The owner of one of Stoke-on-Trent's biggest companies has been ranked as one of the country's wealthiest people - having been paid almost £200 million last year. Denise Coates, aged 50, received the biggest pay packet of any woman and the largest collected by a UK company director in 2017. According to the new Sunday Times Rich List, the Coates family are worth £5.75 billion, making them the 21st wealthiest people in the UK. Ms Coates, who is married with five children, started bet365 in a prefabricated building in a car park 17 years ago. It now manages to provide her with an £18 million dividend after seeing profits surge to £514 million from an annual turnover over of nearly £2.3 billion. In the past two years bet365 has donated more than £71.3 million to charity. Her father Peter Coates, aged 80, bought Stoke City FC in 2006 and was in charge of the club during its decade-long stint in the Premier League. According to the Rich List the family were … [Read more...] about bet365 owner received biggest pay packet of any woman last year
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Manchester United face Juventus on Wednesday night with their progression in the Champions League hanging in the balance. Jose Mourinho's side fell to a 1-0 defeat against the Serie A outfit two weeks ago and sit second in Group H, two points clear of Valencia. The Reds were held to a goalless draw by the Spanish side earlier in the competition and their place in the last 16 could go down to the final matchday when they travel to face Valencia. United go into the game in Turin having won three of their last four Premier League games, though, with Marcus Rashford's last-gasp winner securing victory against Bournemouth at the weekend. The Manchester Derby follows the game against Juventus, but Mourinho insists his focus remains on the Italian test. "This is such a big match that I don't want to think about what comes next," he said. What TV channel is Juventus vs Man Utd on? The game will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7pm on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Juventus vs Manchester United on?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Boxing Day when the Reds host Huddersfield. The Norwegian's temporary reign as United manager got off to the perfect start on Saturday, with his side scoring five goals for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge back in 2013. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard were all on target as United's front three ran riot in the Welsh capital. "I'm pleased with all of them, every single one of them," Solskjaer beamed afterwards. "But of course it's a threat [to have such players]. When you've got Martial and Jesse Lingard down either side, Rashford up top with Paul [Pogba] supporting them, it's exhilarating to watch and as long as we keep that standard up we'll keep up picking points. "When you're a Man United player, you want the ball and that’s only of the things you say to them: 'Go and get on the ball’." Which TV channel is Man Utd vs Huddersfield … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Manchester United vs Huddersfield on?
Manchester United will be looking to make it three wins in a row under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when Bournemouth are the visitors to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. The Reds' caretaker boss oversaw wins against Cardiff and Huddersfield in his first two games in charge, with his side scoring eight goals in the process. Paul Pogba has started to show form befitting of a World Cup winner with two goals in as many appearances under Solskjaer, and the Norwegian believes Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku should follow the Frenchman's lead as they return to contention. "I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch," he said in the build up to the fixture against Bournemouth, who sit 12th in the Premier League table with just two wins since October. "Paul has done it himself, the players have done the performances. "My chats with Anthony [Martial], Romelu, Alexis, whoever has not felt they have produced their best football, I'm here to guide them, help them on the path and it's up … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Manchester United vs Bournemouth on?
PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 April 2018 George Sessions Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane during the Premier League match at the bet365 Stadium, Stoke (pic Nigel French/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Mauricio Pochettino’s team have gone 14 league games without a defeat and can be a club record in the Premier League on Saturday Harry Kane should find out today whether Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal at Stoke City has been awarded to him, but regardless he is focused on helping Spurs finish the season strongly. The 24-year-old has made the headlines this week after insisting he got a touch to the ball into the area by Christian Eriksen which ended up earning the north Londoners the points in Staffordshire. Eriksen was awarded the goal by the Premier League Match Day centre, but Kane said afterwards he definitely got a touch to the cross which beat the Potters goalkeeper Jack Butland in the 63rd minute. A decision on who gets the goal is expected this afternoon, but the England forward … [Read more...] about Kane hoping Spurs can finish with long unbeaten run