I was just browsing around the internet aimlessly (as I do!) and I found a website that is advertising prices on who will take over as Arsenal manager if and when Arsene Wenger retires.
So I thought; That’s an interesting question….
So, according to the two bookies offering prices, the two favourites are Martin O’Neill and Jose Mourinho. O’Neill I can understand. He is used to spending little money but still being reasonably successful at Aston Villa, but Mourinho? No chance! I could never see the board offering to give him £200million to buy his own team, and the Arsenal fans are unlikely to look favourably on an ex-Chelsea coach anyway.
But there are some good possibilities on the list. What about the great Thierry Henry. He definitely loves the club and having works for years under Wenger certainly knows the way that Arsenal operate. One bookie gives him at 12/1 but the other will give you 20/1. Would that be the one for you?
What about Owen Coyle. He is definitely the up-and-coming young English manager. His exploits at Burnley and now Bolton have made him stand out. Surely he will move to a bigger club one day? And David Moyes has quietly made Everton into a regular top 6 team although I doubt he will ever leave Goodison Park…
Or perhaps Liam Brady? He is Arsenal through and through, and as head of Arsenal’s youth development, he will know most of the players intimately. He is only seven years younger than Wenger though so may be overlooked?
A couple of names made me laugh, like Roberto Mancini and Raymond Domenech. Surely not? And who the hell is Co Adriaanse?
Who would YOU like as manager? Or who do you think the Arsenal board would pick?
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