Roberto Mancini is claimed to have turned down a number of job offers, in hope of landing the Arsenal manager’s job in the near future.
The Italian recently parted ways with Inter Milan, who have moved to bring in Ronald De Boer in his place, and is being touted for jobs in various countries.
Mancini was in line for a switch to China, with a monster salary no doubt on offer from Super League side Hubei China Fortune, but he is claimed to have turned the move down.
The coach will now take a break from football, with the intention of returning to manage in England in the future, having enjoyed a spell with Manchester City previously.
Arsenal is believed to be in his forethought for a possible move back to the Premier League, and with Arsene Wenger in his final year of his contract, that job may well come available in the near future.
A section of the club’s fans have moved to turn on the Frenchman in recent seasons, with a protest having been attempted to be had during a home match toward the back end of last term, which was somewhat countered by cheers, and chants of ‘there’s only one Arsene Wenger’.
Fans are clearly divided on how the club should progress and move forward, but what is clear for the moment is that there will be a huge uproar from the Gunners faithful should the club fail to bring in a new striker in the current window.
Would you like to see Mancini take over from Wenger in the near future? Do you think the board would see him as a viable option considering their stance on spending?