The season’s end on Sunday means that Arsene Wenger’s tenure with the club is coming to a swift and decisive end. Once the final whistle blows on the match in Huddersfield, all eyes will turn to Ivan Gazidis as he maneuvers his way towards finding Wenger’s successor. As of now, here’s what we know about candidates and the rumors.
Everton are thought to be considering New York City FC manager and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira as the Merseyside club and its fans have grown disillusioned with Sam Allardyce (which was the obvious, inevitable outcome to his appointment, but yeah), and they are rumored to be looking for “a young, dynamic coach.” Sound familiar?
There has been quite the smoke emanating from Turin that Juventus manager Max Allegri is looking to sort his future out with the club, which has prompted Arsenal to strongly consider the Italian to replace Wenger, so says a lot of different sources. While Allegri’s credentials warrant a close look, his style of play doesn’t necessarily line up with Ivan Gazidis’s preferred traits in a new manager – young, modern, and attacking. However, managerial philosophy warts aside, Allegri knows how to pique Tottenham. Maybe he’s the perfect man, if so?