Portuguese coach has been out of managerial work since being sacked by the Red Devils in December of last year.

Mourinho has been linked with the Juventus and Newcastle United coaching jobs over the last few weeks, but Maurizio Sarri took over the reins in Turin while the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss rejected the opportunity to replace Rafa Benitez on Tyneside.

Zion makes NBA debut

Zion Williamson made his much anticipated debut in Las Vegas.

The No. 1 draft pick made his NBA Summer League debut against the New York Knicks in Las Vegas, but only managed one half of play before having to leave the court with a bruised left knee.

Williamson, 19, finished with 11 points and 3 rebounds, but will play no further part in the tournament.

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, David Griffin, announced on Saturday that the former Duke power forward will sit out the remainder of the summer league.

"Zion will move forward from this incident without issue,” said Griffin. “However, in an abundance of caution, we have made the determination that he will not appear in game action for the remainder of the NBA Summer League. He will continue to take part in training and conditioning with our performance team.”

Marquez wins in Germany, again!

Marc Marquez continues incredible MotoGP form.

Marc Marquez registered a seventh consecutive victory at the German MotoGP on Sunday, to extend his lead atop the 2019 championship standings.

The 26-year-old has now won five of the nine races this season as he continues his pursuit of a sixth MotoGP title. Marquez sits a massive 69 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in second.

"The race went to plan, I was riding out in front and enjoying myself," said Marquez.

"At the end I was thinking about my brother. I am very happy with this victory and very happy to have the summer break in these conditions."

Marquez watched brother Alex win the Moto2 race, before leading from start to finish at Sachsenring for his 10th win at the venue.

The Honda racer won the 125cc in 2010 before claiming victory in the Moto2 category in 2011 and 2012. Marquez has continued his dominance in Germany, winning every MotoGP in the country since 2013.
 

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