Arsene Wenger is into the last year of his contract and there is much speculation claiming that he could be set to finally leave the club come the end of the season.
Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus and Eddie Howe of Bournemouth have both been strongly linked, but the Mirror is now claiming that a combination of Rafael Benitez and Thierry Henry could well come in.
The Spaniard is currently sitting top of the Championship table with Newcastle, one point above Brighton, but more importantly seven pòints away from dropping out of the automatic promotion spots.
Benitez is claimed to be on the shortlist to take over from Wenger for when he finally steps down, and the Mirror also claimed that he ‘will‘ ask Thierry Henry to work with him in a coaching capacity.
How the publication is able to make such a conclusion is some complete madness to me, especially as they have no claims that Arsenal have even made an attempt to talk to the manager or his club, and could have no idea what the former Liverpool manager’s thoughts would be should he choose to accept.
How they came to the idea is not what we are interested here however, as we know many of the reports we read are BS, but would you welcome a duo of Henry and Rafa taking over the helm?
Benitez’s most recent success in England came with Chelsea, when leading them to Europa League glory after taking over from Roberto Di Matteo half-way through the season, but was overlooked to take on the role permanently, and moved to Napoli instead.
The 56 year-old has brought to success to most of the roles which he has taken on, including winning two La Liga titles in his first three terms with Valencia, the Champions League in his very first year with Liverpool as well as various other successes elsewhere.
Would the #WengerOut brigade be happy to get their wish if Benitez and Henry were his replacements?