Friday, November 29, 2019

Arsenal sacks coach Unai Emery

Following their Europa League loss, culminating in the club’s worst run of results for 27 years, Arsenal has sacked its manager, Unai Emery and his coaching team.

According to the club’s statement, Emery who replaced Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 was fired after 18 months of running 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 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 board, however appointed Freddie Ljungberg as the club’s caretaker to oversee Sunday’s game against Norwich.

“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.”