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
Liverpool and Chelsea have been encouraged in their pursuit of Lille striker. La Voix du Nord reports Osimhen will reject offers from Italy as he holds out for a transfer to the Premier League, reports in France suggest. The Nigerian has shot to prominence after scoring 18 goals for the Ligue 1 outfit in 2019/20 before the coronavirus brought a premature end to the French campaign. Liverpool are thought to be tracking Osimhen while Manchester United and Chelsea have also been mentioned as admirers. read also:Osimhen gets deadline to decide future after holding Liverpool talks Lille have already fielded one bid of €75m for the striker from an unnamed club this past week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to La Voix du Nord via GFFN, Lille have received a considerable number of offers from some Italian clubs, but Victor Osimhen has said he was not interested in a move to the Italian topflight. Osimhen celebrates a goal in LOSC Lille colours Osimhen will meet with Lille’s officials in the next two weeks to discuss his future at the club. The Nigeria international has been linked with a host of clubs in Europe, and he is set to decide if he’ll be staying with Christophe Galtier’s side beyond this season. Recently, it was reported that Lille received an 85m euros bid for the former Wolfsburg striker from an unnamed club. However, the former Royal Charleroi hotshot could still yet leave the Stade Pierre-Mauroy this summer, and he’s set to meet with Lille’s board in the next two weeks. The Nigeria international only joined Les Dogues this season, but he has settled in brilliantly. With 18 goals and six assists in 38 games for Lille, Osimhen is one of the best strikers in Europe’s top five leagues this season.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter Loading…
Press Association Odemwingie replaced two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku who took his goal tally to 12 goals – all in the Barclays Premier League – this season. The 31-year-old received a mixed reception with boos intermingling with the applause that greeted Lukaku’s exit from the action. Clarke, when asked about the response of the Baggies fans to the Nigeria international, said: “I never noticed it as I was too nervous about throwing away a two-goal lead. But with his first touch he had a shot that went just wide. He got good applause for that, and I think the supporters would have been happy to see that go in.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke hopes a line can be drawn under the Peter Odemwingie saga after the striker made his comeback as a late substitute in the 2-1 home success over Sunderland. He added: “The Odemwingie thing meant I could never affect what the supporters are going to do. He’s part of my squad and we’re going to use him. “He was always going to come back in at some stage. For me it’s finished, the incident happened but that seems like a long time ago now. We have to move on and so should everyone else.” Clarke hailed another man-of-the-match performance from Lukaku, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and charged down a clearance from Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his second. Clarke said: “Lukaku is in a really rich vein of form. You could see that with his second goal, when you’re playing that well you get a little bit of luck. Physically, he’s a great specimen, but he has quick feet for a big man. It’s been good for us, good for Rom, and probably good for Chelsea as well.” Lukaku insists he can cope with the pressure of being an £18million player – his fee when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. He said: “I don’t feel pressure. People ask ‘why did he cost that much’ but that’s just football. Wayne Rooney got bought for more than me and in the first year at Manchester United, he didn’t have an easy year. “I am reading his book at the moment. I am a very big fan of his book. It is very good for a player my age because he went to a big club at the same age as me and I can learn from that.”
The JK Brackens clubman suffered a hip injury in the Premier County’s quarter-final win over Waterford.However the results of a scan on the Under 21 captain were positive with Creedon saying there’s no reason he shouldn’t be available to face the Munster and All Ireland champions in Semple Stadium on Sunday week.
UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 William Moyes – UKGCIssuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2019 Business Plan’ outlining its key strategic priorities and focuses for its sector 2018-2019 guidance.The Commission’s plan forms part of a ‘three-year strategy’, seeking to improve industry standards, consumer protections and further prevent gambling-related harm on consumers and the general public.A key development in the UKGC’s business plan, sees the Commission focus on ‘gaming product development’, with the governing body pushing for industry stakeholders to ‘design-in protections and control measures’.Updating industry stakeholders, William Moyes, Chair of the Gambling Commission, said: “Our ambitious plans for the next 12 months and beyond are designed to enable us to continue to respond to emerging risks and issues in a way that balances consumer choice and enjoyment with the risks associated with gambling, and the impact on wider society”.In its update, the Commission further details that the business plan further aims to better evaluate the way its organisation regulates industry stakeholders.“Our strategy and plans will deliver real change for consumers, the gambling industry and for us as the regulator. Our aim is to make gambling fairer and safer and to raise standards across the industry.”