A number of Premier League Clubs will be starting afresh with new managers at the helm of the team. The decision for change in management was made in and around the international break for most of these clubs. The international break is considered to be a very dangerous period for managers as the clubs have time to sack a manager and find a new one. Plenty of managers who were under immense pressure seem to have survived this international break including Rafael Benitez, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Marcelo Bielsa etc.
Watford parted ways with their Spanish coach Xisco after a poor start to the season. They replaced him with former Leicester manager and a title-winning coach in Claudio Ranieri. This decision was very well received by both the fans and the media. Though the Italian’s reign began with a 5-0 thumping from Liverpool, there have been improvements in performances and results since then. They will be hoping to secure survival this season.
Spurs sacked Nuno Espirito Santo the following day after their defeat to Manchester United. They hired Antonio Conte who has proven to be a winner with his title-winning Chelsea side in 2016-17. He was convinced by the sporting director Fabio Paratici, who is close friends with Conte. Conte was always Paratici’s first choice to be appointed manager since coming in. The board were not happy with Nuno and decided to sack him after back-to-back defeats. He has signed an 18-month deal.
The new owners of the richest club in the world wasted no time and straight away made the decision to sack manager Steve Bruce after a defeat to Spurs. They appointed Edde Howe after a long search for managerial position candidates. The shortlist included names such as Steven Gerrard, Unai Emery, Paulo Fonseca etc. Howe turned Bournemouth into an established premier league side from a league 2 side. He will take charge of his first game as Newcastle boss this weekend.
Villa Park was shocked to hear about the departure of Dean Smith, who guided them to promotion two years ago. He was sacked after 5 back o back defeats for the club. He was replaced with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who left Rangers to join the Villans. The new owners of the richest club in the world wasted no time and straight away made the decision to sack manager Steve Bruce after a defeat to Spurs. He will take charge of his first game as Villa boss this weekend. He signed a 3 and half year deal.
Norwich City FC sacked german coach Daniel Farke, who guided them to promotion twice in three years. They have replaced him with Dean Smith, who was very recently sacked by Aston Villa. The new owners of the richest club in the world wasted no time and straight away made the decision to sack manager Steve Bruce after a defeat to Spurs. He will take charge of his first game as Norwich boss this weekend. He has signed a 2 and half year deal.
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