If they needed any added help, Roach even has a fighter under his tutelage who fought and beat Horn as an amateur. "If he struggles, it could be over and I could call it a day", said Roach, whose first stint as cornerman for the then-gangling and unknown southpaw was in mid-2001.
The Celtics are angling to pair potential off-season acquisitions Gordon Hayward and Paul George , The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. To shed the necessarily salaries to acquire Hayward and George, the Celtics wouldn't be able to act until the start of free agency...and Boston might not be willing to wait.
In St Petersburg, Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury. "World-class players have that ability", Pizzi said. "Against a team like this there are many teams that would have done that but we didn't". Everyone is entitled to an error.
President Perez , when asked about the Portuguese , noted that the 32-year-old was "bigger than all of us" and insisted he would remain at the Berbabeu. "The last time that I talked with Cristiano was in Cardiff, after the game". The Portugal global was immediately linked with a return to Manchester United , with Paris Saint-Germain the only other side seriously in the frame after Bayern Munich dismissed reports of their interest .
New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson felt his side could return home with plenty to build on despite not being able to register a victory. The Portugal skipper bagged his third consecutive "Man of the Match" honours but didn't keep the award.
Van Gaal - who coached de Boer and the outstanding Ajax side to the 1995 Champions League trophy - endured a torrid two season spell in charge of Manchester United before being sacked past year. De Boer has said his ambition at Selhurst Park is to make Crystal Palace a "solid Premier League club". With de Boer taking over as manager, look for them to sign some young, high risk/high reward players in the transfer market.