Freddie Ljungberg quits role as part of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal coaching team Freddie Ljungberg managed just one win, against West Ham, from his six games at the Arsenal helm (Picture: Getty)‘I have decided to leave my first team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience,’ the club legend confirmed on Twitter.‘I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me both as a player and as a coach.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I wish Mikel and all the team every success for the season ahead. Thanks also to the fans for their constant support and for always being by my side. ‘I hope we will all meet again soon.’Reacting to the departure of one of his assistants, meanwhile, Arteta said: ‘Freddie has been a really important member of my team since my arrival. ‘He did a great job picking the team up when Unai left and we all have 100% respect for him as a man and a coach. I know I’ll be facing him on the touchline in the future.’MORE: Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar wants Juventus move over Arsenal and Manchester CityMORE: Jadon Sancho singles out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood for ‘doing a madness’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Aug 2020 3:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link806Shares Freddie Ljungberg has left his first team coaching role at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has left his first team coaching role at Arsenal in the hope of landing his first full-time managerial role.The club legend returned to the club at which he won two Premier League titles two years ago to coach the club’s Under-23 side. Ljungberg was credited with playing a major role in the development of the likes of Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson and was promoted to the first team set-up upon the appointment of Unai Emery. The Spaniard was sacked last December providing Ljungberg with the opportunity to take interim charge of the first team alongside Per Mertesacker. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLjungberg was unable to spark an improvement in the team’s results, however, registering just one win from his six games at the helm in all competitions. Comment
Michael C. Shane, age 73 of Connersville, died Monday, July 29, 2019 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born October 9, 1945 in Batesville, he is the son of Delores (Nee: Bruns) and Carl Shane. He never got to know his natural father who was killed in World War II prior to Michael’s birth. His mother would remarry and he was raised by his stepfather Cletus (Poppy) Kellerman. He worked at the Ford factory in Connersville 32 years before retiring in 1999.He was very proud of his daughters. They spoke of how he liked sharing stories with them about his life adventures, had a wonderful sense of humor and was a bit of jokester. He was an exceptional athlete who prided himself in excelling on and off the ball field and liked sharing those accomplishments with them as well. A life well lived, he developed many enduring friendships that lasted a lifetime.Michael is survived by his daughters Danielle Shane of Oldenburg, Chantel (Bob Jr.) Weiler of Batesville, Mandy Shane of Metamora; sister Becky (Lloyd) Schutte of Batesville; brothers Ronnie (Ginger) Kellerman of Milhousen, Dave (Brenda) Kellerman of Texas and 11 grandchildren. At Michael’s request, services and burial will be private. The family requests memorials be made to the Oldenburg Baseball Field. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is not concerned at Danny Welbeck’s paltry goals return for Manchester United this season. He added: “Maybe he doesn’t appreciate us moving him around in various positions and we’ve maybe overused that because he is young. “But his value to the club is there because I know he can do a job for me in any of those positions. “It’s a fantastic asset when you have a player who is as adaptable as that. “But I think he will find his role through the middle once he gets that maturity and gets into a more consistent way of scoring.” Welbeck has scored just twice for the Red Devils, and only once in the Premier League. It is a remarkable statistic, particularly as he has got three for England, and a massive downturn from the 12 he netted last season. “Last year he had 12 goals, this year he’s only got two, so that’s a big drop,” Ferguson told Inside United. “But that drop doesn’t concern us because he still applies himself really well and still looks to score, still looks to get a chance and with that kind of courage he will eventually become a regular goalscorer.” Press Association
Gael Kakuta in action for Rayo Vallecano 1 Monaco are lining up a summer move for Chelsea outcast Gael Kakuta, according to reports in France.Kakuta arrived in west London amid much controversy in 2007 after it was alleged that he had breached his contract with Lens to sign for Chelsea.The Premier League club were initially banned from signing any players for two transfer windows due to their involvement in the switch although the sanctions were eventually lifted after an appeal.But the trouble of landing him as barely been worth it as the 23-year-old has started just one league game for the Blues in the eight years since he joined.He has spent time on loan at Fulham, Bolton, Dijon, Vitesse, Lazio and now Rayo Vallecano and last featured for Chelsea’s first team in January 2011.But Monaco have been impressed with this season’s performances in Spain and, according to France Football, will bid for him in the summer.