The light from Wolves’ bright start fades away

A run of six games without a win for Wolves has created great concern for their manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.  He has been unable to prevent a decline in his team’s form, which begun with a 2 – 0 home loss to Watford.  Since that occasion, Wolves have secured only one point from a possible 15.  It was from a 1 – 1 draw with Arsenal, during which many of the qualities that defined their bright start to the 2018 – 2019 English Premier League season were evident. Indicative of…

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Emery’s Arsenal gradually click into gear

Unai Emery

Successive finishes in the English Premier League outside the top – four indicated that there was the need for change at Arsenal.  Their supporters, because of too many inept performances, especially defensively, had lost belief, faith and trust in Arsene Wenger.  To succeed him, there were many candidates listed in the betting at ladbrokes, including former players Mikel Arteta and Patrick Viera or Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Instead of any of them, the challenge of replacing Wenger was assigned to Unai Emery. The scale of the job ahead of him, to make…

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Southampton appoint Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager

Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The Austrian takes over from Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Monday. Hasenhuttl will attend the match at Tottenham on Wednesday night but will officially take charge on Thursday and his first game will be at Cardiff on Saturday. The coach Kelvin Davis, who is in interim charge, will be his assistant. Hasenhuttl, 52, a former Austria international, had been out of work after leaving RB Leipzig in May. His previous coaching jobs include a spell…

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