Unai Emery: Arsenal sack boss after 18 months in charge

first_imgUnai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge.The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.He is to be replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.Arsenal said the decision had been “taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”.The Gunners have not won in seven games and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.They are without a Premier League victory since 6 October and eight points off the top four.They finished fifth in 48-year-old Emery’s first season in charge at Emirates Stadium after he replaced Wenger.The Gunners started this season with back-to-back victories against Newcastle and Burnley, but that run ended with defeat by Liverpool, before draws with north London rivals Tottenham and Watford followed.Their last Premier League victory was 1-0 win over Bournemouth.On Saturday, they battled to a 2-2 draw – their sixth of the season – at home to Southampton, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring an injury-time equaliser.Emery is the third managerial dismissal in the English top flight this season, after Javi Gracia and Mauricio Pochettino departed Watford and Tottenham respectively.Arsenal’s last victory came against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League on 24 October, in which they needed two late Nicolas Pepe free-kicks to secure a 3-2 win. Source: BBClast_img read more

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SENATOR JIMMY HARTE FORMALLY RESIGNS FROM SEANAD

first_imgDonegal Senator Jimmy Harte has formally resigned his Seanad seat nearly two years after sustaining a serious head injury after a fall in Dublin.Senator Jimmy Harte has formally resigned from the Seanad.The Seanad was informed during the Order of Business this afternoon that he had formally resigned from the upper house.Labour’s Seanad leader Ivana Bacik paid tribute to Mr Harte, saying he was “well known and well-loved by all of us”. Harte was found unconscious with serious head injuries after an accidental fall on a Dublin street in 2013. He was found in Newmarket Square t about 4am on 16 November 2013, having earlier attended the Ireland versus Latvia football match at the Aviva Stadium.The father-of-four was taken to St James’s Hospital but later transferred to Beaumont. Labour has previously said that Harte has been “making good progress in his recovery.Harte was a hugely popular figure around Leinster House and politicians from all sides of the house offered their support and sympathies after the incident.Jimmy is currently recovering at his home in Letterkenny. Donegal Daily wish him the best during that ongoing recovery. SENATOR JIMMY HARTE FORMALLY RESIGNS FROM SEANAD was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalresignSeanadSenator Jimmy Harelast_img read more

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