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

Arsenal to confirm new manager once coaching staff have been secured

  Arsenal to confirm new manager once coaching staff have been secured Arsenal are seemingly closing in on the appointment of former player Mikel Arteta as the club’s new first-team manager. The 36-year-old has emerged as the front-runner in the race for the Gunners’ hot-seat, which is vacant for the first time in 22 years following the departure of Arsene Wenger at the end of the season. Arteta is in pole position to land the Arsenal job and according to the Independent, the only thing left to arrange ahead of the appointment is the backroom staff for the Spaniard. It’s already been a period of upheaval for Arsenal, with several members of the club’s coaching staff leaving, along with Wenger, meaning that an overhaul is ongoing. Club legends such as Thierry Henry and Robert Pires have already been linked with moves to become parts of Arteta’s new coaching staff at the Emirates, whilst current Arsenal star Santi Cazorla could also be offered a pathway into coaching under Arteta. Despite having no managerial experience, it seems the Arsenal top brass have been convinced by Arteta’s credentials to take charge at the North London club. Arteta is understood to be well thought of among those in the Gunners’ hierarchy, with his work under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City having often been praised.

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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.

Blow for Arsenal as managerial target rules out a move to the Emirates

  Blow for Arsenal as managerial target rules out a move to the Emirates Massimiliano Allegri has ruled himself out of the running for the Arsenal job by stating his intentions to remain in charge of Juventus next season, as per a report from Sky Sports. The 50-year-old has been linked with the Arsenal job since Arsene Wenger’s departure was announced, with fans hoping his domestic success in Italy could be transferred to the Emirates. Juventus drew 0-0 with Roma at the weekend, securing their seventh successive Serie A title and their fourth with Allegri at the helm. After winning the league again, the Italian was keen to ensure he saw his future remaining with the champions: “If they don’t sack me, I’ll stay at Juventus next year too.” That leaves the Gunners having to look at other targets, with Mikel Arteta and Luis Enrique the favourites to become the first new Arsenal manager since 1996. One saving grace for the Gunners could be that if the new man doesn’t have a good season, Allegri is out of contract next summer so they could review that move in twelve months’ time. However, Arsenal will want the first post-Wenger appointment to be correct so that should not be at the forefront of their minds.

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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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