Sports World: Unpaid Bolton players may leave club

Unpaid Bolton players may leave club

LONDON • Manager Neil Lennon fears players could walk away from Bolton Wanderers if the Championship (second tier) club fail to pay their wages for a second month in a row.

Bolton, who were unable to pay their players' salaries in November, received a winding-up petition from Britain's tax collection agency in respect of unpaid monies earlier this month. The club owe about £600,000 (S$1,278,600) in unpaid taxes and have £173 million of debt.

A failure to pay wages this month could allow players to get out of their current deals and leave the club for nothing.

REUTERS


Espanyol hire Galca as head coach

BARCELONA • Spanish Primera Liga side Espanyol replaced the sacked Sergio Gonzalez with former Romanian international Constantin Galca as the club's head coach on Monday.

Gonzalez was fired after a run of just one win in their last eight games left Espanyol three points above the relegation zone in 12th.

Galca played over 100 times for Espanyol and was a team-mate of Gonzalez when the club won the Copa del Rey 15 years ago.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, BLOOMBERG


Hamilton dreams of being a musician

LONDON • Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has "very serious" ambitions to become a musician.

In an interview with the CBS News show 60 Minutes, he took a camera crew to his private recording studio in which he played clips of his R&B-inflected tracks J'Adore and Lookin' At You.

THE GUARDIAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe