Arsenal finances may be the biggest stumbling block in their search for a world-class manager.
Arsenal is searching for a new manager after they fired Unai Emery following a series of disappointing results.
Freddie Ljungberg has been offered the position temporarily but he is unlikely to be a long term hire. In the meantime, the club is said to be searching for a permanent manager.
Reports from the Express claims that Arsenal is struggling to get a top manager as their next appointee because they have set aside a low budget.
The report claims that Arsenal hasn’t been making as much money as their rivals due to the poor value of their players as well as their absence from the Champions League.
Emery earned £6 Million per season, but the likes of Max Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino and Carlo Ancelotti whom the Gunners have targeted could command at least double that.
OK, I have to be honest, I am not sure of the veracity of this report.
In the summer Arsenal was supposed to have only a budget of £45 Million and we saw how accurate that was.
I have little confidence in the Arsenal board but even they must know that spending ten, twelve, fifteen million per year on a world-class manager is serious value for money.
Managers make a world of difference, we have seen that at Man Utd and penny pinching when it comes to employing a top-quality manager is ridiculous.
If this report turns out to be true then the board deserve to be condemned without reservation.