Today been the 29th day of November 2019, Arsenal announce the sacking of Unai Emery as head coach of the Gunners after 18 months at the helm.
Meanwhile Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as interim head coach
Arsenal made a statement in full at the club official website as quoted:
“We announce today that the decision has been taken to Part Company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.
“The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.
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“We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.
“The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”
Meanwhile, Ex-Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery is under contract until 2021 and has been publicly backed by the hierarchy.
Profile of Freddie Ljungberg
Ljungberg was signed by Arsenal in 1998 for £3 million. Arsenal scouts watched him for over a year and Arsenal’s manager, Arsène Wenger, took the unusual step of authorising the signing after watching Ljungberg play for Sweden in their victory against England on television, without seeing him play live. Seeing Ljungberg’s performance against England only confirmed to Wenger that Ljungberg could cope against English opponents, and he was signed shortly after. Ljungberg proved himself without difficulty and scored on his debut on 20 September after coming on as a substitute against rival club Manchester United, the match ending 3–0
Ljungberg was born on 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Sweden to parents Roy Alve Erling Ljungberg, a civil engineer and owner of a construction and consultant business, and Elisabeth Bodil Ljungberg, a Swedish Labor Department worker. On 12 September 1984, the Ljungbergs had another son, Karl Oskar Filip. In 1982, the Ljungberg family left Vittsjö and moved to Halmstad. At first, the tenacious 5-year old would not have any part of moving. He argued with his parents that he did not want to live in Halmstad. His parents relented and took him to Halmstads BK where he played on the youth team under Olle Eriksson.
Freddie Ljungberg could take over temporarily against Norwich on Sunday