There are many Arsenal fans that are seriously hoping that this coming season will be Arsene Wenger’s last at the helm, and the latest rumour is that Le Prof is wanted as England manager to lead them to the World Cup.
So there may be rejoicing in the ranks with today’s news from the Sun that Mr. Arsenal (aka Tony Adams) is returning to the fold to work alongside Thierry Henry with the U18 Academy youngsters. Many Gooners think that Henry, as one of our biggest legends of all time, would be perfect to take over Wenger’s job when he finally moves on, but the fact is that he has absolutely zero experience as a manager.
But Adams,who is arguably as big a legend as Henry, at least has some real working knowledge of management after his stints at Wycombe, Portsmouth and his weird time running the Azerbaijani outfit Gabala. He spent his entire 19-year playing career as a Gunner making 674 appearances, and winning four league titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups and the Cup Winners’ Cup.
So I wonder if this is Wenger training a dream team to take over from him when he steps down? Maybe he would start by working as an advisor while the pair get up to scratch in the way that Wenger likes things done, with the added bonus of them getting to know the youngsters that are breaking through with a view to integrating them into the first team in the future.
Who thinks this would be a good idea?