Ronald Koeman has been urged to take over from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this summer by former footballer and sports pundit Matt Le Tissier.
Arsene Wenger is yet to decide whether he will give up his role as Gunners boss when his contract runs out at the end of the season, so there is much speculation at the moment surrounding who could possible take over from the Frenchman.
Massimiliano Allegri is a name that keeps popping up, despite his keenness to play down such reports, and Ronald Koeman’s name has been tipped for the step up.
The Dutch boss has been impressing in the Premier League over the past few season, firstly with Southampton from 2014 before joining Everton last summer.
The 53 year-old would fit into Arsenal’s philosophy of promoting youth players through the ranks which would be a huge plus in his appointment, although he is not known for his big named signings, which may worry the fans.
Le Tissier claims he would be able to build a team with stronger characters, with Wenger said to be ‘suffering fools’ in his current crop.
Matt said; ‘A change of manager is the key. I agreed with the Arsenal boys, Charlie and Merse, in taking Ronald Koeman. I think he wouldn’t suffer fools quite a gladly as Wenger and would surround himself with stronger characters.
‘I think they’re also short of a top-quality centre and central-midfielder. Coquelin and Xhaka aren’t doing it for me and they need somebody in there with more substance and character.
‘As a club and with their players they should be going for the title, certainly closer than they have been for a number of years, but something clearly isn’t right.’
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