Loew wants to coach outside Germany

Joachim Loew attends a press conference in Hamburg on Friday. (AFP)
Updated 07 October 2016
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Loew wants to coach outside Germany

HAMBURG: Germany coach Joachim Loew revealed Friday he could see himself coaching a European club outside his native country when his contract expires in 2018.
“I’ve known the Bundesliga for the past 12 years, I’m always traveling and I’ve seen everything.
“But abroad, that could interest me when the time comes, to become a club coach,” Loew said ahead of Germany’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic in Hamburg on Saturday.
Loew, 56, led Germany to the 2014 World Cup title and his contract is due to expire after they bid to defend their title in Russia in two years time.
German Football Federation President Reinhard Grindel has said he wants to extend Loew’s contract.
“We’ll discuss together when the time comes and consider the future. When? I don’t know,” Loew told a press conference.
Before taking over as national coach in July 2006, Loew was deputy to his predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann.


Ravi Ashwin unrepentant over ‘Mankad’ mayhem in IPL

Updated 26 March 2019
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Ravi Ashwin unrepentant over ‘Mankad’ mayhem in IPL

  • India spinner says law shows he was within his rights to run out Buttler.
  • Ashwin told he is a 'disgrace' by Shane Warne and other former players.

LONDON: Ravi Ashwin has reignited the heated debate over whether the “spirit of the game” should be considered when potentially running out an opposition batsman.
Coming into bowl during his Kings XI Punjab side’s match against the Rajasthan Royals the Indian spinner checked his run as Royals batsman Jos Buttler left his crease, and whipped off his bails. Known as a “Mankad” the dismissal is within the laws of the game but critics say it is unsportsmanlike and not in the spirit of the deeply traditional sport.

 


Australian spin king Shane Warne was just one of a number of former players who took to Twitter to attack Ashwin for the dismissal saying: “As captain of your side you set the standard... Why do such a disgraceful and low act like that tonight?” tweeted the Australian.
“You must live with yourself and FYI — it’s too late to say sorry Mr.Ashwin. You will be remembered for that low act.”

But Ashwin was in no mood for contrition and claimed so long as the dismissal is legal he, and others, should have no problem continuing getting batsmen out that way.
“On my part, it was very instinctive,” the 32-year-old said.
“It was not planned or anything like that. It’s there within the rules of the game. I don’t understand where the spirit of the game comes, naturally if it’s there in the rules it’s there.
“I don’t understand the point of ‘sporting’ in that point because it’s rules.”
The dismissal prompted Buttler to shout in the direction of Ashwin as he walked off the pitch and a Royals collapse, losing seven wickets for 16 runs as Kings XI Punjab won by 14 runs.