How prepared is Freddie Ljungberg to becoming Arsenal manager?
You have to think that Arsenal is going to be forced to fire Unai Emery if results on the pitch don’t change soon. There have been several candidates who could become the next Gunners manager and we continue our series of articles with former Gunners star, Freddie Ljungberg.
Ljungberg is still an unknown quantity as far as being a manager in world football is concerned, however, being a former Gunner we can make a case for him being a candidate who understands the club’s culture and desire of their fans.
Having won two Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, and one Community Shield, Ljungberg may be able to restore the winning mindset into the current group of Arsenal players.
He has worked with the youngsters and knows them inside out. He is probably very respected by the players and that in itself is essential for the next manager.
For an inexperienced manager, the Arsenal job is probably too high profile for Ljungberg. Unai Emery has had success in different countries and across the continent yet he has struggled to get Arsenal firing, Ljungberg would probably also struggle.
The 42-year-old has also had too little experience with managerial success, his stint as assistant manager at Wolfsburg lasted just six months before he and the head coach were fired, as the assistant to Emery they have also not achieved any tangible success to suggest that he can be a better manager.
Ljungberg’s time will come to be a senior manager, but he is too much of a risk for Arsenal at this time.
This is the seventh in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.