it makes sense that interim managers rarely succeed. The reason they are only given the job on a temporary basis in the first place is that they are under-qualified. It’s pure logic. Surely then, a two-week rule such as the one in Spain would be beneficial to Premier League clubs?
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In a week where trouble in Buenos Aires put volatile derbies into the forefront of every football fan’s mind, a new era of North London derbies ignited in a blaze of touchline scuffles, furious celebrations and pulsating football, resulting in a 4-2 Arsenal victory.
Criticism of board and manager often go hand-in-hand. To run a successful club, you need both the manager and those above him working efficiently. The upper echelons of the club must facilitate the conditions under which the manager can build a successful team. Therefore, if the good times are truly to return to Arsenal, fans must hope that Emery will learn from Wenger’s mistakes and that the board will learn from theirs.
As Arsenal battled to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday, pundits and fans alike were quick to denounce any notion of a “false dawn” at Unai Emery’s Arsenal. In this young season, Arsenal have already embarked on an 11-match winning run, and are currently 14 games unbeaten. It is perplexing that many onlookers refused to credit Emery’s team until they had avoided defeat by Liverpool.
Cast your gaze to a year and a half ago. Antonio Conte had just guided Chelsea to their fifth Premier League title, The Blues were playing stylish and attractive football, and they had just broken the record for the highest number of games won in a single season (30). Chelsea thrived with Eden Hazard’s trickery,... Continue Reading →