Wayne Rooney sacked as Birmingham City manager after worst stats

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Wayne Rooney has been sacked as manager of Birmingham City, following a dismal 15-match spell, the club has announced. Rooney took charge of the club in October, but his reign has been marred by poor results, with Birmingham winning just two of their 15 games under his management. This run of form has seen them slip to 20th in the Championship, just six points clear of the relegation zone. In a statement, Birmingham’s CEO Garry Cook acknowledged that Rooney’s appointment “did not go as planned,” leading to the decision to part ways with the former Manchester United striker. Wayne Rooney sacked as Birmingham City manager after worst statsWayne Rooney sacked as Birmingham City manager after worst statsWayne Rooney – Getty image Rooney expressed his gratitude for the opportunity but noted that the results during his tenure did not meet his expectations. He also hinted at the need for more time to implement the changes he believed were necessary for the team’s success. The club is now on the lookout for a new manager, with Professional Development Coach Steve Spooner taking charge on an interim basis. Rooney’s departure comes as a surprise after he was handed a three-year deal upon his appointment, with the club’s co-owner and chairman expressing confidence in his ability to lead Birmingham to victories.

Set to be sacked Napoli coach Rudi Garcia takes responsibility for club’s struggles

Set to be sacked Napoli coach Rudi Garcia takes responsibility for club's struggles

Napoli manager Rudi Garcia in an emotional statement, took responsibility for the club’s recent struggles after their defeat to Empoli. The French coach who is aware of his impending sack, acknowledged the difficult situation they find themselves in, while addressing the players in the dressing room. Garcia became Napoli’s coach, after Luciano Spalletti left the Naples club. In 16 games this season, the team have only secured eight wins, four draws, and four defeats.

Set to be sacked Napoli coach Rudi Garcia takes responsibility for club's struggles

Rudi Garcia Napoli manager – Getty image Garcia has also struggled to bring out the best performances from star players Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen, compared to their success last season. Following the defeat to Empoli, Garcia addressed the squad saying, “It’s not your fault, it’s only mine, this defeat and this situation.” Meanwhile, Napoli is actively seeking a replacement, offering a one-year contract to Igor Tudor, while also engaging in discussions with Walter Mazzarri as potential successors.

DC United trainer sacked over ‘discriminatory’ gesture

DC United trainer sacked over ‘discriminatory’ gesture

An athletic trainer for DC United, an MLS football club in Washington DC, has been sacked for making a gesture that is considered to be a hate symbol. The decision was made after the team discovered a “discriminatory hand gesture” in a photo shared on social media on Thursday. The team did not disclose the identity of the trainer involved, but she’s been identified as Reade Whitney.

DC United trainer sacked over ‘discriminatory’ gesture

DC United stadium in Washington DC. Source: Getty The post, which has since been deleted, depicted the staff posing on the National Mall, with one individual seen making the “OK” symbol, which has been associated with racist connotations. The termination of the Whitney’s employment is effective immediately, following an internal review conducted by the team. Confirming that trainer has been sacked, DC United said in a statement; “D.C. United have terminated the employment of the club’s athletic trainer effective immediately. This termination is the result of an internal review following the discovery of a discriminatory hand gesture made by the individual that surfaced in a photograph published across social media platforms on July 20, 2023. DC United trainer sacked over ‘discriminatory’ gestureDC United training session. Source: Getty “There is no place for racism, homophobia, misogyny or discrimination of any kind in our sport and world and D.C. United do not tolerate any acts of this nature.” The origin of the thumb-and-forefinger ‘OK’ hand gesture becoming associated with “white power” is not clear. It seems to have started as an online hoax or trolling tactic before being adopted by some far-right sympathizers. D.C. United has also suspended a pair of forwards, Taxi Fountas and Nigel Robertha, over an incident in which the former was reportedly accused of directing a racial slur at the latter at a training session. Robertha reportedly responded by physically assaulting Fountas. In D.C. United’s announcement, it cited “possible violations of league policy” by both players, adding that the club “promptly reported the matter to the League Office, at which point MLS began to gather all available information.”

“I will be sacked” – Robot waiter gets angry at customer who blocks its way (Video)

"I will be sacked" - Robot waiter gets angry at customer who blocks its way (Video)

A video capturing a robot waiter named ‘Peanut‘ expressing frustration towards a customer in a restaurant has taken social media platforms by storm. The viral clip depicts a woman obstructing the path of the robot waiter, leading to Peanut’s response, “Don’t block my way, please. I have to work, otherwise I’ll be fired.”

"I will be sacked" - Robot waiter gets angry at customer who blocks its way (Video)

Photo of the robot waiter. Photo Credit: @officaltechnology Source: Tiktok The video, originally posted on TikTok by user @artificialtechnology, quickly gained traction and sparked a conversation around the capabilities of artificial intelligence and its potential for emotional responses. The video’s caption, “Artificial Intelligence Waitress Bot Gets Very Upset,” further heightened the intrigue surrounding the footage. In the video, Peanut, a robot waiter equipped with advanced AI technology, is seen navigating through the restaurant to fulfill its duties. However, when confronted by the woman blocking its path, the robot surprisingly expresses frustration and implores her not to hinder its progress. The unexpected interaction has captivated viewers, sparking discussions about the evolving capabilities of AI and its ability to mimic human emotions. The video has sparked a mixed response from social media users. While some found Peanut’s emotional reaction intriguing and applauded the advancement in AI technology, others expressed concerns about the potential implications of robots displaying human-like emotions in service industries. See below; @artificialtechnology Artificial intelligence Waitress Bot Gets very Upset #ai #artificialintelligence #techtok #technology #viral #robot #future #reaction #funny ♬ original sound – Artificial Intelligence  

Diego Cocca sacked as Mexico national team coach after seven matches

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Diego Cocca has been sacked by Mexico after leading the country to third place in the Nations League behind the United States and Canada. The Mexican football federation brought in Cocca in February after sacking Tata Martino following a poor performance at the World Cup in Qatar in which they crashed out in the group stage.  Diego Cocca sacked as Mexico national team coach after seven matchesDiego Cocca unveiled as Mexico’s coach. Source: Getty Mexico’s team however suffered a painful 3-0 defeat to the USA in the Concacaf Nations League, a game that hurt a lot and even though they got the third place against Panama, the new director of the Mexican Soccer Federation, Juan Carlos Rodríguez decided that the Argentinean coach would not continue as coach of the Tricolor. There was already a warning that the Diego Cocca era would be analyzed after leading Mexico to the Nations League and the 2023 Gold Cup, which will begin this weekend, but he’s been sacked before the second competition began. Announcing the Argentine coach’s sack, FMF commissioner president Juan Carlos Rodriguez said; “In the last week, I have found many deficiencies. A game against the United States can be lost, there’s always that risk because this is football and the win can go one way or the other. What cannot be accepted was the way in which it happened.  Diego Cocca sacked as Mexico national team coach after seven matchesMexico and United States players after a match last Thursday. Source: Getty “This phase has been flawed by the disorder in decision-making, by the lack of processes, rigour, and transparency in appointments, and by a perfect storm in the bad habits that we’ve been dragging for so many years. “The natural thing to do would be to wait for the end of the Gold Cup, but today we don’t have time to waste. So I inform you that I’ve made the decision to terminate the contract of Diego Martin Cocca and the members of his coaching staff.” Cocca who was sacked after seven matches, had managerial success in Mexico’s domestic leagues before taking over the senior national team. He won consecutive Liga MX titles with Atlas in the 2021 Apertura and 2022 Clausura. The 51-year-old Argentine also previously managed clubs in Argentina and Colombia. Jaime Lozano will now take over as interim manager as El Tri prepares to kick off their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign on June 25. He previously led Mexico to the Bronze medal in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.  

Neville lands new coaching job 8 days after being sacked by Inter Miami

Phil Neville lands new coaching job 8 days after being sacked by Inter Miami

Former England, Manchester United, and Everton player, Phil Neville has made a quick return to coaching after being sacked by Inter Miami.  The English football legend has joined the coaching staff of Canada’s national team ahead of next week’s CONCACAF Nations League semifinal.

Phil Neville lands new coaching job 8 days after being sacked by Inter Miami

Phil Neville at an Inter Miami match. Source: AP Phil Neville was sacked as Inter Miami coach last week, just days before Lionel Messi announced he would be joining the Major League Soccer club. The former England women’s national team coach will work under John Herdman, the English head coach of the Canadian national side. Richard Shaw, the former Crystal Palace, Coventry City, and Millwall defender, is also joining Herdman’s staff and the pair will be involved in the two games in Las Vegas next week. Canada head coach Herdman said in a statement; “Both Phil and Richard bring with them winning experiences at the highest levels and have worked with some of the premier leagues top managers during their careers.

Phil Neville lands new coaching job 8 days after being sacked by Inter Miami

Neville shouting out instructions to Inter Miami players. Source: Getty “They’ll work as positional and unit coaches with the aim of helping us to win our first trophy in over two decades.” Canada reached their second-ever World Cup in 2022 and first since 1986 but exited at the group stage. They now have the opportunity for their first trophy since 2000 when they play Panama in the semi-finals of the Nations League where the winners face the United States or Mexico for the trophy. After ending his playing career with Everton in 2013, Neville moved into coaching and had spells as an assistant with Manchester United and Valencia before taking up the post of head coach with England Women’s National team, winning the SheBelieves Cup in 2019 and finishing fourth at the 2019 World Cup. Inter Miami came calling in 2021 but his time in the MLS came to an end earlier this month. The 46-year-old was sacked by long-time friend and Inter Miami owner, David Beckham, following a dismal start to the MLS season, which saw the Sunshine State-based team win just five games from 16, leaving them bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Don Lemon sacked by CNN after 17 years

Don Lemon sacked by CNN after 17 years

Don Lemon sacked by CNN after 17 years

Well-known news anchor, Don Lemon has taken to his page to announce that he has been sacked by the media house, CNN. don lemon The news anchor took to his Twitter page to announce that he was informed by his agent that his contract has been terminated. Don Lemon’s sack comes after Variety published a story earlier this month alleging that Don Lemon mistreated his female colleagues over the course of his career at CNN. He also faced backlash over widely criticized comments he made on air. Lemon first came under fire in February during a segment on “CNN This Morning” in which he remarked that Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, was no longer in her “prime.” The comment was made while discussing a suggestion by Haley that candidates over the age of 75 should be subjected to mental competency exams. He said, “Nikki Haley isn’t in her prime, sorry,” Lemon said. “When a woman is considered to be in her prime — in her 20s, 30s, and maybe her 40s.” Reacting to his sack on Twitter, Don Lemon said, “I am stunned,” Lemon wrote. “After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly.” pic.twitter.com/8PyLqvS0d7 — Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 24, 2023

Boehly sacked Tuchel after he denied him half-time dressing room visit

Boehly sacked Tuchel after he denied him half-time dressing room visit

Chelsea co-owner, Todd Boehly reportedly sacked Thomas Tuchel just days after he was denied the opportunity to take a group of guests into the dressing room. Boehly sacked Tuchel after he denied him half-time dressing room visit TalkSPORT reported that this took place in September during Chelsea’s 2-1 win against West Ham at Stamford Bridge. The match in question was Tuchel’s last as Chelsea manager in the Premier League, with the score level at half-time. It was gathered that Boehly wanted to give a group of guests including children a personal tour at half-time of the game but was denied entry to the dressing room by the manager who was angry with his players. The American thereafter returned to his seat up in the directors’ box. Tuchel was relieved of his duties just days later after a defeat to Dinamo Zagreb. The German who has since returned to the Bundesliga to manage Bayern Munich was replaced by former Brighton coach, Graham Potter.

Boehly sacked Tuchel after he denied him half-time dressing room visit

The club has now gone down on the league table with Potter also sacked following his inability to get a tune out of a huge squad. Frank Lampard who was appointed as interim manager, has also gone winless in his first 4 games in charge. It was also learnt that Boehly has now made going to the dressing room a regular occurrence, with the club in desperate need of an upturn in form from somewhere. Chelsea are now out of the Champions League and have now shifted their focus to getting more points in the Premier League while searching for a new permanent manager.  

Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester

Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester

Brendan Rodgers has been sacked by Leicester after the club dropped into the Premier League relegation zone following a late 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, April 1. The loss extended their winless run to seven matches, an alarming sequence that triggered crisis talks and the end of Rodgers’s four-year tenure. The Foxes have only won one Premier League fixture in 2023, and are currently 19th in the table with 10 games remaining. Announcing Rodgers’ sack, Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said; “Performances and results during the current season have been below our shared expectations. It had been our belief that continuity and stability would be key to correcting our course. “Regrettably, the desired improvement has not been forthcoming and, with 10 games of the season remaining, the Board is compelled to take alternative action to protect our Premier League status. “The achievements of the team under Brendan’s management speak for themselves. Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester “We’ve experienced some of our finest footballing moments under his guidance and will always be grateful to him and his staff for the heights they helped us to reach on the pitch. “The task ahead of us in our final 10 games is clear. We now need to come together – fans, players, and staff – and show the poise, quality, and fight to secure our position as a Premier League club.” Assistant manager Chris Davies and first-team fitness coach Glen Driscoll have also been let go, according to a club statement. First-team coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will take charge in the short term, the club said. There has been no indication that a new managerial appointment is imminent. Rodgers joined Leicester in February 2019 after a successful stint with Scottish side Celtic where he won the Premiership twice as well as two domestic trebles. He guided Leicester to their first FA Cup triumph in 2021 when they beat Chelsea in the final as well as consecutive fifth-placed finishes between 2019-2021. Brendan Rogers sacked by Leicester Rodgers is the 11th manager to be sacked in the Premier League this season and the 12th managerial departure. The only teams in the bottom half who have not changed their managers are Nottingham Forest and West Ham United. The Foxes will face five relegation rivals in their next 10 fixtures, with a trip to Manchester City also marking a crucial run to end the season. They host Aston Villa on Tuesday, April 4.

Patrick Vieira sacked as Crystal Palace manager

Patrick Vieira sacked as Crystal Palace manager

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira was on Friday, March 17, sacked by Crystal Palace after 20 months in charge. Patrick Vieira sacked as Crystal Palace manager The sack came after Vieira oversaw a winless run of 12 matches. The South London club has not won any match in 2023 and they were facing an immediate danger of relegation given the resurgence of teams towards the bottom, such as Everton and Bournemouth and there’s just five points separating Southampton in 20th and Palace in 12th. Palace has not confirmed who will replace Vieira or take charge of Sunday’s Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates. Ex-Leeds boss Jesse Marsch and former Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl are the early frontrunners for the job, but a permanent successor is unlikely to be in place before this weekend’s match against Arsenal. Vieira’s backroom staff, Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson, and Said Aigoun, have also left Selhurst Park. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach. Patrick Vieira sacked as Crystal Palace manager Palace chairman Steve Parish said in a statement; “It is with enormous regret that this difficult decision has been made. “Ultimately, results in recent months have placed us in a precarious league position and we felt a change is necessary to give us the best chance of retaining Premier League status. That said, Patrick’s impact since joining us in the summer of 2021 has been significant, and he is held in the highest regard by myself, and all of his colleagues. “He led the team to a Wembley FA Cup semi-final and respectable 12th placed finish last season playing some exciting football, which was a challenging and crucial campaign for the club given the changes we made to the squad prior to his arrival. “Patrick has given his all to the club, and we all thank him and his team for their service. We also wish Patrick, Osian, Kristian and Saïd the very best for their futures.”