Pulis: I knew Jewell could quit

first_img Pulis is still looking to appoint a goalkeeping coach and remained tight-lipped on his former Stoke keeper Carlo Nash landing the role. He is also hopeful of adding to his squad to aid their fight against relegation with the Baggies 14th in the Barclays Premier League, but three points above the drop zone, ahead of Monday’s trip to Everton. “It’s an important two weeks in the window, important for the football club,” Pulis said. “The players we bring in have to be better than what we have, they have to make a difference. It’s a difficult window if you haven’t been preparing. “We have to make sure players are right. We’ve been busy behind the scenes but it’s very difficult. We have to get that team winning. I really do think it will be tough.” The Baggies boss admitted he heard Jewell was interested in the vacant Charlton job. The Addicks instead appointed Guy Luzon and Jewell left West Brom on Tuesday, following the arrival of Gerry Francis on a part-time basis, just a week after he was appointed joint-assistant head coach. Press Association Jewell, who has now been linked with a coaching job at Hull, is taking legal advice in the wake of his departure but Pulis insisted it did not come as a shock. “I had a phone call on Sunday saying Paul was in for the Charlton job. I spoke to him on Sunday but that was the last time I spoke to Paul,” he said. “I have been concentrating on getting stuff sorted out at this football club. I have been non-stop. “If it was going to be Charlton, Hull or whoever he is a good lad to have on board. “He has been linked with a few jobs, so we’ll see what happens. I hope he gets back into it, that’s where he should be and where he belongs.” Pulis is looking to appoint a replacement and spoke to chairman Jeremy Peace on Thursday but is in no rush to find a new man and will continue to work with long-time number two Dave Kemp. He said: “Myself and Kempy have done it by ourselves before and Gerry (Francis) comes up every other day. “We will get on with it. People make decisions and that’s it, you move on. I have got nothing but respect for Paul, he is a good guy.” Head coach Tony Pulis has hinted he knew Paul Jewell could quit West Brom 48 hours before his exit.last_img read more

Hugo Alfredo Santillan, 23, becomes second boxer in days to die from injuries in ring

first_imgRIP Hugo Santillan.He passed away from injuries suffered during Saturday’s fight which ended in a draw.We join Hugo’s family and friends in grief, support and wish prompt resignation.Via @marcosarienti pic.twitter.com/WwT7LyLXIW— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 25, 2019A super lightweight, Santillan — the son of former boxer Alfredo Santillan — made his pro debut in 2015 and was 19-6-2 with eight KOs. He becomes the second boxer this week to die from injuries sustained in the ring.Join DAZN to watch Hooker vs. Ramirez on July 27 and 100+ fight nights a year​Maxim Dadashev of Russia died Tuesday after suffering a similar brain injury during a fight Friday in Maryland against Subriel Matias of Puerto Rico. Dadashev was 28.According to ringside reports from Buenos Aires (via ESPN.com), Santillan’s nose began to bleed in the fourth round of Saturday’s 10-round bout and, though he raised his arm in victory after the fight, he collapsed after the judges announced the fight as a draw.Santillan, nicknamed “Dynamite,” underwent surgery for a clot on his brain and twice went into cardiorespiratory failure before he died of cardiac arrest at 12:35 a.m. Thursday local time Thursday, Olocco confirmed.“Upon admission to the hospital, he had successive kidney failure and he did not come out of his coma,” Olocco said (via The Guardian). “He had swelling of his brain and he never recovered consciousness. The swelling continued to worsen, and it affected the functioning of the rest of his organs.”The WBC expressed its condolences, tweeting, in part, “We join Hugo’s family and friends in grief.” Argentine boxer Hugo Alfredo Santillan died Thursday in Buenos Aires of injuries suffered in his fight Saturday against Eduardo Javier Abreu, Dr. Graciela Olocco from Hospital Agudos San Felipe confirmed to local media.Santillan was 23.last_img read more