Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Steve Bould and Tony Adams should be in contention to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the club's next manager.
Writing for the London Evening Standard, Redknapp has insisted that the top four clubs in England should look at young British coaches as they plan for the future.
Gunners chief Arsene Wenger recently hinted that he could finally leave the Emirates behind at the end of next season, but it's far from certain as to whether the club recognises Bould or Adams as viable candidates to replace him in the dugout.
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One thing is for sure, Redknapp certainly wants to see British coaches being handed the opportunity to shine on the grandest stage.
Redknapp wrote: "Take the top four clubs. People talk about Chelsea maybe replacing Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger won’t go on too much longer at Arsenal, Pellegrini is always under pressure at City and Louis van Gaal says it will be his last job at Manchester United.
"It is almost impossible to see a British coach getting one of those jobs when they come up though.
"Look at Alan Pardew. He’s done a superb job at Crystal Palace. Put him in charge of City and I think there’s every chance he could win the League with them. But he might never get the chance.
"Why shouldn’t Arsenal give Steve Bould a go? Or Tony Adams?"
Redknapp has a point, of course. It would be great to see the best talent being given the platform to prove their credentials, but that's always going to be difficult with the money currently loitering around in the English game.
The big boys have the financial clout to entice some of the biggest names in world football, so the likes of Bould, Adams and Co. will have to establish themselves before securing the top jobs.
One thing is for sure, after the longevity of Wenger, the hierarchy will have a huge decision to make in the near future.
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