Piers Morgan chatted up Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at an awards show recently, and because Piers can't help himself most of the time, he decided to dig right in and ask a pretty interesting question.
"Jose, can you give me a glimmer of hope?
"That you may one day come and manage Arsenal?"
Then came Mourinho's response:
"Ah, I see. Well let me put it like this: one day I will leave Chelsea, and when I do I will continue living in London. There are a number of other opportunities for a manager in London - Fulham, QPR, West Ham, Spurs, the England national team...and Arsenal.
"Well, we can rule out Spurs, obviously," [Morgan] said.
"Because they're useless."
"And there's no chance of you ever going to those other club sides, either," [Morgan] said.
Jose leaned into me conspiratorially. "So, Piers, we are left with two options, yes? Arsenal and the England national team.
"Which one?" [Morgan] gabbled frantically.
"Patience," he replied. "For now I have given you what you wanted - a glimmer of hope."
For what it's worth, I see Mourinho taking over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal as a near-impossibility, for many different reasons. However, outside of the two known absolutes in life, everything else can't ever be ruled out.
Here's the scary thing: deep down inside, we, as Arsenal fans, would cheer for his squads. I know you might not believe it now, or refuse to believe it now, but only a very slim percentage of current Arsenal fans would abandon their fandom as a result of his hiring. The rest of the vast majority would continue being Arsenal fans, thus end up standing behind him as manager.
Fight it as much as you wish, but that's the secret truth in this story and potential future managerial possibility.