Mancini Admits Interest in Arsenal Job! by AT
Following Arsenal’s miserable start to the new season, the pressure is continuing to mount on the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger. In fact, the level of dissatisfaction amongst the Arsenal fans is so high that it seems as though the vast majority are calling for the Frenchman’s head. While the Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp seems to be the fans’ preferred choice, another top European manager has today thrown his name into the hat.
Roberto Mancini, who had a very successful stint as manager of Manchester City, has hinted on his interest in taking over at the Emirates after Arsene Wenger. Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, the current Inter Milan boss said: “Ten years ago I would have chosen Serie A but now I would have to say the Premier League (on his favourite League to manage in.) The Italian added: “I would have loved to have managed Arsenal, a club with a special charm. But there is still time.”
Now it is no secret that Roberto Mancini thrives on the high competition of the Premier League and judging by what he said, the former City boss seems to be very open about the prospect of returning to England and has given us a strong hint about where he would like to manage. I’m pretty sure that Mancini is well aware of the pressure mounting on Arsene Wenger at the Emirates and he seems to have casually dropped his name into the mix of potential replacements should the Frenchman be asked to leave or if he chooses to step down himself.
Now let’s face it, the only reason why Jurgen Klopp is the favourite to be Wenger’s successor is because of his philosophy, which is strikingly similar to that of the legendary Arsenal boss. But in my opinion, I feel like the club could do with a philosophy change. Should Wenger be replaced, his successor should be someone who will come in with a winning mentality, someone who can guide the squad to win at all costs. Keeping that in mind and considering Mancini’s previous success in the English game, I think he will be a better choice to take over from Wenger and judging by what he said, the former Italian international seems to be very interested in the job.
Would we want him?