Arsenal sack Emery, announce interim manager
Arsenal sack Emery: The London club part company with Unai Emery after 18 months
Arsenal sack Emery over poor results and performances, according to the board.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-German manager guided Arsenal to Europa Cup final and a fifth-place league finish in his first season, but a recent run of results of no league win in over 50 days and a run of seven winless games in all competition has made the club to relieve Emery of his duty at the Emirate
Amidst growing outbursts amidst the fan base, the club in a statement today announced parting company with the Spaniard
A statement on Arsenal’s official website, read: “We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.”
Josh Kroenke, speaking on behalf of the board in a statement continued: “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.
“The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.”
Meanwhile, former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg has been announced the interim coach, as the club said it had commenced the hunt for a new manager.
“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.
“The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”
Ljungberg was Arsenal’s U-15 manager in 2015 and three years after leaving the club as an assistant coach at German side Wolfsburg, he returned to Arsenal in 2015 as the U-23 coach.
The former Sweden international first game in charge as a manager for a club he played for 9 years will be an away league game against Norwich City on Sunday.
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