Should Arsenal join the race for Pep Guardiola? by SS
Suddenly the two of the most sought after football managers in the world are available and with Chelsea and Manchester United desperate to sign a world class manager, both have become hot properties overnight. Man City with its ex-Barcelona colleagues, Pep is expected to go there. But this has not disheartened either Chelsea or Man Utd.
Having said that, Pep himself is a avid lover of the style of football Arsenal play and may consider this as an option. Pep may have to build new teams at Chelsea, Man Utd or Man City while Arsenal is a very young team with some world class players at their pick. With Wenger’s contract expiring next year, Pep may be a great choice to replace him. And if Arsenal wins the EPL this year, perhaps Wenger may be persuaded to step aside to make way for Pep in the summer?
But Pep believes in small tenures at the helm and than move to face a new challenge. He managed Barcelona for just four years even though he had the best team to manage and a cabinet full with trophies. He is saying good-bye to Bayern after s very successful three years. So with Arsenal, which believes in having very long terms for managers, can Pep be good choice? He will certainly move on after three years, whether he succeeds or not. Or shall we look for a manager who can successfully fill the big shoes of Wenger, and work for a longer tenure?
I think we should sign Pep and assign Thierry Henry as his assistant. Henry will learn a lot form Pep and will be fully prepared to take over when Pep leaves. Thus we will have a sweeter transition period and an Arsenal legend to manage afterwards.
Opinions divided Gooners ?……..