Who are the favorites to become the next Arsenal manager?
The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton in the Premier League last weekend and Unai Emery is under severe pressure at the club. Arsenal have now played 6 games in a row without a win, including Europa League and League Cup matches. Their worst run in decades. The end for Emery feels inevitable now but, after Jose Mourinho joined Tottenham, who could replace the Spaniard on a permanent basis? All bets are on!
Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly been contacted by Arsenal about the prospect of replacing Unai Emery as the next Arsenal manager. The former Juventus manager is certainly among the bookies’ favorites to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal. He was even interviewed when Arsene Wenger left the club last year.
Arteta also interviewed for the job when Arsene Wenger announced his plans to leave the club. The Manchester City assistant is a former Gunners midfielder, something that surely gives him an advantage over other potential candidates. Could he bring the type of football that Pep Guardiola plays to the Emirates?
Pochettino led Tottenham to four successive top-four finishes and the Champions League final last season before getting sacked last week. An impressive feat in times when long term football managers seem to be a thing of the past. If the Argentine wants to stay in London, choosing Arsenal over Manchester United might make sense to him. Though, Gary Neville has warned Mauricio Pochettino that his success may be limited if he decides to become the next Arsenal manager.