Max Allegri distances himself from Arsenal job and says he will not return to management until June

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 9:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Emery was sacked last Friday with Ljungberg taking over on an interim basis (Picture: Getty)Asked when he intends to return to management, Allegri told ESPN: ‘In June. I don’t know if you can call it a sabbatical or not.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Giovanni [Branchini – Allegri’s agent] and I immediately came to that decision. As soon as the relationship with Juventus came to an end the decision was to take a year out.’He continued: ‘I had 18 years as a player and I’ve been in coaching for 16. I stopped this year after 34. I’m happy.‘I have a chance to reflect, go and talk to people, do things in my private life that I’m passionate about like going to the theatre, some art exhibitions, reading books.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMaking it clear that he will pick his next club very carefully, Allegri added: ‘Next year will be an important year. Important for the choice I end up making and the need to be prepared for it.‘After a year out and five years at Juventus, I don’t want to go back into the game and do badly. That would do my head in.’ Allegri wants to test himself in the Premier League and has been learning English (Picture: Getty)One question mark hanging over Allegri is whether his English is good enough to manage a Premier League club, but the Italian has confirmed that he has been taking lessons.He continued: ‘I am taking lessons here in Milan. I manage to speak quite well. I find the listening part a bit more difficult.‘If I’m talking to someone who helps me out by speaking a little slower then I understand. I watch films [in English] and if I read something in English I understand it fine.’MORE: Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positiveMORE: ‘No team can defend against that’ – Freddie Ljungberg teaches new approach in Arsenal trainingMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Commentcenter_img Advertisement The Italian coach will bide his time before deciding his next move (Picture: Getty)Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri says he will not be returning to management until the summer, ruling out the possibility of taking over at Arsenal midway through the season.The Italian – who won five straight Serie A titles during his time in Turin – has been out of work since the end of last season and is one of the main contenders to take over from Unai Emery full-time at the Emirates.Freddie Ljungberg has been handed the role on an interim basis while Arsenal’s hierarchy assess potential candidates, though Allegri has made it clear he’s not available right now. Max Allegri distances himself from Arsenal job and says he will not return to management until Junelast_img read more

UTEC Wraps Up Survey Work for McDermott in Middle East

first_imgUTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon group, has completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.UTEC mobilized a DP2 offshore support vessel in early December 2019 with work- and observation-class ROVs and a nearshore survey work boat for the as-built campaign.The anchor debris clearance campaign used the same vessel with a sub-bottom profiler, a side-scan sonar, a multibeam echosounder and a magnetometer.“We are delighted to have completed these surveys,” said Nadir Rahmatullah, UTEC commercial director, Asia Pacific and Middle East. “They are a testament to the success of our 18-month strategy of investing to enter the site characterization market in the Middle East. We have the technology and the operational experience for the successful delivery of projects like these. The work demonstrates our ROV and conventional geophysical survey capabilities in shallow waters, from the surface to depths of 40 meters.”Nadir added, “We are extremely pleased to have worked with McDermott. This project confirms the Acteon group’s position as a trusted survey and site characterization partner. At UTEC, we look forward to continuing to support our clients in the Middle East and worldwide and to working with Acteon group companies whenever they can add value to delivering customer-specific solutions.”last_img read more