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Northern Ireland boss O'Neill turns down Scotland manager job

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill has turned down the chance to replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. O’Neill, 48, had been the Scottish FA’s preferred candidate for the role. The former Brechin City and Shamrock Rovers boss said he had “given the matter a great deal of thought and consideration”. “It’s a huge honour to be offered the position however I do not feel that this is the right opportunity for me at this moment in my career,” he said. “I would like to place on record my gratitude to…

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Revealed: Carlo Ancelotti turns down Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti is not interested in taking over the Italy national team Monday, December 4, 2017 Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he turned down the chance to become the new Italy manager. The 58-year-old, who was sacked by Bayern Munich in September, revealed he spoke to the Italian Football Federation about the post vacated by Gian Piero Ventura in the wake of the nation’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals. However, he politely declined as he wants to continue in club football. Ancelotti told broadcaster RAI: “I would…

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Taylor Swift turns fashion faux pas into merchandise

Taylor Swift is nothing if not a canny marketer. And also a reminder that even in her most awkward of phases, she was never truly like us. Case in point: the Bad Blood singer has turned a fashion faux pas into a merchandise opportunity. Taylor Swift, hell of a marketer.  Photo: John Salangsang The pop star and true spiritual leader of “the squad” is set to host a pop-up merchandise store in New York ahead of the release of her new album, Reputation. As an eagle-eyed Buzzfeed reporter noted, the…

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How Elysian Brewing Company Turns a 1,790-Pound Pumpkin Into a Keg

This year marks the 13th annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, a Seattle tradition to celebrate autumn’s favorite cucurbit. (That’s the family name for squash and gourds.) A whopping 50 breweries, mostly from the western United States, treked to the Seattle Center, just north of Pike Place Market, to participate in the festival, which spanned the last two weekends of September. The festival has all your normal fall activities—carving stations, food trucks, costume competitions, and such. But the highlight? A giant pumpin keg. Each year, Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Company takes an…

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I don't think anyone turns down their national team – Moyes

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has indicated he would not turn down the Scotland job – but his first choice is to return to club management. Scotland are searching for a new boss following Gordon Strachan’s departure. Moyes has not managed since leaving Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League in May. “I don’t think anyone ever turns down their national team opportunity, but I think it has to be at the right time,” the Scot, 54, told BBC Radio 5 live. Strachan left his position on Thursday…

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