Three Worthy Replacements For Arsene Wenger Who Arsenal Can Consider
According to BBC, Arsene Wenger has announced he is stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, bringing an end to a 22-year reign.
Wenger issued a statement on Friday that he is set to leave the club before his latest contract was due to expire. It was a shock announcement on Friday morning ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with West Ham.
Wenger has tasted innumerable success as Arsenal manager and his influence was one of the key reasons why the North London club reached so many highs in the last decade. The Frenchman not only turned the Gunners into one of the world’s biggest football clubs, he also revolutionised the game in England.
Having announced his departure on Friday, here are three managers of high pedigree capable of replacing Wenger in the Arsenal hot seat.
Carlo Ancelotti has tasted rich success as a manager wherever he has been. An experienced and wily tactician, the Italian would represent a safe bet at Arsenal as they look to rebuild following the end of the Arsene Wenger era.
I think they need someone who would bring Arsenal closer to the standard of modern aggressive Premier League teams and Ancelotti fits the bill perfectly despite lacking success domestically.
Ancelotti has won three Champions Leagues and that speak volumes about his managerial credentials.
An aggressive and a masterly tactician, Thomas Tuchel made his name as a manager with Mainz in the Bundesliga before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2015 to replace Jurgen Klopp.
The German has decent managerial experience but doubts surround over his credentials because of the fact that he was let go by Dortmund just weeks after winning the 2016-17 German Cup.
However, in the Bundesliga, Tuchel earned a reputation as one of German football’s most tactically astute young coaches, regularly switching up formations according to the game in hand.
One of Tuchel’s strong suits is that he can readily react to the tactical set-up of the opponent and at the age of 44, he would enjoy a long run as Arsenal manager.
Max Allegri has solid experience in Europe and is one of the astute coaches across Europe. Since joining Juventus in 2014, Allegri has led Juve to three consecutive domestic doubles, also helping the Turin giants reach the finals of the Champions League.
The Italian is highly praised for his man-management skills and keeps the ability to adapt to different systems as per the need of the game. He employs a system that is excellent at taking advantage of opponent’s errors and minimising their own.
Allegri’s teams are defensively solid and tactically sound and Arsenal desperately need a manager with fresh ideas and methodologies. In that aspect, Allegri is the best man to replace Wenger and the Italian would simply tick a few boxes which other managers won’t be able to do.