The Humble One? Don’t fall for that — everything is still about Jose at Spurs

first_imgHE tried hard to convince us that it wasn’t all about him.Jose Mourinho’s entrance had been self-consciously coy, in-keeping with his affected humility since taking this job.4 Jose Mourinho went from panic to manic on the touchline as Tottenham completed a comeback from a two-goal deficitBut as Tottenham rescued a two-goal deficit and qualified for the Champions League knock-out stages, their new manager couldn’t help himself.First came the trademark brutal early substitution — the sort of thing a young Joe Cole used to have nightmares about at Chelsea — when Eric Dier was hauled off in the 29th minute with Spurs 2-0 down.Then came a wonderful example of Mourinho’s strange professional fixation with the ballboy community — as he high-fived and hugged the lad who swiftly fed Serge Aurier for the throw-in which led to Harry Kane’s equaliser.Mourinho, with his obsessions over fine margins, has an awful lot of history with the ballboys.He once told one of Crystal Palace’s retrievers he risked being punched by a player over his tardiness at returning the ball during a Chelsea defeat at Selhurst Park.And Leicester’s ballboys were once described as a ‘disgrace to the Premier League’ after another defeat.But while at Manchester United, the Special One felt the Old Trafford ball- retrieval team was too fast when his team were trying to run down the clock, and had them all replaced as a result.4 Jose Mourinho high-fived a ball boy after he tossed the ball back to the players before they scored a quick goalCredit: BT SportTottenham’s troupe, however, were like a rapid-response unit — and proved an instant hit for the new manager.When Spurs won a throw close to Mourinho’s dug-out, the nearest ballboy swiftly supplied Aurier for a quick throw to Lucas Moura, which wrong-footed the Olympiakos defence.The cross came in for Kane to steer home and make it 2-2 five minutes into the second half.Mourinho instantly high-fived the lad, embraced him and offered words of thanks.It was just the sort of endearing photo opportunity he’d have dreamt off as he attempted to win over a sceptical Spurs support during his first home match in charge.Jose Mourinho says he wanted to invite the heroic Spurs ballboy to the dressing room after the match but couldn’t find himBefore kick-off, there was no fanfare of any kind.There was no announcement of the Portuguese’s name over the PA system, no waving to the crowd, the new Tottenham manager simply slipped past a mob of photographers and sheepishly took his seat in the dug-out.The Spurs supporters did not sing his name, as they had done after the final whistle at West Ham.There was an Argentinian flag flying high behind him, in recognition of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino and the odd placard thanking the sacked boss for the memories.Chairman Daniel Levy had timed the managerial change perfectly for Mourinho, with two fixtures he might have hand-picked.West Ham for a first Premier League away win, followed by Olmpiakos to secure qualification for the Champions League knock-out stage.4Yet this one didn’t turn out anything like as straightforward as we had imagined.Perhaps Mourinho and Spurs would have been better off making more of an occasion of his arrival, because the team started as if this was a friendly rather than a crunch European fixture.As a result, they were 2-0 down inside 19 minutes against the Group B whipping boys.First an attempted interception from Danny Rose — who is struggling for  confidence right now — fell to Youssef  El-Arabi, who went past a flailing Harry Winks and curled home powerfully from just outside area.Son Heung-min’s header from a Winks free-kick forced a fine save from Jose Sa.But then Spurs suffered a collective brain-fade as they attempted to defend a low corner and Ruben Semedo snuck in front of Toby Alderweireld to bundle it over the line.Mourinho, with a face like a slapped backside, immediately sent two of his subs to warm up.And before the half-hour, Dier was ruthlessly hooked to make way for Christian Eriksen.Jose Mourinho celebrates with Spurs ball boy after his quick thinking leads to Champions League equaliser4 Harry Kane put in a fine performance for Tottenham as Spurs qualified for the Champions League knock-out stagesCredit: ReutersSpurs had not looked like getting a foothold before they were gifted a goal in first-half injury-time.Aurier’s low centre was unthreatening but Yassine Meriah took an air-shot at it, leaving Dele Alli a simple task to score.Then came the Kane effort, with the assist from our heroic ballboy, before a thumping finish from Aurier and Kane’s glancing header from an Eriksen free-kick made sure of Tottenham’s progress.By the final whistle the place was buzzing. This is a theatre which feels perfect for the big European nights and Spurs may have a few more to look forward to this season now.Yet while Mourinho will mention his two Champions League triumphs approximately every 2½ minutes during the course of any conversation, it has been a decade since he last reached the final of this competition, with Inter Milan.He failed to do so with either Real Madrid, Manchester United or in his second spell at Chelsea.Like his old rival, Pep Guardiola, his Champions League record has become extremely modest in recent years.Jose Mourinho jokes about seeing his Olympiakos half-time team talk on the Amazon documentaryMOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutHe knows that winning this thing is probably Tottenham’s best chance of qualifying for next season, with Spurs so far adrift of the Premier League’s top four — nine points as it stands.Spurs reached last season’s final, of course, and anything can happen in knock-out football.It certainly helps when the manager ensures that everybody at their club is right on their toes — even the ballboys.Tweet @davekidd_last_img read more

What NRIs Need to Know About Aadhaar and PAN Linking

first_imgThe changes in the Finance Act 2017 that came into effect from July 1, created an atmosphere of confusion regarding linking of Aadhaar and PAN card among NRIs. As per the Finance Act of 2017, quoting Aadhaar was compulsory for filing returns and for applying or retaining PAN card. The NRIs have found it difficult to get the Aadhar cards made and a few media reports suggest that they are not eligible for the Cards as yet.Aadhaar is a 12 digit number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) while PAN is ten digit alphanumeric number given by the income tax department. With the linking, the government is trying to create a universal identity that can serve as both identity and address proof anywhere in India. With this, the government is also trying to negate the problem of people having multiple PAN cards and filing tax returns with those.Here is a lowdown on whether NRIs need to link their PAN and their Aadhaar card– and whether it is required to file income tax.When do NRIs need to file Income tax returns?You need to file income tax returns when the income exceeds the exemption limit of Rs 250000 during a financial year, and if you have a short term or long term capital gain on sale of investments and assets in India. You also need to file income tax returns when you want to claim any refund and want to carry forward any losses in India.How can NRIs apply for PAN card?You can apply for PAN through an online application on the National Securities Depository Limited or UTITSL portal.  UTITSL is finance service provider in India. The application fee payment can be done through credit/debit card, demand draft or net banking. For credit/debit/netbanking transactions, you would need PIN (Personal identification Number) from your respective banks.  Once the application is accepted, you would need to send the supporting documents through courier/post to NSDL/UTITSL. After the documents are received, the application is processed. If you need to make changes on existing data, it can be done through the same portal.Do NRIs need a PAN card?You would need a PAN card only if you have taxable income in India. Any income earned or accrued in India during a financial year is taxable. If you do not have a PAN card, according to the new rule of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), you cannot do share trading by depository or broker, or invest in mutual funds. You require your PAN for transactions in India- such as opening an Non Resident Ordinary bank account, to purchase property in India, vehicle deals, investment in bank FDs.Do NRIs need an Aadhaar card?As per Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, only a resident who has been staying in India for about 182 days or more is eligible for Aadhaar. Which, by default, exempts you from PAN and Aadhaar linking process.In a notification on May 11, 2017, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified the categories of individuals who are exempted from compulsorily linking their PAN with Aadhaar.According to CBDT, Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act is not applicable to the following individuals: Those categorized as Non-resident Indians as per the Income Tax Laws, Not a citizen of India, of age 80 years or more at any time during the tax year and residents of the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and KashmirCan NRIs apply for Aadhaar Card?You need to have been a resident of India for 182 days or more to apply for Aadhaar. It cannot be issued from outside India.What do you do if you are an NRI with an Aadhaar card?You can follow the general procedure for linking the two. The process is as below:Log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax DepartmentOn logging, a pop up window will appear prompting you to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card.Details such as name, date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the details submitted at the time of registration on the e-Filing portal.Verify the details on screen with the ones mentioned on your Aadhaar card.If the details match, enter your Aadhaar card number and click on the “link now” button.A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN card. Related ItemsAadhaar cardAadhar Cards for NRIDo NRIs need Aadhar Cards.Identity documentsIdentity Proofs IndiaIncome tax filingIndiaLittle IndiaNRIPAN cardPAN- Aadhaar card linkinglast_img read more