Liverpool travel to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League next week.
The former Magpies shot-stopper is now on the books of relegation rivals Sunderland.
The Potters have been on a fine run in the Premier League that has seen them climb to eighth place, winning four of their last six games.
The 49-year-old Frenchman left Villa on Tuesday night after only 147 days in charge, but did the team make any improvement during his reign?
Taking a look at three Tottenham Hotspur players who could make all the difference this weekend.
This season has seen a remarkable change in fortune for Premier League hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion.
Aston Villa are on the hunt for a new manager following the dismissal of Remi Garde earlier this week.
The Australian's stunning strike secured a victory over Kilmarnock.
Chris Wood has scored eight goals in 28 matches for Leeds United so far.
Tjaronn Chery has scored four goals in his last seven appearances for Queens Park Rangers.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Adam Lallana from Liverpool in the January transfer window.
Leeds United moved fifth in the Championship on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old was given an unfamiliar role for Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Liverpool overcame Sunderland 2-0 this weekend but how did their Senegal international do?
The former Chelsea and Arsenal defender has written off Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League title chances.
Leeds United lost against Rotherham United in the Championship on Saturday evening.
From Leyton Orient to the Leaning Tower, the majority of Cellino's first signings are anywhere but Elland Road
Tottenham Hotspur lost against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Liverpool won against Sunderland at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly keen on Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede.
Barclays has hired Bank of America 's Eric Biddle as an investment banker to retail and consumer companies, according to people familiar with the matter.
A Deutsche Bank unit will pay more than $4m to settle allegations that it failed to properly report data on millions of options trades, according to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) document.
Artifical intelligence (A.I.) isn't likely to take your job any time soon, in fact it's going to make your work a lot more rewarding, according to the CEO of a company that automates basic tasks using a digital workforce.