There is a growing sense that the tenure of Arsene Wenger as the manager of Arsenal is growing short and whether the Frenchman gets another season and runs down his current contract or leaves at the end of the current campaign is probably as much down to him as the board and could be determined on what happens on the pitch and on the terraces in the next couple of months.
Even the Wenger supporters that feel there has been a lack of respect towards the prof from some sections of the fans and the media are starting to see that it might be time for a change but one of the big worries is about who can fill his boots. A lot of us were hoping for Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp but those ships have sailed and neither Thierry henry or Patrick Vieira are ready to take on such a massive job.
According to a Metro report there are two major candidates being considered by the club and they are the Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and the outward bound Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini. It seems a bit odd because they are very different characters, with the Chilean being very much like Wenger and the Argentinean being almost the opposite.
I am not really sure that either of the two would be the right choice. Too much change on one hand and not enough on the other but I do, for once, agree with the pundit Robbie Savage who told Radio 5 Live that he thinks the ideal choice would be the Dutch boss of Southampton Ronald Koeman.
Savage said, “I think he’s a fantastic young manager with great ideas and plays great football. So I think there are replacements out there for Arsene Wenger.”
Koeman does seem to me to have the right blend of passion and intelligence and his teams can defend and battle as well as being based on the passing and creative side of things. Which of the three would you rather see in the Arsenal hotseat?