Ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino scores incredible hole-in-one playing foot golf while in Qatar for Fifa Club World Cup ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly considering Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Diego Simeone, should they part company with their manager in the summer.The Spanish side have underachieved this season and could look to make a change in the Wanda Metropolitano dugout – but would face competition from the Premier League.2 Atletico Madrid have emerged as a potential next destination for Mauricio PochettinoThe former Spurs manager, 47, is believed to favour a return to English football – with a number of clubs thought to be keen.Manchester United are expected to be at the front of the queue, but the Telegraph claim that Atletico could try and change the popular Argentine’s mind.Pochettino has long been admired at Old Trafford, twice before being considered for their vacant hotseat.Red Devils chiefs so far seem adamant that they will be sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but that situation could change if the Norwegian is to fail at securing Champions League football for next season.Atletico Madrid’s director of football Andrea Berti is a big fan of Pochettino’s work, coming to admire him during his five years at Spurs in particular.Their current incumbent Simeone has been wildly successful at the club – steering them from plucky underdogs to La Liga winners – also scooping two Europa Leagues and twice reaching the Champions League final.But there is a sense among some that his time with Atleti could be about to unravel, with results this season not being up scratch.No longer can Madrid’s second club claim to not be able to compete financially, having forked out £113million on Joao Felix in the summer.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red DevilsBut they currently sit SIXTH in La Liga, miles off the pace in the title race.The idea of being able to splash over £100m on a player must be appealing to Pochettino, given how tightly the pursestrings were held during his time in North London.As well as United, Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Pochettino, if Pep Guardiola was to step down.And Borussia Dortmund are also rumoured to hold an interest, but at the launch of LaLiga TV last month, Poch himself seemed to hint that his next job would be in England or Spain.He said: “Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family.“I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol.Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.Mauricio Pochettino“Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.“I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League.“Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches.“Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.”2 Diego Simeone’s side have been under-par this seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPochettino was sacked in November after a string of underwhelming performances from the Lilywhites.But given the remarkable improvement shown by Spurs during Poch’s tenure, his stock remains exceptionally high.He turned Spurs into top four regulars, oversaw the transitional period at Wembley Stadium and guided the team to last season’s Champions League final despite having been unable to strengthen his squad.
The skeleton of Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, has been preserved at the Royal London Hospital ever since 1890, the year of his death. But author Jo Vigor-Mungovin said she’s made a discovery: Merrick’s final resting place is in an unmarked grave in the City of London Cemetery. Vigor-Mungovin, who wrote the book Joseph: The Life, Times & Places of the Elephant Man, told the BBC that his soft tissue remains were buried at the cemetery after Merrick’s body was dissected.She posted a photo of the grave on Twitter on May 4, 2019, writing: “Today after weeks of emails, research & visits to the City of London Cemetery, the final resting place of Joseph Merrick has been located. His bones are at @BHAandM for medical purposes but his flesh/remains were buried in consecrated ground after a small service…”This image of Joseph Merrick (1862–1890) was published in the British Medical Journal in 1886Merrick had a skeletal and soft tissue deformity. He died at the age of 27. His head measured 36 inches, and when he died on April 11, 1890, it is believed that he was asphyxiated by the weight of his own head after trying to trying to sleep lying down.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsVigor-Mungovin told the BBC that “a story about his soft tissue being buried had not been followed up due to the number of graveyards in use at the time.” She continued, “I was asked about this and off-hand I said, ‘It probably went to the same place as the [Jack the] Ripper victims’, as they died in the same locality.”Today after weeks of emails, research & visits to the #CityofLondonCemetery the final resting place of #JosephMerrick has been located. His bones are @BHAandM for medical purposes but his flesh/remains were buried in consecrated ground after a small service. #Leicester R.I.P pic.twitter.com/MNSSf68Bh2— Jo Vigor-Mungovin (@Berliozjo) May 3, 2019But shortly afterward she decided to investigate the records of the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium near Epping Forest to see if there was more to learn. Mary Ann Nichols and Catherine Eddowes, both believed to have been murdered by Jack the Ripper, are buried there.“I decided to search in an eight-week window around the time of his death and there, on page two, was ‘Joseph Merrick,’ ” she told the BBC.She said the location of his grave was hard to track down, as Victorian London had many cemeteries, but she was “99 per cent certain” the grave was Merrick’s.“The burial is dated April 24, 1890, and Joseph died on April 11,” she said to the BBC. The records she found list “his residence as London Hospital, his age as 28 — Joseph was actually 27 but his date of birth was often given wrong — and the coroner as Wynne Baxter, who we know conducted Joseph’s inquest.”Merrick photographed in 1889Merrick’s condition, which developed in early childhood, is believed to be due to a rare genetic disorder called Proteus syndrome. Because of his leg deformities, he could only walk with a stick.His mother died when he was 11, and he became an object of curiosity and ridicule. He was confined to a workhouse, which he left to join a traveling “freak show”. He was often robbed of his earnings while part of this show. Whether he was beaten or abused is a subject of some debate.A doctor, Frederick Treves, became involved in his case and Merrick was admitted to the hospital. “The weight of his head, which would have crushed his windpipe, prevented him from sleeping normally so he had to get his rest sitting up,” according to Biography. “The death was ruled an accident and Treves concluded that Merrick was experimenting with sleeping. He died trying to be like others.”John Hurt in the David Lynch film, ‘The Elephant Man’ (1980). Photo by Images Press/IMAGES/Getty ImagesIn his lifetime he became well known and was visited by Alexandra, princess of Wales. In the 20th century, he was the subject of various books, a play, and the 1980 film The Elephant Man, starring Anthony Hopkins as the doctor and John Hurt as Merrick.Read another story from us: The Sad Life of the Real “Elephant Man”“The authorities said a small plaque could be made to mark the spot, which would be lovely,” Vigor-Mungovin told the BBC. “Hopefully, we can soon get a memorial in his hometown of Leicester.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th-century porcelain world. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.com