5 names to succeed Asene Wenger as manager of Arsenal
Premier League and long serving manager Arsene Wenger has finally announced his resignation as Arsenal football club manager and is planning to leave his post at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the club.
Here are our top 5 managers to succeed the outgoing Asene Wenger.
The likelihood of Diego Simeone taking over at the Emirates seems to have lessened over the last 12 months, but the Argentine could still be a candidate for the Gunners.
Once a combative midfielder, his managerial record speaks for itself after winning the Europa League with Atletico Madrid in 2012 just months after arriving. He also steered the club to La Liga glory in 2013/14 and two Champions League finals in the space of three years.
Three-time UEFA Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has long been rumoured to be interested in a return to England after two years in charge of Chelsea from 2009 to 2011.
Ancelotti won a Premier League and FA Cup double in his very first season on these shores and has claimed league titles in four different countries in total – Italy, England, France, Germany – as well being the man to deliver Real Madrid’s long elusive 10th European title.
Although there could be competition from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique comes with the added benefit of being currently available after taking a year off following his decision to walk away from Camp Nou last May.
The ex-Spain international won the treble with Barça in his first season with the club in 2014/15 and had already served his managerial apprenticeship after several years in charge of the B team, as well as spells at Roma and Celta Vigo.
Thierry Henry is an Arsenal legend after becoming the club’s all-time top scorer during an eight year period as a player between 1999 and 2007 that brought him four Premier League Golden Boots, and saw the club win two Premier League titles and three FA Cups.
Hiring Henry as manager would no doubt prove popular, but is something of a gamble as his only senior experience to date is as an assistant coach for the Belgium national team.
Germany national team boss Joachim Low has been linked with the Arsenal job for a number of years and it would represent his first club role in 14 long years were he to be appointed.
Low won the World Cup with Germany four years ago and has taken his country to numerous semi finals and finals since taking over in 2006. His past is a concern, however, with a single season at Fenerbahce in the late 1990s his most high profile club job.