The qualities Arsenal’s next manager needs by Konstantin Mitov
A lot has been said about Emery’s replacement recently and a lot of names have been flying around, but the truth is nobody knows what the truth is regarding Arsenal’s next manager.
One day it’s Nuno, then Arteta, the Brendan Rodgers, who knows what it’ll be tomorrow? Regardless this appointment is even more difficult than the one we had when Arsene left.
It’s mid-season and it’s been over 20 years since we’ve last did such a thing. We’re also in a giant mess. We can’t defend, we’ve lacked creativity, and overall we lack confidence and quality in most areas of the pitch. Now add to that the constant backroom changes and you see the task ahead is difficult.
So what are the main qualities the next guy has to offer? We need someone with charisma, who would lift the spirits and connect with the fans. We’ve been disjointed. If I am Arsenal’s next manager I would order players to applaud the fans before and after each game, no matter the result. Show a desire to bridge the bond between fans and players. Show that the team cares for us and it will immediately be met with support.
Then comes the no-brainer that we need a coach who can set up a proper defense. The players we have in this position are extremely poor, so we need a wizard here. Some people even suggest Chris Wilder. Whether I believe such a manager can be a success at Arsenal is another topic, but with our current situation I am not sure we’ll be able to persuade any of the top guns to manage us.
Regardless we need a strong personality who will immediately earn the players’ respect and resolve the captaincy issues we have right now. He also needs to find the best 11 and a way to fit Ozil, Auba, Laca and Pepe on the pitch together without abondoning the defense (not that it actually does anything right now).
We need a man with Authority to deal with people who’ve been plain average for a while, and somehow got away with it for being the managers fault. The new head coach needs to immediately earn the players respect and not many coaches of that calibre are available right now.
It would also be lovely to have someone who knows the English game and the language. Emery had communication issues and this can easily eat up another manager.
Finally we need a man who can work in a system where you need to communicate with people like Raul, Venkai, Edu and others. The new guy wont call all the shots and since we spent a lot of money in the summer, he’ll have to deal with the current squad which as we can see is full of players not good enough for Arsenal.
So put all those ingredients in the mixer and see what name comes out? Is it Poch, Arteta or Nuno? Can it be Brendan Rodgers? He said he is committed to Leicester, but football had taught us that what you say and do can often be different.
Anyway, a decision has to be taken quick, yet not too rash, because this appointment is massive. We can’t throw another year in the trash. So who should be the man in your opinion?
See you in the comments.