Maybe Pep doesn’t know what’s going on at Man City?! – Bayern chief

first_imgBayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Pep Guardiola should not be so quick to dismiss the German side’s hopes of signing Leroy Sane from Manchester City.The Bavarian outfit have been open about their desire to bring the 23-year-old winger back to the Bundesliga ahead of the new season.Rummenigge declared in May that the German champions would “try” to sign Sane this summer after Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery left.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? City are trying to convince the ex-Schalke star to sign a new contract, however, and Guardiola suggested this week that there had been no approach from his former side.He told reporters: “For a long time [Bayern] talk about their interest but Leroy is our player and hopefully he can stay next season and next season and next season.”But Rummenigge says Bayern’s hopes of bringing Sane to the Allianz Arena are not over yet, as he suggested there may be more going on than Guardiola knows.”I don’t know if Pep knows what’s going on in his club. No idea. Let’s wait,” he told Bild.”If there is something to announce, then we will do that, but it’s not that far.”While Guardiola has said repeatedly that he hopes Sane stays in England, he implied this week that the player would be allowed to leave if he wants, saying: “It is his decision, it’s the same as what happened with [Jadon] Sancho. We want him, we are giving everything, but in the end, if he doesn’t want, what can you do? Nothing.”City are reportedly demanding at least £90 million ($112m) for Sane, while his wage demands are said to be excessive by Bayern’s standards.In June, Bayern president Uli Hoeness admitted that a deal is probably too expensive for his side, telling Kicker: “You have to be a bit sceptical. It’s unlikely that it will work. It’s about sums, they’re insane.”Sane, who has two years left on his contract at City, made 47 appearances and scored 16 times in all competitions as Guardiola’s side won the domestic treble last season.last_img read more

Duncans dismissal over financial breaches was too extreme – Ramjattan

Alliance For Change (AFC) Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan has supported the reinstatement of party member, Sherod Duncan at the Guyana Chronicle, even though an audit found that he is guilty of several breaches of financial regulations, including spending large sums of money without approval.“I think he should have been reinstated a long time ago,” Ramjattan told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.Ramjattan is the second top AFC official to have supported the move by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo -a party executive – to overturn a decision of the Board of Directors to dismiss Sherod Duncan.During Duncan’s period as General Manager of the newspaper company, according to an independent audit, there were some 20 breaches of financial regulations.In one instance, Duncan took an overseas trip costing over $700,000 even though there is no documented approval for such an event and to date, documents were not brought forward to support these expenditures.As such the Board of Directors, by majority vote, decided to terminate his services. This was after he was allowed a hearing in the presence of his lawyer.But Ramjattan believes the penalty was too extreme.“I rather suspect that that decision to terminate for expenditures of a CEO were too extreme a position,” the AFC Chairman said.He added: “I have a distinct disagreement with the former Chairman, I think she has resigned now. [She said she] acted properly, I do not believe so.”Following Nagamootoo’s move to overturn the Board’s decision, the Chairperson Geeta Chandan-Edmond and three Board members have resigned.AFC Leader Raphael Trotman is on record defending Nagamootoo’s decision to overturn the decision of the Board. “I did personally feel that the process with Mr Duncan could’ve gone or should have gone another way… I had seen the audit reports quite frankly and I thought that while there may have been some breaches, they were not breaches, in terms of theft of monies. There might’ve been some circumvention of some systems and I thought Mr Duncan being off the job for several months, perhaps a reprimand or some form of discipline (could’ve been taken). I found that dismissal was the harsher side of the penalties,” Trotman had stated.But Duncan’s return has caused some uneasiness among staff at the Guyana Chronicle newspaper, prompting them to submit a petition to President David Granger for help.In the petition, which was submitted on Monday, the workers described Duncan as a bully, and pointed to instances where he has unilaterally and unnecessarily hired external persons to do the jobs persons already working with the company. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt overrides Nagamootoo’s decision to reinstate Sherod DuncanJune 14, 2019In “latest news”Trotman backs Nagamootoo on Duncan’s reinstatement at ChronicleJune 6, 2019In “latest news”Duncan to ask Nagamootoo to reinstate him at the Guyana ChronicleApril 11, 2019In “Business” read more