Son Heung-min deserves bumper Spurs deal, says Mourinho

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Updated 24 October 2020

Son Heung-min deserves bumper Spurs deal, says Mourinho

LONDON: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that expects Son Heung-min to be handed a lucrative new long-term contract “sooner or later” after the South Korean’s blistering start to the season.
The 28-year-old forward, whose current deal expires in 2023, is reportedly in discussions over a bumper new deal at the Premier League club.
Son has scored nine goals in eight games this season and has also provided four assists, teaming up with Harry Kane to devastating effect.
Mourinho believes that form is likely to see him rewarded with a hefty new deal that would make him one of the club’s top earners.
“I would love that,” he said. “Son has three years of contract so it’s not like we’re in an extreme situation of everybody being worried.
“It’s more that Son loves it here. I believe that he would like to commit his future to the club for a long time.
“Everybody at the club is totally in love with this player and this boy and is trying also to make him feel part of the furniture.”
Kane and Dele Alli have taken the limelight at Spurs in recent years but Son has become one of the club’s key players.
“He cannot do more than what he does. Season after season after season, Sonny is showing how good he is,” Mourinho said.
“Of course, the better the team is, the easier it is for the players to emerge. But Sonny is Sonny and everyone knows what he needs to do now to go to the next step: nothing.”

Everybody at the club is totally in love with this boy and is trying also to make him feel part of the furniture.

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur

Son, who scored after coming off the bench in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League win over LASK, is likely to return to the starting lineup for Monday’s trip to Burnley.
The Clarets have taken just one point from their opening four games but Mourinho is not being lulled into a false sense of security.
He believes Sean Dyche’s side will be well clear of danger toward the end of the season.
“You will feel how strong they are by March, April when lots of teams will be fighting for relegation, and they will be already safe,” he said.
“They will be already eighth, ninth, 10th, comfortable in the table. This is Burnley, so the fact they only have one point in this moment — they have played one match less and the fact they have one point doesn’t tell me much.”


Golf Saudi strikes partnership with the Club Managers Association of Europe

Updated 30 November 2020

Golf Saudi strikes partnership with the Club Managers Association of Europe

  • Educational program will be tailored to support Saudis’ career pathway in and through golf

RIYADH: Golf Saudi and the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) have signed an ambitious new partnership to work together to roll out a certified Arabic language educational program. This is the first of its kind, aimed at encouraging Saudi nationals to pursue a career in golf.

CMAE will set up an education platform in Saudi Arabia, drawing on its industry-renowned approach, to assist Golf Saudi in developing the domestic golf talent pool and ultimately creating new Saudi national certified club managers.

The association is a nonprofit making professional body with members involved in the management of sports clubs, health and fitness clubs and leisure, city and dining clubs in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Commenting on the partnership, CMAE’s director of education, Torbjörn Johansson, said: “Golf Saudi’s pursuit of creating a progressive domestic golf market is asking some big questions of the industry and leading organizations. The domestic plans to not only train up but also equip aspiring talent are a major step and CMAE is proud to be a partner and on-hand to provide the tools and analytic expertise.” 

The CEO of Golf Saudi, Majed Al-Sorour, said: “Our partnership with CMAE is incredibly important for Golf Saudi, but also for the golf industry at large. This is only possible if we are able to upskill our domestic workforce. Golf is good for business and can provide a direct boost to the Kingdom’s GDP, as well as providing lucrative jobs and creating new enterprise. These are exciting times for the golf industry in Saudi Arabia and this agreement with the CMAE helps us to develop a world-class training program that will support young Saudi adults in unlocking the full potential of their future career paths within the golf industry.”

Golf Saudi, a subsidiary of the Saudi Golf Federation, is committed to delivering a national development program that transforms the golfing landscape and aims to create 3,700 jobs by 2030.

Since its formation in 2018, Golf Saudi has embarked on an ambitious national golf strategy, which has worked to support the Kingdom’s impressive Vision 2030. This agreement recognizes the importance of training the next generation of Saudis to meet expected future demand, particularly from international tourists, enhancing Saudi Arabia as a golfing destination.