Breaking: Arsenal Kicks Out Chief Coach Unai Emery And Crew, Appoints Freddie Ljungberg As Caretaker
By Iheme Kelechi 13 days ago
File Photo: (Unai Emery)
Arsenal football club is no longer a happy club following series of poor performances. The Europa League loss recently is one of the bitter pills difficult for the club to swallow which has been described by soccer pundits as one of the club’s worst run of results for 27 years.
Photo Detail:, (Unai Emery)
Arsenal following all the poor outings, have sacked their manager, Unai Emery and his coaching team, in other to get a new management team with fresh ideas on how to move the club forward.
According to a statement by the club’s management board, Unai Emery who was brought in to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 has been fired. He was incharge just for 18 months and has been shown the way out due to poor running of the club, “due to results and performances not being at the level required.”
The statement which was signed by Josh Kroenke on behalf of Arsenal board reads: “We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.”
“Our most sincere thanks go to Unai Emery and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand. We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success,” it added.
The Arsenal board, has however appointed Freddie Ljungberg as the club’s caretaker to oversee Sunday’s game against NorwichRelated: Joshua To Return Home And Present IBF, WBO, WBA And IBO Belts To Buhari
Photo Detail: (Freddie Ljungberg)
“We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.”
Ljungberg, coach of Arsenal U-23 team, was a former Arsenal winger, who was Part of the glorious Arsenal invincibles.
The Swede played for the senior team between 1998 and 2007.
He began his career at Halmstad.
At Arsenal, he won honours including two Premier League titles and three FA Cups, scoring in two finals including the victory in 2002.
After leaving Arsenal in 2007, he had short spells at a number of clubs in England, Scotland, the United States, Japan and India.
An international for a full decade, Ljungberg earned 75 caps and represented Sweden at Euro 2000, Euro 2004 and Euro 2008, as well as at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
He was also captain of the Swedish national team from 2006 until he announced his international retirement after UEFA Euro 2008.