Rose adamant he will quit Spurs next summer despite arrival of Jose Mourinho

first_imgDANNY ROSE remains determined to quit Tottenham at the end of next season – despite Jose Mourinho’s arrival as manager.The left-back has hailed the Special One’s appointment, claiming it shows how far Spurs have come.1 Danny Rose has insisted he will leave Tottenham next summer despite the arrival of Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty – ContributorBut the England ace is still adamant he will run down the final 18 months of his contract before leaving.It is just over three weeks since Mourinho took over as manager following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.But Rose, the club’s longest-serving star, said: “I’ve never had a conversation with him and I don’t see why I need to.“As I said before, I’m here for the next 18 months so I don’t see why I need to have a conversation with the manager.“I want to do as well as I possibly can, work as hard as I can to achieve what looked impossible a few weeks ago, and that is finishing in the top four.”I never thought I would be managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. That’s credit to the club, how well they’ve progressedDanny RoseRose, 29, is yet to make a Premier League start under Mourinho, who has preferred Ben Davies and, latterly Jan Vertonghen in the top-flight.But the England defender started his second successive Champions League clash under his new manager in Spurs’ 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday when several other big-name starts were given the night off ahead of Sunday’s clash at fellow top-four chasers Wolves.Rose said: “I hope the lads who have rested at home will be ready to go at the weekend and I hope we can continue the great performance from the weekend.”Asked how he is finding life under Mourinho, the defender added: “It’s very good. I had the privilege of working under Mauricio for five-and-a-half years and now, I have to be honest, I never thought I would be managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.“That’s credit to the club, how well they’ve progressed throughout the years and to get someone like Jose has been obviously brilliant.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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“He’s one of the most decorated managers of my lifetime so it’s been a good start for the team and I’ve enjoyed it so far.“I feel very lucky to work under him. He’s won a lot of trophies and we’re all excited to see.“We want to do well in the Champions League and, as I said, he is a serial winner so I imagine we will be looking to win the FA Cup and finishing in the top four of the League.”José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

TEF to Host Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurship

first_imgFlashback: Fellows of the 3rd edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 – 27, 2019. The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.The Forum is the culmination of the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which this year mentored, trained and seeded over 3,000 young Africans, selected from over [216,000] applicants.The event provides a unique opportunity for young women and men, from all 54 African countries, to meet, learn and network with the broader African and global entrepreneurship ecosystem.It is also a critical opportunity for political leaders and policymakers to meet, face to face, a new generation of African business leaders, who are transforming Africa’s economic trajectory.Keynote speakers at the highly anticipated Forum include Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Macky Sall, President of Senegal, who will join Tony O. Elumelu, CON, TEF Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in an intimate open house discussion.The Presidential Convening is a highlight of the Forum,  allowing the African entrepreneurs in attendance to closely engage with political leaders, to give first-hand testimony of the important role government can play in catalyzing growth and encouraging business ambition.The Forum agenda includes masterclasses and panel discussions with leading speakers and sector experts, from Africa and globally, who will engage attendees in specialized training sessions to share insights, deepen their knowledge and refine their skills.The Forum will also feature a pitching event, where select entrepreneurs will deliver exciting presentations on the goods and services they provide to a distinguished judging panel. For the first time, the Forum will be hosted in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria and will bring together leading policymakers, business leaders, development agencies and the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem including alumni of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme.Last year, a significant highlight was the launch of TEFConnect, the digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, which provides a unique digital hub for the African entrepreneurship, facilitating networking, mentorship and most importantly business beyond borders.Previous Forums have been headlined by African leaders, including President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Kenya, HE Uhuru Kenyatta, Former President of Nigeria, HE Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Prime Minister of Benin and TEF Advisory Board Member, Lionel Zinsou, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s determination to bring change in scale, across Africa and its relentless focus on entrepreneurship is rooted in the inclusive philosophy of Africapitalism, created by its Founder, which recognizes economically empowering Africa’s youth — the continent’s future wealth creators — and thereby creating sustainable economic and social wealth, as one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.In 2015, the Foundation committed US$100 million to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs from across the continent, over 10 years. Now in the 5th year, the Foundation has funded, mentored and provided business management training to over 7,500 start-ups and small businesses, from all 54 countries in Africa.“The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum will not just convene the most important stakeholders in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, it provides an opportunity for everyone to make a commitment to advance entrepreneurship and scale the impact of our entrepreneurs if we are to accelerate the development of the continent,” TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu said.She added: “We are constantly inspired by the stories we receive from our entrepreneurs who are creating jobs, employing people and impacting their local communities and ultimately, the continent. We believe that these entrepreneurs are our future. Invest in them now and reap the Africa of our dreams tomorrow. This is what we are committed to.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more