West Ham monitoring Freddie Ljungberg as potential Manuel Pellegrini replacement.
Arsenal’s new boss, Freddie Ljungberg is one good stint away from earning another leading role in the Premier League.
The Swede has just been named Arsenal manager on an interim basis with the Gunners looking to name a permanent replacement as soon as they can.
A report from Star Sports claims that the Hammers are currently considering if they should fire Manuel Pellegrini or not.
The Chilean claimed a great win away at Chelsea today and may have bought himself some time but he is a long way from being safe.
Pellegrini is currently being considered as one of the favourites to be fired by his club and West Ham are considering Ljungberg as a potential replacement.
The report further claims that Ljungberg is highly thought of in the managerial circle and the Swede could land the job if he does a good job as Arsenal’s caretaker manager.
Ljungberg played the 2007/2008 season at West Ham after leaving Arsenal and the Hammers’ fans fondly remember his time there.
Norwich City represents Ljungberg’s first opponent as a senior manager and he will be keen to start on a high note.
You have to think this is a bit premature, I doubt his name was even thought off prior to the sacking of Emery. However, if he does get Arsenal off to a good start under his tenure then his stock will surely rise.
Another factor to take into consideration is that Ljungberg will probably no longer be an assistant manager once a permanent manager is named.