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  • The two reasons why Arsenal favour Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emery

    first_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal are ready to tempt Brendan Rodgers away from Leicester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will approach Brendan Rodgers about replacing Unai Emery because they want a manager who speaks good English and has a strong media profile, according to reports.Emery’s 18-month tenure as Gunners boss came to an end of Friday morning after he was sacked with Arsenal eighth in the Premier League.The Spanish manager led PSG to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla but struggled at the Emirates after succeeding Arsene Wenger last year. Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal on Friday morning (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of the club while the board draw up a a shortlist of potential managerial candidates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCarlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked with the position but the Daily Mirror say Leicester City manager Rodgers is high on the list of targets.It is claimed Arsenal will look at appointing a manager with a strong media profile and excellent communication skills, two things which were said to be flaws in Emery’s armoury.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 CityFormer Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers fits the bill and, under his leadership, Leicester have climbed to second in the Premier League table.Asked about the speculation linking him with Arsenal on Friday, Rodgers said: ‘We’re at the beginning of something here [at Leicester].‘My relationship with the people here and the players is very strong. We think we are starting something exciting. The two reasons why Arsenal favour Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emerycenter_img Advertisement Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defends-arsenal-teams-performance-frankfurt-loss-2059112/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Arsenal is a fantastic club. One of the greats in this country. I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in.‘There’s disappointment whenever a coach loses his job. Unai has proved himself over a number of years. I have sympathy for him.’Arsenal, who dropped to eighth in the Premier League under Emery, travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City on Sunday.MORE: Petit names the top three candidates to replace Emery after Arsenal sackingMORE: Kroenke wanted to give Emery more time at Arsenal before sacking Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link775Shareslast_img read more

  • Returns narrow at Sweden’s Folksam, but business volume grows

    first_imgSwedish insurer Folksam, which has both pensions and non-life business, reported a narrowing of investment returns in the first nine months of the year to 2% from 8% and said it was facing many challenges even though it was financially strong.In its interim report, Folksam said its life and pensions parent company Folksam Liv had seen a 25% increase in premiums in the first nine months of the year, to SEK11bn (€1.18bn) from SEK8.8bn in the same period last year.The total return on investments for the company fell to 2% from 8%.Jens Henriksson, chief executive and head of the Folksam group, said: “Although a lot of things are going well for Folksam and we are economically strong, we are also facing a range of challenges.” He said global economic uncertainty, particularly regarding China and other emerging economies, was contributing to turbulence in the markets, and that it was a challenge for the whole industry to make returns in the prevailing low-interest-rate environment.On top of this, there he said there were many regulatory issues high on the agenda.He described the move on 1 January 2016 to the new Solvency II regulatory regime as “another important crossroads lying just ahead for the occupational pensions sector, which could change the industry fundamentally”.In its interim report, Folksam said it was now awaiting a decision expected on 18 November from the Swedish Parliament on a bill on the implementation of the Solvency II Directive in the insurance sector.Among other things, the bill addressed transitional arrangements for occupational pension providers, it said.Folksam and its subsidiary KPA Pension, the local government pension scheme, supported this element of the bill because it meant providers would then not need to change their basic regulation more than once.Total assets at the parent company grew to SEK162bn at the end of September from SEK156bn at the end of December 2014, and solvency was 157%, up from 155% at the end of December.Meanwhile, at KPA Pension, which is 60% owned by Folksam and 40% owned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), investment returns dropped to 2.1% over the first nine months of this year from 9.5% for the same period a year earlier.Premium income rose to SEK10.7bn from SEK9.3bn, and assets under management grew to SEK134.6bn from SEK119.8bn.KPA Pension’s solvency was 169%, up from 166% at the end of December.last_img read more