Speculation regarding Arsene Wenger’s future has commonly been a topic on the lips of many Arsenal fans. Over the course of the season, the fans, journalists and even himself have questioned his future at the Emirates.
With reported interest from PSG being reported over the past few weeks and with Alex Ferguson retiring it’s looking more possible than ever that Wenger could leave. But who could replace the Frenchman? Here are five candidates who deserve to be considered:
The Scotsman has enjoyed a very successful time at Everton since he took over in 2002. Working with limited resources, he manages to bring in players for relatively low sums and make them work together as a great squad. With Arsenal having large sums to spend and an already talented squad, Moyes could really flourish in North London.
Another manager with an eye for low-cost players is Swansea manager Michael Laudrup. He has a good eye for players, most notably Michu, whom he signed for just £2.2m from Rayo Vallecano. The Arsenal board never seem too keen to invest heavily in the transfer market, so they may favour Laudrup as Wenger’s successor.
Fans favourite Dennis Bergkamp is a name that has also being brought up in speculation over a new Arsenal manager. The retired striker was loved by the Arsenal faithful in his eleven years at the club, and that group would love him equally as a manager at the club. Currently assistant manager at Dutch champions Ajax, Bergkamp could be a possibility for Arsenal Football Club.
Roberto Di Matteo
The former West Brom and Chelsea manager has enjoyed a mixed time as a manager. His work at West Brom led him to an assistant manager role at Chelsea, and he eventually became full manager. His time was successful, winning the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup in the same season that Andre Villas Boas was sacked. If Arsenal are looking for a proven manager, but also one of potential, he could be their man.
Benitez will be most likely be an unemployed man come the start of next season, and he could be a good successor to Wenger. The Spaniard is very talented, winning a UEFA Champions League with Liverpool, a FIFA Club World Cup with Inter Milan, a UEFA Cup with Valencia, and has guided Chelsea to the Europa League final despite lacking much genuine support from the fans. Benitez clearly has the credentials to take over at any club, and Arsenal could be the one he goes to next.
So who do you think could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss? Have your say in the comments below!
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