Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim role

first_imgAdvertisement Freddie Ljungberg is very unlikely to get the Arsenal job on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have already begun interviewing candidates to take the role as permanent manager, although they are only focusing on targets who are currently out of work.The Gunners crashed to a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday night, leaving interim boss Freddie Ljungberg without a win in his two games in charge.The Swede was also at the helm for the 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road at the weekend and has now overseen Arsenal drop to 10th in the table, just five points above the relegation zone.The Telegraph reports that even before the surprise loss to the Seagulls at the Emirates, the club had started speaking to potential new managers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEdu, the technical director at the Emirates, is leading the search and is currently just looking at people not employed so they can take over as soon as possible.The same source reports that the club do think very highly of Ljungberg and would, in theory, be happy to let him remain in charge for the rest of the season, but if results do not pick up that looks extremely unlikely.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThere are numerous candidates to take the reins from the Swede, with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri near the top of the list of those currently without a club.The other potential replacements are all currently employed, with Mikel Arteta working as a coach at Manchester City, Carlo Ancelotti in charge at Napoli, Brendan Rodgers at Leicester and Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves.The Athletic reported that Luis Enrique was the first choice of Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi, but he has now returned to his role as Spain manager.The Gunners are back in action on Monday night in the Premier League away to West Ham as they look to halt a run of results that has seen them winless in nine matches.MORE: Tony Adams blasts ‘lightweight’ Arsenal players after Brighton defeatMORE: Arsenal target Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira to replace Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal have begun the interview process for new manager as Freddie Ljungberg struggles in interim role Phil HaighFriday 6 Dec 2019 7:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link935Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Life in the Past Lane is June 3 at Luxemburg

first_imgLUXEMBURG, Wis. – Several restored and replica race cars will be on display under the grand­stand as part of Luxemburg Speedway’s Life In The Past Lane throwback night presented by Au­gie’s Bar and Grill on Friday, June 3.The night will already be special as the 2016 class of Hall of Fame inductees will be honored dur­ing a ceremony at intermission. They are former IMCA national and track Stock Car champion John Gregorich of Kewaunee and Luxemburg residents Roy Ihlenfeldt (former street stock cham­pion and IMCA Modified driver) and former driver and head groundskeeper at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Jerry Jonet.To add to the nostalgic buzz a number of restored racers will be on display. They include:Jonet’s own no. 13 1973 Ford Mustang, in the same condition as when it ran its last race at the third-mile, clay oval in 1978.Bucky Wagner’s no. 40 1933 Plymouth Coupe. The car is now owned by Gregg Herrmann.Gene Coleman’s restored no. 40 modified, a car that raced at Luxemburg in the mid-1970’s. The car is now owned by Mike Allard.Ken Markwardt’s restored no. 5 1961 Oldsmobile modified. The car is now owned by Brian Titel.Red BeDell’s replica no. 3 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. The car is owned by Bob Schampers.Al Snellenberger’s replica no. 00 coupe. The car is owned by Bob Schampers.George Giesen’s no. 7 Plymouth Coupe. The car is owned and maintained by Giesen and Bill Foth.Several former drivers will be on hand and some of those who were featured in local author Joe Verdegan’s book “Life In The Past Lane – a history of stock car racing in Northeast Wisconsin from 1950 to 1980.” They will be signing copies of the book which will be on sale.The book signing will take place under the grandstand from 5-7 p.m.A post race party will be held after the races at Augie’s Bar and Grill. The tavern is owned by for­mer local racer Augie Derenne.In addition, Life In The Past Lane night will feature the solo appearance of the dirt late models at the track in 2016. Tom Wagner of Sturgeon Bay will call the action over the P.A. beginning at 7 p.m.To go along with the throwback theme for the night will be slashed admission prices as $5 adult admission will be charged. Seniors will pay $4, with $3 for teenagers and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.“We’re looking to pack the stands that night and make it extra fun for everyone,” said promoter Eric Mahlik. “To throw in the fact you can catch a late model show for a mere $5, that’s a pretty good bargain for the fans.”last_img read more