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Potter departs as the 13th boss in the top tier in 2022–2023



Graham Potter has left his managerial position in the Premier League for the 13th time this season, breaking the previous mark of in-season moves.

Last month’s departure of Antonio Conte from Tottenham broke the previous mark of 10, and Brendan Rodgers’ firing from Leicester brought the total to 11.

Following the Foxes’ loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, which caused them to plummet into the bottom three, Rodgers, 50, was fired.

After a sluggish 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, Chelsea swung the ax, and Potter soon joined him in the ranks of the jobless.

Here, we examine the modifications and how the outcome contrasts with earlier efforts.

August 2022 problems timeline:

Parker fired Scott Parker led Bournemouth to promotion last season, but after a 9-0 loss to Liverpool, Bournemouth did not even complete their first month back in the Premier League. Potter replaces Tuchel as of September 2022.

Thomas Tuchel was fired by Chelsea after a shocking Champions League loss to Dinamo Zagreb, and Potter was quickly enticed away from Brighton to take his position.

Lage and Gerrard leave in October 2022.

Before Steven Gerrard was fired by Aston Villa earlier in the month, Wolves let go of Bruno Lage. Hasenhuttl is replaced by Jones in November 2022.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was fired because Southampton was having trouble, and Nathan Jones took his position.

Frank Lampard’s position at Goodison Park was lost due to Everton’s continuing relegation concerns.

Marsch and Jones leave in February 2023. Jesse Marsch’s unsuccessful tenure as manager was ended by Leeds before Jones, who had only been in control for three months, lost his job as manager of the Saints.

Pat and Conte load their bags in March 2023. Patrick Vieira was fired by Crystal Palace after a 12-match losing streak, and Conte’s tumultuous partnership with Spurs came to a close.

Potter and Rodgers depart in April 2023.

After the Foxes suffered a last-second loss at Crystal Palace, extending their losing streak to six games, Rodgers was fired. Potter was fired shortly after, and Chelsea was suffering in a miserable 11th place in the standings.

A season of sacking The prior three seasons in the Premier League era saw 10 departures, which was the previous record.

Fulham added two to that tally during the 2013–14 season, which was the first to reach double digits after Rene Meulensteen and Martin Jol were fired.

Pepe Mel and Tim Sherwood, the in-season hires at West Brom and Tottenham, respectively, served only through the conclusion of the campaign.

Spurs later attracted Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton, bringing the number for that season to 13.

A record-breaking 15 managers left their positions in 2017–18, with 10 leaving during the course of the campaign, including two each from Southampton (Claude Puel and Mauricio Pellegrino) and West Brom. (Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew).

At the end of the season, West Ham, Everton, Stoke, and Swansea all made a second move, and Arsene Wenger ended his lengthy tenure at Arsenal.

Ten managers were fired during the previous campaign, including Xisco Munoz and Claudio Ranieri, who were thrown off the ever-erratic Watford circle.

At the conclusion of the campaign, Ralf Rangnick, the interim manager of Manchester United who had been hired to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, became the team’s 11th departure.

Nine in-season departures have occurred three times, in 1994–1995 when there were still 22 Premier League teams, 2004–05, and 2008–09.

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Jordan Ayew equals John Paintsil’s Ghana record



After earning his 91st appearance against the Central African Republic in the final round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, Jordan Ayew hit a significant milestone in his Ghanaian career.

The 31-year-old gained further honors when he assumed leadership of the team in the absence of his brother Andre Ayew. He entered Ghana’s encounter with his head held high after winning the Crystal Palace Player of the Month award for August.

Mohammed Kudus’ outstanding free-kick goal and Ernest Nuamah’s late goal for the Black Stars—who was making only his second appearance—in the 88th minute helped Ghana, led by Jordan Ayew, come from behind to defeat their opponents 2-1.

In terms of Ghanaian internationals with the most outings, Jordan Ayew is now tied for fourth place with Andre Ayew (114), Asamoah Gyan (109), and Richard Kingson (93).

The former Olympique Marseille player declared after the game that he was prepared to raise his total with other contests.

He added, “I still have games left to play.”

Ayew, who has played for the squad consistently since his debut in 2010, has scored 19 goals and is expected to play a bigger role in Ghana’s upcoming games, including those in the 2026 World Cup qualifications and the 2023 AFCON competition, which will take place in Ivory Coast next year.

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Neymar claims Saudi league could top Ligue 1 already



According to Brazilian captain Neymar, the football league in Saudi Arabia may already be more competitive than Ligue 1 in France.

The 31-year-old attacker left Paris Saint-Germain in August for approximately £77.5 million with add-ons for the Saudi Pro League.

In a transfer window that saw Saudi teams spend more than £700 million on foreign players, Neymar signed with Al-Hilal.

I wouldn’t be astonished if the Saudi league is superior to the French, he remarked, given the names that were sent to Saudi Arabia.

According to data from the football governing organization Fifa, Saudi clubs’ spending on foreign agreements this summer was second only to the Premier League, whose teams spent just under £1.6bn on foreign transactions.

Although Al-Ittihad was unable to lure Mohamed Salah away from Liverpool, other Premier League players, including Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, and Fabinho, moved to Saudi Arabia.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, Georginio Wijnaldum of PSG, and Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich were also courted by Saudi clubs.

Marcelo Brozovic, the captain of Inter Milan in the Champions League final, Franck Kessie of Barcelona, Jota of Celtic, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio are among more players who have made the move to the Saudi Pro League.

A brand-new transfer world record might have also occurred. After making a £259 million offer, PSG allowed Al-Hilal to speak with Kylian Mbappe. However, the forward chose to stay with the French champions, and Neymar was instead sold.

Although Neymar’s tenure in Paris was limited by ankle ailments after transferring from Barcelona for a record sum of £200 million in 2017, he assisted PSG in winning five Ligue 1 championships.

While representing Brazil internationally, Neymar said: “I can promise you that Saudi Arabian football is the same. We have goalposts, and the ball is spherical.

“There is no mystery. There, we practice hard because we still have a strong desire to win.

“I want Al-Hilal to win championships. Not much has changed.

Saudi Pro League, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, poses a greater threat than not.
The Saudi deadline, which ended over a week after the top leagues in Europe, drew criticism from a number of Premier League managers.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, stated last week that the Saudi Pro League felt more dangerous than not. According to Klopp, it’s important to “protect the game and ensure that European leagues remain as strong as they are.”

Henderson, a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community, claimed that criticism of his transfer had “really hurt” him.

Given that same-sex sexual conduct is prohibited in Saudi Arabia, some LGBTQ+ activists have questioned his decision.

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Richard Ofori and Jordan Ayew train with the Black Stars in Kumasi



Prior to their upcoming encounter against Central African Republic (CAR), Black Stars teammates Richard Ofori and Jordan Ayew arrived in Kumasi in time for their team’s first training session.

After landing in Kumasi, the team held their first practice at the Baba Yara Stadium with 24 players present (Joseph Paintsil was not there).

when previously reported by DEK360ghana, the squad held its first practice on Monday in Accra with only approximately 12 players present. However, most of the players eventually joined when they traveled from the capital to Kumasi.

While his teammates continue to train in Kumasi in preparation for the crucial encounter, Paintsil is the only unfit player who is considered present in Accra.

However, because the event was intended to be private, access to the Baba Yara Stadium was refused to both media and spectators.

As the pivotal game in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier approaches, the team is slated to hold another practice that will likely be accessible to the media.

Ghana must either win or draw to qualify for the tournament, which will be hosted by Ivory Coast’s neighbors the following year, while CAR must win in order to advance.

The game kicks off on Thursday at the Baba Yara Stadium at 16:00GMT

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