More names thrown into the ring as Sven Mislintat’s successor by Martin
Arsenal has been looking for a new head of recruitment ever since Sven Mislintat departed at the beginning of February and today we can add two more names to the long list of potential successors.
According to some reports, Mislintat left his post after falling out with the director of football Raul Sanllehi.
Since then we have been linked with former Gunner Marc Overmars and Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, commonly known as Monchi, neither of those worked out, Overmars stayed at Ajax and Monchi returned to his former club Sevilla.
Then there has been Luis Campos and by some accounts, he remains in the frame.
Now we can add former Barcelona sporting directors Robert Fernandez and Andoni Zubizarreta to the ever-growing list of candidates. Phew, this is a bit like Brexit, basically, no one has a clue who will be taking the job on.
I will be honest and admit that I have no idea who is best suited to the job, it does seem, in my opinion, that Sanllehi may be part of the problem, I have no concrete information to back that up, just my opinion.
I base that on the fact that we are a huge club, one of the richest on the planet playing in the richest league and yet former players, unemployed former sporting directors and those with smaller clubs just keep on turning us down, why the hell is that? what is going on that such a prestigious position is not being snapped up by all these experienced directors?
You can all draw your own conclusions, I certainly have done so and it is a bit depressing I must say.