Jagielka to leave Everton after 12 years

first_imgPhil Jagielka has announced he is to leave Everton after spending 12 seasons at Goodison Park.The club captain completed the switch to Merseyside from Sheffield United ahead of the 2007-08 campaign and has made 386 appearances for The Toffees, but just seven of those came in the Premier League last term.Jagielka’s form at Everton saw him earn international recognition with England and he won 40 caps for the Three Lions, two of which came at the 2014 World Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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 Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Announcing his departure on Instagram, Jagielka wrote: “It’s been hard to confirm my situation for next season as that decision hadn’t been fully made by the club until now, unfortunately my journey at Everton has come to an end after 12 fantastic seasons.”I have been lucky enough to play over 380 games and lucky enough to be club captain for six years.”All I can say is thanks to all the players I’ve played alongside, all the staff that have helped me in their own way, the chairman and of course the amazing fans  “Wishing everyone associated with this special club the very best for the future!!.”last_img read more

Ranjan says meeting with Rajinikanth not political

Ranjan Ramanayake confirmed in his Twitter page that he met the “one and only superstar of Indian cinema” this morning in at the latter’s home in Chennai. He has also clarified that it was a courtesy call and does not have anything to do with politics. (Colombo Gazette) Actor and politician Ranjan Ramanayake insisted that his meeting with Indian superstar Rajinikanth today was not political.Superstar Rajinikanth’s name being dragged to politics is an unending affair in Tamil Nadu. As Tamil Nadu is getting ready for the big assembly election on May 16, the high profile politician met the evergreen Superstar at his Chennai residence today, India Glitz reported. However this meeting does not have anything to do with TN politics or the impending elections. read more