Link Sellers Are Punished, Google Confirms

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick As critics point out, however, Google still allows advertisements for paid links to be run through the Google Adwords service. Though they don’t pass on pagerank, AdSense ads themselves are of course paid links that do deliver traffic for a fee. Perhaps Google just doesn’t like paid links that they don’t get a piece of the payment for. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Like any system for determining worth, counting inbound links is now as open to gaming as anything. Where the line lies between gaming Google and engaging in legitimate commerce is ultimately subjective. Google is in all likelihood not even going to try to go after all sellers of paid links; just the most “egregious violaters.” As Sullivan says, though, it is Google’s search engine – none of us have a right to any particular treatment in it.For extensive and informed discussion on the topic, see Sullivan’s coverage at his group blog Search Engine Land. Related Posts Tags:#search#web Search guru-supreme Danny Sullivan got an answer out of Google this weekend concerning the search engine’s long-suspected practice of punishing websites in search results when they are alleged to have sold outbound links not including a nofollow tag. It’s a controversial policy that has an unclear impact on the search landscape. Links bought with the intention of increasing not just traffic but conferring pagerank authority from the seller to the buyer may in many cases give artificial authority to the sites of link buyers. Punishing this practice, though, may hurt the pagerank of reputable sites that the public fully expects to appear high in search results but whom happen to sell links.last_img read more

World Boxing Championships: Suranjoy and Akhil storm into Round 2

first_imgM Suranjoy Singh and Akhil Kumar continued India’s winning run at the World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, as they won their respectively bouts convincingly on Tuesday.Commonwealth champion Suranjoy (52kg) gave India its first victory of the day, beating his Hungarian opponent Dobradi Zsolt 24-8 in the morning session.Akhil brought more good news in the evening session, pounding Filip Barak of Slovakia 16-8 in another lopsided bout.With his victory over Zsolt, Suranjoy has set up a clash with ninth-seeded Mongolian Nyambayar Tugstsogt, a silver medallist in the previous edition of the event, in the second round on Sunday. Akhil will be up against World No. 4 John Nevin of Ireland in the second round on Monday.Suranjoy, nicknamed ‘Chhota Tyson’, fought an aggressive bout and led from start to finish. The Manipuri started off well and was leading 6-3 after the first round.Once he settled in the ring, Suranjoy took Zsolt by storm and unleashed a flurry of punches to score 11 points in the second round. For some time, his rival was a mere spectator as he could score just one point during this period.Suranjoy entered the third round with a handy 17-4 lead and allowed Zsolt to score four points. However, Suranjoy earned seven points in the final round to complete an easy victory.”Suranjoy applied his mind and countered aggression with left uppercuts and hooks,” national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said. “His rival made him run around a lot but Suranjoy’s fitness and guts helped him win. It is a very good win and will actually help him get into rhythm for the upcoming rounds,” Sandhu added.advertisementWhen he locks horns with Tugstsogt on Sunday, revenge will be on Suranjoy’s mind as his campaign was ended by the Mongolian in the opening round of the previous edition of the World Championships.Veteran Akhil (56kg), who is playing his first major tournament after the 2010 Commonwealth Games, cashed in on his vast experience and exhibited his skill and talent for an easy victory against Barak.Akhil, who remained out of action for a major part of the last two years due to several injuries, surged to a 6- 3 lead after the first round.He cashed in on the good start and landed crisp punches to score four points in the second against Barak’s two.Despite a five-point lead, Akhil kept on attacking in the final round, and with six points, stormed into the second round.The 30-year-old Indian, however, will have an uphill task on Monday against Nevin, who is a bronze medallist at the World Championships.Tuesday’s victory has a special significance for Akhil, who had crashed out in the first round of the 2009 World Championships in Milan after sustaining a wrist injury.On Wednesday, Dinesh Kumar (81kg) will be the only Indian in action. The 12th seed Asian Games silver medallist faces a potentially easy fight against Deepak Maharjan of Nepal in the afternoon session.last_img read more

New OU Head Coach Lincoln Riley’s Ties with Big 12, Air Raid

first_imgFollowing the University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops’ announcement to retire, the school has named offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley as the Sooners’ new head coach:SOURCE: Bob Stoops & #OC AD Joe Castiglione have been grooming Lincoln Riley for this situation for over a year. https://t.co/yGy5Dv3i9R— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 7, 2017With the hire, Riley becomes the FBS’ youngest head coach at 33 years old, replacing Memphis’ 35-year-old Mike Norvell.“I’m sincerely honored to be given this opportunity to be the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma,” said Riley in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Stoops for bringing me here two years ago and making me part of the Sooner family. He is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the game, at any level. I’m absolutely thankful for our friendship and for the mentorship he has provided.”No one knows if Riley will be a successful head coach, but he was as successful of a coordinator as anyone in the country. Riley, an air raid disciple, used his own variation of the air raid to build one of college football’s best offenses at Oklahoma, and interestingly enough, his history has plenty of Big 12 ties.Riley walked on to Texas Tech in 2002 and played quarterback behind current TTU head coach Kliff Kingsbury. His head coach was Mike Leach, who coincidentally brought his air raid offense to Oklahoma in 1999, which was Bob Stoops’ first year as head coach. Now, Riley takes place of Stoops using an offense of his former head coach — the same offense that won Stoops a national championship in his second year.Got all that?Leach hired Riley as a graduate assistant in 2003, and he moved his way up to assistant coach by 2006. Riley served as the receivers coach, and his fellow (inside) receivers coach, Dana Holgorsen, would eventually bring the air raid offense to Oklahoma State in 2010.But wait, I’m not finished.Riley would then accept the offensive coordinator position under Eastern Carolina’s then-head coach Ruffin McNeil, who was Mike Leach’s assistant head coach from 2003-2009. It’s funny how coaching trees can be so cyclical.Riley has worked with the best air raid coaches in football. His success at OU will be judged much later on, but there’s certainly precedent for young Big 12 assistant coaches, specifically air raid ones, finding a head coaching job. Apart from Leach, Holgorsen and Kingsbury, Art Briles, Sonny Dykes, Dino Babers, Kevin Sumlin and Kevin Wilson all found head coaching jobs by way of both the Big 12 and the air raid. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Barber: My 5 Questions for Fall Camp

first_imgKyle Porter and Boone are in Stillwater asking coach Mike Gundy, his coordinators and assistants questions at the annual golf outing Thursday while I’m stuck in Dallas.There are plenty of problems, good and bad, the Cowboys are facing running into fall camp starting Sunday. Here are what I think the five most important ones are:1. How Long Until We Know the No. 2 Cornerback?When I asked Gundy about the corner situation at Big 12 Media Days, he threw out Adrian Baker’s name, which we already assumed, but that was it.Legitimately, eight players could start at any point this season. Like getting full on crackers, that’s hardly OK for a position like receiver, where potentially five guys are on the field at a time. It’s more like trying to get full on cotton candy when you’re talking about a two-man position like corner.AdChoices广告And on those lines, even if they get their No. 2 guy, who is No. 3 and No. 4?2. Which Receiver(s) Will be Left Behind?Among Marcell Ateman, Chris Lacy, Dillon Stoner, Tylan Wallace and Tyron Johnson, at least one of those will not get 25 catches this season.Maybe the obvious answers are Stoner and Wallace, the youngest of the bunch, but maybe not. Both of them play inside, and someone has to back up Jalen McCleskey.Unless Mason Rudolph starts throwing two balls per play, I can’t see how everyone’s quotas are going to be reached.3. What is Going to Happen to the ‘Others’ on Offense?With so much talk and intrigue with going five-wide, the cowboy backs and backup running backs could get lost in the sauce.(Poor, poor) Jeff Carr could extremely easily be relegated to backup return man. We might also be at this time next year saying how we should have included Keenan Brown in all of this.But the fact is that with such a striking embarrassment of depth at receiver, it will be so easy to forget about them and leave them off the field.4. How Fluid Will this Defense Look?The way I see it, only half of the defensive personnel is locked into position.Ramon Richards could drop into the box almost like a nickel cornerback. Kenneth Edison-McGruder could fall back in coverage. Almost all of the defensive ends could slide a gap or two toward the center. And a handful of the linebackers could fare well in man coverage.With the 3-3-5 scheme that we suspect will be the base defense, flexibility will be key (and valuable) except for guys like Tre Flowers, Chad Whitener and the defensive tackles.5. Can They Stay Healthy?I asked Rudolph how the offense would change if Justice Hill got injured, like he did this offseason, and he wasn’t having it.“Well, we’ve got Justice,” he said.Yes, for now and hopefully for the whole season, but it seems like this offense (and therefore this entire team) is one injury away to either of the guys in the backfield from complete meltdown.They have been reliable and dependable to this point during the season, but it does make you wonder about a team that has the eighth best odds to make the College Football Playoff. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Guardiola lauds ‘clinical’ Man City

first_imgManchester City Guardiola lauds ‘clinical’ Man City after brushing Arsenal aside again Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 07:24 2/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pep Guardiola Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal Premier League Arsène Wenger First-half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane pushed the Premier League leaders a step closer to the title Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City’s mental strength after they recorded a second successive 3-0 win over Arsenal in the space of five days.Having beaten the same opponents at the weekend to lift the Carabao Cup, City moved a step closer to clinching the Premier League title with a clinical performance at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane scored in the first half as the runaway leaders restored their 16-point cushion over nearest rivals Manchester United in the table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Guardiola’s squad now need to win just five of their remaining 10 games to be crowned champions after what their manager described as an “amazing result” on the road.”Mentally we were strong. We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals,” the Spaniard told BBC Sport.”After that it was not easy — the first 15 minutes of the second half we were poor. Still, it’s an amazing result for us.”We are out of the FA Cup and we have won the League Cup. Now it’s just two competitions, and you fight for one of them for 10 months. “These are the last steps to be champions; you keep going until the end. We have to win five games. We don’t think too much — now we play Chelsea. “Hopefully we have the desire to win, to be the best team in England. We forget that we are tired.”last_img read more

Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week

first_imgLeicester City v AFC Bournemouth Riyad Mahrez, Mo Salah and the Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week Goal 00:18 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Liverpool celebration Salah Mane Alexander Arnold Getty Images Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town Liverpool v Newcastle United Manchester City v Chelsea Leicester City AFC Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur Huddersfield Town Liverpool Newcastle United Manchester City Chelsea Premier League The Liverpool star found the net once again to inspire his side to another win, while the Leicester man struck a fabulous last-minute equaliser Mo Salah did it once again. This was the sort of match in which this counter-attacking Liverpool side were supposed to struggle – but Newcastle United’s deep block simply couldn’t contain the magnificent Egypt international.Pouncing to open the scoring in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Rafa Benitez’ side, Salah set another record as he sailed to the top of Europe’s top five leagues by scoring in his 26th separate competitive club match this season. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp His performance earned him a score of 90/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta data, to make the Pressure Index Team of the Week.He is joined up front by Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, who struck a sensational 97th-minute free-kick to earn his side a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son, who netted his eighth and ninth PL goals at Wembley this season to secure Spurs’ 2-0 win over Huddersfield.Son’s South Korean compatriot Ki Sung-yueng leads the midfield after he scored and assisted in a Premier League game for the first time since January 2014 (against Fulham for Sunderland) to inspire Swansea to a 4-1 over West Ham. Ki leads the Pressure Index overall this week, with a score of 97/100 as he came up trumps for the relegation-threatened Swans.Watch the video above to discover the full team.The Goal Pressure Index is presented by Sure, Official Partner of Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Southampton FC. Join the conversation on Twitter @Sure.last_img read more

Ranking the Historical Oklahoma State Logos

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When Oklahoma State released its new (“new”) logo at the beginning of July, I got steep on a rabbit hole of old logos, and boy are there some good ones. According to this incredible, time-suck of a page, OSU has had 19 “marks” in its history, and the majority of them have been amazing.Because this is an OSU blog and because it’s July, we obviously have to rank these from “OMG BRING THIS BACK” to “ok, maybe could have passed on that era.” Some of these are academic-only, and some are athletic-only. Regardless, I’m going to rank the ones that OSU includes on that page linked above and throw in the badge (which was not included?) along with them. Everything else is off the table.Let’s jump in with probably (?) the consensus No. 1.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.28 AM.png1. It is fitting that the best logo in OSU history coincided with the best athlete in OSU history.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.28 AM.png2. It’s perfect. Simple but unique. Distinguished but fun. Versatile and easy to recognize. I would actually be ok if they brought this back!Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.34 AM.png3. This was actually a baseball-only logo that started in 1978. Since then Oregon State has committed many acts of theft it went away until Josh Holliday brought it back when he became the head coach. It’s tremendous.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.11 AM.png4. This is maybe the best logo for football helmets. I realize that’s a very specific niche, but it’s true! This logo debuted when OSU flipped from being the Aggies to being the Cowboys in the late 50s.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.21 AM.png5. The first logo. I’m a sucker for anything simple like this. If they ever use this on the Homecoming throwback helmets, I’m going to need CPR in the press box.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.48 AM.png6. The best mark, non-letter division.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.34 AM.png7. I like this one a lot from a uniform perspective, but there’s a lot going on. And it’s maybe a bit too easy for opposing teams to insinuate that spelling is not OSU’s strongest suit.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.05 AM.png8. This is the rougher, not-quite-as-cool version of the bucking bronco above (interestingly, it actually came after the one above). Still strong, but just not all the way there yet for me.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.56 AM.png9. I don’t know that I’ve ever truly loved Regular Pete the same way I love Wrestling Pete or Swinging Pete or Baseball Pete, but I do love this version more than the modern one.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.31 AM.png10. The new logo checks in at No. 10. I think it’s pretty good. I have an affinity for a lot of the older stuff, but they’ve done a good job here melding a modern look with an older, simpler version.info-badge.jpg11. Tough for me to put it ahead of the brand because, you know, it includes the brand. But I love its versatility and how OSU uses it. Subscribed!Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.30.41 AM.png12. I like it, but there is a LOT to look at.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.17 AM.png13. This was the logo on my third-favorite basketball court GIA has ever housed.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.07 AM.png14. It’s good, solid and more importantly has led to the Other Petes I noted above.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.51 AM.png15. Taking away the beveled (I think that’s what they’re called) edges on the letters was a [chef’s kiss] move here.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.22 AM.png16. There is no logo in recorded college history that screams “1970s!” more than this logo screams 1970s.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.18 AM.png17. Sure, it’s fine. But I prefer the 1940s Pete (see above). This one really is all right, it just seems a little bit too contrived for me [goes outside and shakes fist at clouds]. Also, these last three are pretty rough.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.40 AM.png18. This one was academics only (thankfully).Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.31.46 AM.png19. Tough scene here. It was a good effort, and here’s what OSU said about its introduction to the 2000s.Coinciding with the renovation of historic Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State Athletics underwent a major rebranding effort in 2001 with the introduction of a more modernized system of marks. This updated O-State logo represented the school’s various academic organizations. [okstate]Gonna be a hard pass for me.Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 11.32.02 AM.png20. The thing that maybe offends me most is that Rickie Fowler had this logo on his golf bag until like 2018! Also, I laughed out loud at the description from our friends at OSU.The burning brand was a shorter-lived variant of the modern OSU logo. Although the mark was popular with children and younger audiences, it failed to gain traction among alumni and older fans and was gradually phased out of use. [okstate]The burning brand had to be burned.last_img read more

What to Make of Another Big 12-Opening Loss for Gundy and OSU

first_imgYou can look at Oklahoma State’s 36-30 defeat to No. 12 Texas on Saturday through two lenses.The first, that of a pessimist. The woe is me crowd. The yeah, throw this season in the dumpster crowd.This crowd was not a fan of the play-calling against the Longhorns. This crowd took umbrage with that now-infamous fake field goal. This crowd … is calling for Dru Brown to see more reps.Full disclosure: this crowd might just be the worst.Then there’s the lens of an optimistic. This view may have a shade of orange in its prescription. In this crowd, some may be prepared to dub Spencer Sanders an all-timer. This crowd didn’t hate the fake field goal, despite the unusual circumstances. This crowd actually thinks Oklahoma State, a team that may have been an onside kick recovery away from a massive upset, might be a good football team.(OK, I give. This crowd is definitely me.)It’s incredible just how much a narrative can shift, isn’t it? Last year, against Iowa State, Oklahoma State was arguably a dropped Tylan Wallace deep ball — which he rarely ever does in any circumstance — from a Cyclones comeback. Instead, the sky began falling. And it kept falling.Last season was a cautionary tale that sometimes an early narrative can actually be right. It turned out, OSU last season was just an OK football team. Nothing special. Six regular season wins, six regular season losses. The definition of average.Is a loss to Texas the same warning sign? Despite that feeling in your gut you got when the clock read all zeroes on Saturday night, I don’t believe so. This much-maligned defense gave up only 36 points — two weeks removed from mighty LSU (heavily sarcastic air quotes) gave up 38. (LSU won, alas.) That questionable play-calling? It’s Mike Gundy and Sean Gleeson — two brilliant offense minds who uncharacteristically left points on the field. And oh, the talent level? On both sides of the ball, OSU has the horses to not only rebound and reclaim momentum in Big 12 play, but to reinforce that feeling you might have stashed away just below that Texas knot, that one that tells you that, perhaps, this team isn’t last year’s team. This team has moxie, spunk.And by golly, this team, despite a deflating Texas loss, is pretty stinkin’ good. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Finals Places Decided at School Sport Australia Championships

first_imgThe two 12’s divisions finished their round games early on Thursday morning before going into playoff games. In the 12’s Boys division, New South Wales finished the round games on top of the ladder, undefeated after its five games. Queensland, Northern Territory and the ACT finished in second, third and fourth place respectively. In Thursday’s playoff games, New South Wales defeated the Northern Territory, 11-6, while the ACT defeated South Australia 11-3. In tomorrow’s playoff games, Queensland will play the Northern Territory in playoff game three, Tasmania will play South Australia in playoff game four, New South Wales will meet Queensland in playoff game five, while the ACT will play Tasmania in playoff game six. In the 12’s Girls division, Queensland finished on top of the ladder following the round games, with five wins from their five games. New South Wales placed second with four wins, with the ACT finishing in third place on the ladder and the Northern Territory finished fourth. In Thursday’s playoff games, Queensland were 13-1 touchdown winners over the ACT, while the Northern Territory defeated Tasmania 11-2. Friday’s playoff games will see New South Wales play the ACT in playoff game three, South Australia will meet Tasmania in playoff game four, Queensland will battle it out against New South Wales in playoff game five and the Northern Territory and South Australia will play in playoff game six. In the 15’s divisions, Queensland has finished on top of the ladder in both the Boy’s and Girl’s division, with both sides finishing the round games undefeated. In the 15’s Boys division, New South Wales finished in second place, the ACT finished in third place, while Western Australia also made the finals, finishing in fourth place on the ladder. In Friday’s semi finals, Queensland will play Western Australia, while New South Wales meet the ACT, with both games to be played at 8.55am. In the Plate Grand Final, South Australia will play Victoria, while Tasmania will battle it out against the Northern Territory in the playoff for seventh and eighth places. The playoff for third and fourth will be played at 11.40, with the Grand Final of the 15’s Boys division to be played at 1.30pm. In the 15’s Girls division, New South Wales finished second on the ladder behind Queensland, followed by South Australia in third and the ACT in fourth place on the ladder. In Friday’s semi finals at 8.00am, Queensland will play the ACT, while New South Wales will play South Australia. The Plate Grand Final will be played at 9.50am and will see Tasmania and the Northern Territory battle it out, while Victoria and Western Australia will playoff for seventh and eighth places also at 9.50am. The playoff for third and fourth will be played at 11.40, with the 15’s Girls Grand Final to be played at 1.30pm. For more news, scores and information, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-4282-0-118837-0&sID=188469last_img read more

Mbappe names boss he hopes to play for

first_imgKylian Mbappé Mbappe reveals identity of coach he ‘dreams’ of playing for Chris Burton 19:03 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe France USA Friendly 09062018 Gettyimages Kylian Mbappé Arsène Wenger France v Australia France Australia PSG Arsenal World Cup Ligue 1 Premier League The France international has admitted to being a big fan of former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has been linked with a role at Parc des Princes Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has named former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the manager he would most like to work with.The experienced Frenchman was heavily linked with a move to Parc des Princes after announcing the end of his iconic 22-year tenure in north London.PSG eventually opted to hand their reins to ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, but Wenger continues to see a possible directorial role in the French capital talked up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Such a position would at least give Mbappe the opportunity to sound out the 68-year-old on ways that he could improve his game, with the 19-year-old a big fan of the three-time Premier League title winner.Asked by C8TV to name any manager he would like to play under in the future, the France international said: “I dream of being managed by Arsene Wenger.“He is French, he’s had a great career and now he is free because he has left Arsenal.”While hoping that he will get the chance to work with Wenger at some stage, Mbappe has already shunned one opportunity to make that dream a reality.Having become one of the most sought-after talents in world football on the back of a Ligue 1 title-winning campaign at Monaco in 2016-17, the exciting youngster had several options to consider.He eventually decided to link up with PSG on an initial loan agreement which will become a €180 million (£166m/$214m) transfer this summer, but only after turning down the chance to join Arsenal.Mbappe told reporters in September 2017: “Yes, I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach. He has a great reputation here in France, he’s well-respected and knows how to develop young players.”This was a real option for me. But, of course, Paris Saint-Germain was the main option. We weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of all the clubs but my family told me it had to be my decision and one I needed to make.”It also had to be a long-term decision. So it was up to me and I decided to come here in order to develop.”Mbappe netted 21 times for PSG across all competitions in his debut campaign and is now chasing down World Cup glory with France at Russia 2018.Les Bleus are set to open their quest for global glory against Australia on Saturday.last_img read more