I was in the Emirates the day Arteta retired. God, but they love that guy in the stands.Mikel Arteta will be introduced as Arsenal’s new manager on Friday. He won’t take charge of the team on Saturday at Everton, he won’t have conducted a training session before the match. He lost out to Unai Emery 18 months ago because he lacked managerial experience and didn’t have a back room staff readily available. He played in 149 matches for Arsenal from 2011-16 and was club captain his last 2 seasons, both of which were hampered by injury.
Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti are close to being confirmed as Arsenal and Everton manager respectively, but will not take charge for Saturday’s meeting between the two sideswww.theguardian.com
Villa fell into the classic EPL trap ... letting the toughest stretch of the schedule wear them down to the point where they forgot how to play. Now, they'll have to rebuild confidence on the fly in the world's toughest league.Big blow to Villa with McGinn out up to three months with a broken ankle plus the current run of bad form has put them back down in the relegation zone. I am no longer as confident that it won't be a relegation scrap again this season.
And David Moyes replaces him, on an 18 month contract. Moyes guided the Hammers to safety on a 6 month contract from December 2017 to the end of the 2017-18 season. He wasn’t offered a new contract and was replaced by Pellegrini.West Ham have sacked Manuel Pellegrini. After a 10th place finish last year, he spent $230 million and sits 1 point above relegation.