Sport Arsenal managerial appointment could be accelerated as more rivals drop out

14:30  16 may  2018
14:30  16 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Arsene Wenger to consider taking non-management role

  Arsene Wenger to consider taking non-management role Arsene Wenger has given an indication that he is open to taking up an ‘upstairs role’ at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. The Telegraph have revealed that Wenger is to ‘seriously consider’ stepping away from managerial duties and take up an upstairs position in the light of an executive role offer from PSG. Wenger leaves his post at Arsenal after 22 years in charge and he said he would initially take a few weeks off to decide his next move. Wenger said: “Maybe with a distance I will think, ‘no, maybe it’s a time to change a little bit direction.That’s what I have to decide. This has been a fantastic period for me but I have to turn the page and go for the next challenge.” Another job opening could be on the cards for Wenger with the possibility of taking the ‘general manager’ position at PSG, alongside the new incoming head coach Thomas Tuchel. Arsenal are yet to offer the role to Wenger and according to the Telegraph, ‘there is no prospect of him taking any sort of upstairs role just now at Arsenal.’ The Gunners have plans to appointment a new manager first and Wenger hopes that some of his old coaching staff will remain at the club. He said: “Of course people who come in also want their own staff, it’s about finding the right adjustment. I always tried to have a local person, who knows the culture, who knows the habits, the tradition and makes sure you don’t make the mistakes.

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The Gunners dropped out of the top four of the table this week following their disruptive draw with Do Arsenal need more numbers, or more specifically another central midfielder? we are alrdy trailling rivals , his decision not to get a reliable LB or CM to replace Santi ll just make it worse.

It is believed that Arsenal could accelerate the appointment of Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor as other candidates for the post continue to be ruled out, according to the Telegraph.

With the club having now interviewed all of the main candidates, Arteta has emerged as the firm favourite to succeed Wenger in the past few days.

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Massimiliano Allegri was also a candidate for the post but he has seemingly ruled himself out by revealing he plans to stay at Juventus.

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann was the other candidate who was the most serious rival to Arteta for the position, but Hoffenheim are adamant that Nagelsmann will be going nowhere.

Arsenal cut managerial shortlist to Allegri and Arteta

  Arsenal cut managerial shortlist to Allegri and Arteta According to a report from The Telegraph, Arsenal have cut their managerial shortlist down to two contenders as they close in on Arsene Wenger’s successor. Massimo Allegri and former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta are thought to be leading the race to take over at the Emirates this summer. Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann, Germany boss Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli have all been considered but not deemed as viable candidates. City are desperate to keep hold of Arteta, who is rated highly by both Arsenal and Pep Guardiola himself but are unlikely to stand in his way should the job become a serious possibility. Allegri has seen his long-term future at Juventus questioned but the Italian has raised his concerns about taking the Arsenal job. The club’s boardroom structure is said to be a worrying factor for the Juventus boss, which may boost the Gunners’ hopes of hiring Arteta this summer.

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If the appointment goes through, it will also put Arsenal very much in pole position to sign Lionel Messi if the Argentina superstar ever decides to Liverpool defender Gomez ruled OUT of Champions League final and could miss this summer's World Cup after having surgery Suffered ankle injury.

Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen said:

““Julian Nagelsmann will be our coach next season, 100 per cent.””

Former player and club legend Patrick Vieira, has also been approached by Arsenal for the vacant manager’s position but it is believed the Frenchman has not received any feedback.

Vieira is currently in charge of New York City. According to the Telegraph, Vieira fears he will be overlooked and that his chance to return to Arsenal in a management position has gone.

Vieira is said to be confound about whether he has ever been viewed as a serious candidate for the job.

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Chelsea reportedly closing in on Sarri appointment .
Chelsea are nearing an agreement with Maurizio Sarri as they close in on their next managerial appointment, according to reports in Italy. The Blues are understood to have identified the former Napoli manager as their number one target to replace Antonio Conte who, despite being expected to leave Stamford Bridge, is yet to be dismissed as things stand. Sarri led Napoli to an impressive season in Serie A as he helped them amass a staggering total of 91 points. However, Juventus ended up pipping them to the title in the final stages of the campaign. Napoli relieved Sarri of his duties as the club’s first-team manager this week as they appointed Carlo Ancelotti. This means that Chelsea have an ideal opportunity to pounce, with Sarri set to be available as of June. According to Italian news outlet La Repubblica, the Blues are indeed edging ever closer to reaching an agreement with Sarri over the managerial role at Stamford Bridge. It’s stated in the report that the terms currently on the table are for Sarri to pen a two-year deal with Chelsea as they bid to push their way back into the Champions League next season. La Repubblica also state that Sarri will earn €6m per year if he pens the new contract at Chelsea, which seems somewhat likely given these emerging reports.

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