Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Nov. 03, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur has a new manager: Antonio Conte is back to the Premier League!
Many will say: Tottenham lost against Man Utd but somehow won. That’s not too far from the truth. In the El Sackicko derby on Saturday, Man Utd has won by 3-0. Ole, once again, kept his job, but Nuno Espirito Santo didn’t. The Portuguese manager got sacked on Monday morning. Straight after that, news spread, and Antonio Conte was revealed as the next Tottenham manager.
The Italian, who left Inter Milan at the end of last season, rejected the Spurs in the summer. Still, now Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici come again with a better offer. A couple of hours later, Conte was in London, and on Tuesday morning, he signed an 18-month contract, with an option for another year.
Conte is back in Premier League three years after leaving Chelsea, where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup. In last season he won Serie A with Inter.
He will have a tough job. But, for Spurs, it is impossible to find a better manager right now. Ex-Juventus sports director Fabio Paratici and ex-Juventus manager Antonio Conte can bring a lot of joy and success for Tottenham supporters. What can stop them – Tottenham’s owner Daniel Levy!
✨ Getting acquainted with Hotspur Way. pic.twitter.com/V8DwVLK0Gr
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 3, 2021
Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo saved Ole’s job and Manchester’s season
The first time against Villarreal in the 95th minute. The second time was against Atalanta at Old Trafford. The third time was on Saturday against Tottenham, and the last, fourth time, yesterday in Bergamo in 91st minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not only Ole’s savior but Man Utd’s too. Without Ronaldo goals in the Champions League, Man Utd would be in a challenging position to qualify for the knockout phase. Now, things are much better; they have 7 points and a great chance to qualify with a win against Young Boys at home, even if they lose in Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a winner. Since he came to United, he scored nine goals in Premier League and Champions League, and almost all his goals were vital for gaining points.
He is 36 years old!
𝙃𝙤𝙬 does he do it?#MUFC | #UCL pic.twitter.com/Q6E7Q2TymL
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 2, 2021
Neil Warnock enter history books
The Legend. The myth. One of the best English managers in history. He maybe didn’t managed big clubs and won big trophies, but you simply can’t hate Neil Warnock.
Last night Neil Warnock entered the history books of English football as a manager who participated in most games – 1.602! He started his career in 1980 as a manager of Gainsborough Trinity, and during his career, he managed 16 different clubs, and has won eight promotions.
Before Luton’s game, Warnock was even with Dario Gradi. Both were on 1.601 games.
Most games in English football:
Neil Warnock – 1.602
Dario Gradi – 1.601
Fred Everiss – 1.524
Sir Alex Ferguson – 1.503
Brian Clough – 1.451
Jim Smith – 1.442
Harry Redknapp – 1.434
In today’s edition of The Fiver …
Neil Warnock: record breaker and prolific digital content provider https://t.co/HnPcUzUpVi
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) November 3, 2021
Who will be the next Newcastle United manager?
Two weeks after they sacked Steve Bruce, Newcastle United still has no manager. Graeme Jones is the interim manager, and he will lead the team against Crystal Palace and Chelsea. The English media reported last week that Paulo Fonseca would become a new manager. But, in the last couple of days, different news has arrived. Right out from nowhere, the ex-Arsenal and current Villarreal boss Unai Emery became a favorite. But, reports in Spain suggest that he isn’t interested in taking charge of Newcastle.
The international break is great for a new manager to have time to settle, to get to know players and the team. Before the international break, Newcastle has to play against Brighton. If they eventually lose that game, the new boss will start without a win in the last 11 rounds and in the relegation zone.
After the break, they have Brentford, Arsenal, Norwich, Burnley.
A Premier League executive I spoke to on Wednesday felt Howe was a better call than Emery, given Newcastle’s remit for the next 18 months is simply to escape relegation and improve | @MsiDouglashttps://t.co/dRxsVog7Yh
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) November 3, 2021
What is wrong with Aston Villa?
One more manager can be sacked before the international break. Dean Smith is on thin ice. The results at Villa Park are not good enough. Aston Villa has six defeats after ten games, and they are currently on three straight defeats.
Before the season started, Aston Villa invested above 100 million pounds in new players. The money from Jack Grealish was invested in Leon Bailey, Emiliano Buendia, and Danny Ings. The expectations were high. One of the targets was to fight for a place in Europe next season. Things are entirely different after three months. The defense is very bad. Aston Villa conceded 19 goals, only Newcastle (23) and Norwich (25) conceded more. Tyrone Mings is out of form, which leads to Smith putting him on the bench for the last game against West Ham. Another problem is Ezri Konsa, who received a red card in that match and is suspended. Buendia and Bailey still don’t perform on the level that everyone expects, and Aston Villa is struggling to create chances. They create only 13 big chances. Only four teams create less.
It’s not the loss of JT that’s hindered the #avfc defense, but the return of fans to Villa Park.
The same players who thrived behind closed doors now seem to struggle under the pressure of the crowd.
This mentality issue must be adressed quickly, players/coaches cannot hide. pic.twitter.com/flLPSsJIPU
— Andrew Ashburn (@AndrewAshburn) November 3, 2021
Aston Villa has a game with Southampton on Saturday. The defeat in that match will maybe mean sacking for Dean Smith.