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Official: Arsenal Confirm Appointment Of Unai Emery As Successor To Arsene Wenger

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For the first time in over two decades, Arsenal have a new manager and that man is now, officially, Unai Emery.

The Gunners have confirmed this morning that the ex-PSG coach is on board "subject to the completion of regulatory processes".

A new dawn.

Official: West Ham Make Manuel Pellegrini Highest Paid Manager In Club’s History (Photos)

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West Ham have gone and got themselves a new manager in the shape of ex-Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The 64-year-old Chilean cut short his stint at Hebei China Fortune to make the switch back to the Premier League and has since signed a three-year contract with the Hammers.

Reports: Arsenal Ready To Appoint Unai Emery As New Manager After Mikel Arteta Passed Over

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Just a quickie to keep y'all abreast of the fact that it looks like Unai Emery will be the man stepping into Arsene Wenger's shoes at Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta had reportedly interviewed well for the role but it would appear that Emery is now poised to be appointed as the Gunners' new manager after talks today saw the ex-Sevilla and PSG coach emerge as the premiere candidate for the post.

Dynamo Brest: Diego Maradona Appointed As Chairman Of Belarusian Premier League Side (Photos)

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In the latest chapter of his increasingly unpredictable saga, Diego Maradona has been appointed as the new chairman of Belarusian Premier League outfit Dynamo Brest.

Maradona has reportedly signed a three-year contract with Dynamo that is scheduled to begin after the conclusion of the World Cup in mid-July.

Official: Thomas Tuchel Finally Sworn In As New Head Coach Of Paris Saint-Germain

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As of just a few minutes ago, Thomas Tuchel is officially the new manager/head coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Having waited in the wings for what feels like months now, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has signed a two-year contract at the Parc des Princes which is scheduled to kick in at the start of July.

Bum Note: Garry Monk Pays £100 For Fan To Have Birmingham City Manager’s Face Tattooed On His Backside

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Garry Monk has fronted up the cash for a Birmingham City supporter to have his (Monk's) face tattooed on his (the fan's) buttocks after the team successfully staved off relegation on the final day of the Championship season.

Brum fan Kevin Tomlinson made a solemn and holy vow to get Monk's visage on his backside should his side somehow manage to pull of a shock victory at promotion-chasing Fulham in their last outing of the campaign.

Football World Reacts As Sir Alex Ferguson Has Emergency Surgery For Brain Haemorrhage

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The 76-year-old Scot, one of the true greats of the game, had the procedure on Saturday in Salford and, according to a statement from United, all went well.

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.

Official: Rangers Appoint Steven Gerrard As New Manager On Hefty Four-Year Contract (Photo)

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It's done. Glasgow Rangers have officially appointed Steven Gerrard as their new manager, replacing Graeme Murty who was canned last week.

The Scottish side have handed Gerrard a rather hefty four-year contract to take their reigns, with fellow former Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister joining him as his assistant.

Retro Football: ‘Team Manager Wanted’ – Arsenal Advertise For New Boss In The Athletic News Paper, 1925 (Photo)

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The year was 1925 and, following the departure of Leslie Knighton, Arsenal (or 'The Arsenal' as they were commonly referred to) were looking for a new manager.

The club were fumbling both in the league and financially, with Knighton leaving partly due to the excess pressure of having to operate under imperative instruction to spend as little money as possible.

Reports: Arsenal Consider Renaming Emirates West Stand In Honour Of Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal are giving serious consideration to renaming a stand at the Emirates Stadium in honour of departing manager Arsene Wenger.

It would appear that the West Stand has been earmarked for rechristening as a final show of gratitude to the Frenchman, who is vacating his post at the end of the season after 22 long years at the coal face.

Steven Gerrard ‘In Talks’ With Rangers As Liverpool Stalwart Gears Up For First Senior Management Role

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The whisper on the wind this morning is that Steven Gerrard is in talks to make his first foray into senior management.

Gerrard has been entrusted with manning the Liverpool Under-18 side since December but is now said to be edging towards Glasgow Rangers, with the Scottish Sun reporting that talks have been held between the two parties.

Official: Arsene Wenger Confirms He Will Step Down As Arsenal Manager At End Of The Season

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that, after 22 years at the coal face, he is to end his tenure as Arsenal manager at the end of the current season.

With no mention of retiring or further future plans, the 68-year-old has issued a personal statement via the official Arsenal website to announce that he intends to step down at the culmination of the Gunners' 2017/18 campaign.

‘He Kept Touching My Injury’ – Former Man Utd Defender Rafael Da Silva Recalls Odd, Infuriating Treatment He Received From Louis Van Gaal

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From deliberately baring his testicles to "sex masochism" to taking up amateur gymnastics at the age of 64, it's been proven several times over that Louis van Gaal is not the most orthodox of fellows.

Several players have gone public to describe the odd manner in which they've been treated by the Dutch manager over the years, with ex-Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva being the latest.

Official: Joey Barton Agrees Deal To Take Over As Fleetwood Town Head Coach After Betting Suspension Ends

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Just when you thought he was out, somebody goes and dredges him back up. Football's arch Oxbridge professor cosplayer himself, Joseph Barton, is making a grand return to the game.

Fleetwood Town have confirmed that Barton will take over as their new head coach after the former Burnley midfielder's ongoing suspension from all footballing activity ends on June 2nd.

Spain: Cultural Leonesa Coach Faces 10-Match Ban After Being Sent Off For Deliberately Stopping Albacete Counter Attack (Video)

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There's a chance that Cultural Leonesa coach Ruben de la Barrera may be forced to sit out the entire remainder of the season after getting himself sent off in ridiculous circumstances at the weekend.

During his side's Segunda Division match against Albacete, De la Barrera took it upon himself to nip a counter-attack in the bud by encroaching onto the pitch and making the tackle.

Official: Southampton Appoint Mark Hughes As New Manager Until End Of Season (Photo)

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Mark Hughes is back at Southampton after being appointed as their new manager shortly before close of play last night, replacing Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked on Monday evening.

Sparky made 60 appearances for the Saints during the latter years of his playing career, finding himself deployed as a grizzled midfield veteran as the club narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the 1998/99 season.

Southampton Sack Mauricio Pellegrino After Risible Run Of Results, Mark Hughes Favourite To Step Into Breach

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Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino as manager after a truly risible run of form that has seen the Saints win just one of their last 17 matches since November and that was against West Brom so it only really counts as half a win.

The team, who are currently one point outside the relegation zone, have taken on the form of their coach in recent months in that they've become almost entirely anonymous, with no recognisable approach or identity to speak of.

Man Utd: Jose Mourinho Has Pop At ‘Worst Manager In Premier League History’ Frank De Boer Over Marcus Rashford Criticism

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Jose Mourinho had a off-the-cuff pop at Frank de Boer after the latter criticised the former's handling of Marcus Rashford's professional progression.

Rashford has been rotated in and out of the United starting XI this season, but has still managed to muck in with a respectable 12 goals in 40 appearances.

Arsenal Supporters Trust Vote Overwhelmingly Against Arsene Wenger Continuing As Manager Beyond End Of Season

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Arsene Wenger has taken his second barrelling in the space of two days after the Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) voted against the Frenchman remaining as manager beyond the end of the current season.

A mere 48 hours after watching their team falter to a fourth consecutive defeat, this time against Brighton, a hefty 88% of fans responded to an AST survey saying that they do not support Wenger continuing in charge for the 2018/19 campaign.

Non-League: Dagenham & Redbridge Offer One Lucky Fan Chance To Become Manager (For One Night Only) Through Fundraising Auction

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Like many football clubs of their ilk, Dagenham & Redbridge are navigating through choppy financial waters at the moment.

The National League team are in urgent need of funds to ensure their survival, so it's nice that their nearest Premier League neighbours, West Ham, have offered assistance in their time of need.

Reports: Brendan Rodgers On Arsenal Shortlist Of Potential Managerial Replacements For Arsene Wenger

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We're sure it's merely a coincidence, but several journalists from several different papers seem to have come by a four-man shortlist on Tuesday morning containing the names of prospective new managers Arsenal have supposedly earmarked to replace Arsene Wenger.

Word is that the Gunners' "power brokers" are keen to review Wenger's position at the end of the season despite the Frenchman having a further year left on his contract.

‘I’m One Of The Greatest Minds In Football’ – Sol Campbell Voices Frustration After Missing Out On Oxford United Job

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It's nothing short of a mystery, but football clubs the length and breadth of the English pyramid seem to keep passing up on the opportunity to appoint Sol Campbell as their manager.

The former England defender, 43, recently applied for the vacant Oxford United job but it looks like the League One club are about to give the role to the similarly green Craig Bellamy.

Official: Ronald Koeman Appointed New Manager Of Netherlands National Side

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Ronald Koeman has been appointed as the new head coach of the Netherlands, replacing Dick Advocaat who stepped down in November having failed to secure World Cup qualification.

Koeman has signed a contract that will put him in charge of Dutch fortunes up to and including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the focus very much on getting there in the first place.

Ryan Giggs’ Final Team Talk As Man Utd Manager Was As Hilariously Underwhelming As You Might Imagine (Video)

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Ryan Giggs' appointment as Wales manager has received a mixed reaction from fans – and it's not difficult to see why.

The Manchester United legend has spent much of the past two years complaining about the lack of Premier League managerial opportunities afforded to him, despite boasting little to no experience.

Reports: Man Utd Legend Ryan Giggs Set To Be Named New Wales Boss

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Ryan Giggs is expected to be named the new Wales boss after the Welsh FA called a news conference for Monday afternoon in Cardiff.

The Manchester United legend was one of four people interviewed for the job, along with Craig Bellamym Osian Roberts and Mark Bowen.

Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen Coach Heiko Herrlich Fined €12,000 For Pathetic Touchline Dive Against Borussia Monchengladbach (Video)

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Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has been stung with a hefty €12,000 fine for diving during a DfB Pokal match against Borussia Monchengladbach back in mid-December.

Down on the touchline, Herrlich collapsed to the floor in spectacular fashion when Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria strayed into his general vicinity to pick up a loose ball.

‘He Will Go Down As A Phenomenal Player, Not Pundit’ – Jose Mourinho Claws At Paul Scholes After Man Utd Legend Dares To Criticise Recent Performances

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We've reached the point in the entirely-predictable Jose Mourinho toxic shock cycle where, under pressure due to waning performances and frayed morale, he starts lashing out with forked tongue and anybody who dares criticise him in public.

Manchester United were nothing short of bereft during the goalless first half of their 2-0 win over Everton on New Year's Day, with many exasperated onlookers drawing parallels with the plodding, regimented, unimaginative football that came to exemplify Louis van Gaal's tenure at Old Trafford.

Official: Swansea City Appoint Freshly-Sacked Sheffield Wednesday Boss Carlos Carvahal As New Manager (Photo)

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Straight out of the far end of the left field, Premier League rest-of-table-propper-uppers Swansea City have entrusted Carlos Carvahal with the responsibility of delivering them from relegation this season.

Those not instantly familiar with the name might twig when we tell you Carvahal was the coach recently sacked by Sheffield Wednesday after last weekend's1-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Official: Swansea Put Leon Britton In Temporary Charge For Weekend Fixture Against Crystal Palace

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After parting company with Paul Clement last night, Swansea have filled the gap by putting veteran midfielder Leon Britton in temporary charge of first-team coaching affairs.

The 35-year-old, who has been with the Swans since their Third Division days, will take the helm on a caretaker basis going into Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

Swansea Sack Paul Clement As Planets Align For Tony Pulis To Step Into Breach

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Swansea have sacked manager Paul Clement with the team currently propping up the rest of the Premier League having won just one of their last 10 matches.

Clement was appointed last January the Swans' third manager of the season and duly delivered them from relegation.

Pep Talk: Guardiola Launches Angry Tirade At Nathan Redmond After Man City Enjoy Last-Gasp Win Over Southampton (Video)

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Manchester City needed a last-gasp Raheem Sterling goal to secure a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Southampton, a victory which extends their incredible winning streak to 12 Premier League games.

However, at the final whistle, City boss Pep Guardiola decided to confront Nathan Redmond with what looked like a very angry tirade against the Saints winger.

Reports: Sam Allardyce Agrees Deal To Take Over At Everton On Seminal Day For Proper Football Men™ Everywhere

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In what is turning out to be a jolly good day for Proper Football Men™ that Know The League™, it's being reported that Sam Allardyce has agreed to take over at Everton, a little over two weeks after initial talks between the two parties dwindled to nothing.

At the time, Everton were chucking increasingly silly amounts of money at Watford in the vain hope of luring Marco Silva to Merseyside, with Allardyce withdrawing his application after tiring of the dilly-dallying.

Official: Alan Pardew Is West Brom’s Exciting New Manager For An Exciting New Age

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There you have it. The deed is done. Alan Pardew is officially the latest chapter in West Brom's ongoing 10-year commitment to hiring utterly uninspiring managers.

Pardew has been appointed on a two-and-a-half year contract, replacing Tony Pulis, who replaced Alan Irvine, who replaced Pepe Mel, who replaced Steve Clarke, who replaced Roy Hodgson, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo, who replaced Tony Mowbray, who replaced Bryan Robson, who replaced Gary Megson.

‘If It Doesn’t Work Out Then I’ll Go Elsewhere’ – David Moyes Is Already Working His Motivational Magic At West Ham

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Sunderland were rock bottom of the table when David Moyes drew deep from the well of his warrior ancestors to send a blood-curdling battle cry across the neighbouring valleys of the Premier League last January.

Knowing only a Herculean expenditure of gutturalbrawn would be enough to stave off the drop, Moyes stood astride a mighty windswept tor, undaunted, genitals exposed by flapping kilt, and roared forth unto his troops:

I'll be finding ways to try to balance the books the best I can.

Official: West Ham Appoint David Moyes As New Manager On Six-Month Contract (Photos & Video)

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West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager after sacking previous incumbent Slaven Bilic yesterday.

The Hammers did there best to fudge the figuresa little while welcoming the 54-year-old Scot on board:

Moyes arrives with tremendous experience and pedigree, having managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending in top eight finishes.

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Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Scores Twice As Gunners Down Crystal Palace In Festive Cracker At Selhurt Park (Video)

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His time at Arsenal may be coming to a close, either in January or next summer, but Alexis Sanchez once again showed his worth to the Gunners by netting a match-winning brace at Selhurst Park on Thursday.

The game saw Arsene Wenger equal Sir Alex Ferguson's record for most Premier League games managed (810), with the Frenchman looking to get one over on fellow coaching veteran Roy Hodgson.

Classic Moments: MSV Duisburg Coach Norbert Meier Goes Down Like Ton Of Bricks After ‘Headbutt’ From Cologne’s Albert Streit, 2005 (Video)

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Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich's am-dram dive against Borussia Monchengladbach may well have been laughably risible, but it's not entirely without precedent in German football circles.

Allow us, if you will, to whisk you back to a truly baffling passage of play well, play-acting that occurred during the closing stages of the fantastically ill-tempered Bundesliga tie between Duisburg and Cologne in December of 2005.

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Carlos Carvalhal To Leave Swansea At End Of Season After Failing To Avoid Relegation

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It's being widely reported that this coming weekend's game will be Carlos Carvalhal's last in charge of Swansea after trying his darndest but ultimately failing to deliver the Welsh side from relegation.

The Swans aren't mathematically down quite yet, but they will have to beat Stoke on the final day and hope that Southampton lose to Man City by a 10-goal swing to stay up, so.

Everton looking to axe these two key men in summer, fans should be delighted

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Everton are hoping to appoint Paulo Fonseca as their new manager in the summer.

The Portuguese manager has done a very good job at Shakhtar so far and the Toffees want him to take over from Sam Allardyce at the end of this season.

Farhad Moshiri is planning a major overhaul at the club after a disappointing season and Steve Walsh’s position as director of football is also under threat.

Non-League: Billericay Owner Glenn Tamplin Reinstates Glenn Tamplin As Manager Two Days After Sacking Glenn Tamplin As Manager

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Continuing on their quest to become the most unstable club in the non-leagues, Billericay have dabbled in a little managerial chop-and-change this week.

In the wake of Saturday's embarrassing 5-2 loss against Wealdstone in the FA Trophy, owner Glenn Tamplin decided to part ways with manager Glenn Tamplin, who had been in charge of the team since Tamplin appointed him at the start of the 2017/18 season.