Arsenal confirm Unai Emery appointment as new manager

Arsenal have appointed Unai Emery as their new manager, the first man to take over the top job at the club since Arsene Wenger arrived in 1996. Wenger’s replacement is the 46-year-old Spanish coach Emery, who left Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer after two years in the French capital, winning the domestic treble this season.…

West Ham Appoint Manuel Pellegrini As New Manager

West Ham have confirmed that former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini will become the club’s new manager. It is being reported that the Hammers will pay him around £10 million a year, with many reacting positively to the news. In a statement on their official website, West Ham’s joint-chairman David Sullivan said:…

Pep Guardiola signs two-year Manchester City extension

Manchester City have confirmed that manager Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year extension with the club that will keep him at the Etihad until 2021. Guardiola, 47, arrived in England last season and led City to third, 15 points off champions Chelsea. However his City team bulldozed their way to the title this season, becoming…

Allardyce leaves Everton

Former England boss departs. Everton are looking for their fourth permanent manager in two years after Sam Allardyce was sacked. The 63-year-old was brought in as Ronald Koeman’s replacement in November to steer the club away from potential relegation trouble, eventually guiding the club to eighth in the Premier League. However, Allardyce was an unpopular…

David Moyes leaves West Ham United

David Moyes has departed West Ham United after a six-month period in charge at the London Stadium. The Scotsman’s contract expired at midnight after the final game of the season, a 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday. The former Manchester United manager was appointed in November as successor to Slaven Bilic, and steered West Ham…

Premier League 2017-18 review: gripe of the season

José Mourinho’s need to play the underdog and the dismissal of safe-standing are among our annoyances this season The dominance of the big six The increased financial rewards have not stopped the Premier League’s inequality from increasing. The top six teams are almost playing in their own mini-league now and it has been impossible for…

Premier League 2017-18 review: match of the season

United delaying City’s title celebrations and ‘a historical game you will talk about in 20 years’ both feature Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City (14 January) Jürgen Klopp said it best, even if the NBCSN commentator had to apologise for the German’s exemplary deployment of the F-bomb. “You can have a look at this game in different…

Premier League 2017-18 review: manager of the season

Sean Dyche, David Wagner and Roy Hodgson have worked commendably, but it’s hard to look beyond the title winner While compelling arguments can be made for awarding a number of different bosses the accolade of manager of the season, it would seem churlish to overlook the man who masterminded one team’s canter to the title.…

Premier League 2017-18 review: goal of the season

From a 60-yard Wayne Rooney belter, to a sublime Jamie Vardy volley, here are some of our favourite strikes this season Wayne Rooney (Everton v West Ham, 29 November) It was a pretty drab season for Evertonians but they will always remember the former England captain’s blaster against West Ham. Rooney displayed awesome control, technique…

Premier League 2017-18 review: player of the season

From Mohamed Salah to Kevin De Bruyne, via some delightful players elsewhere in the division Mohamed Salah Now there can be no doubt: Salah is the most entertaining Egyptian to arrive in English football since Mohamed Al Fayed. Once a Chelsea cast-off, he needed one campaign to become a Liverpool icon and race within sight…

Premier League 2017-18 review: flop of the season

From Stoke to Alan Pardew, via Arsène Wenger and the promise of a fakery-free future Lots of people at Stoke Jesé – whose brilliant season-opening, match-winning debut against Arsenal predated months of mediocrity or complete invisibility – disappeared after being allowed to go back to Spain to care for his sick son, whose mother then…