Wenger’s Replacement: Rodgers, Tuchel, Henry or Ancelotti?

◼️ After the announcement of the coach of Arsenal, who will leave the London club at the end of the season after almost 22 years in office, and is looking for his replacement.

Arsenal is facing the task of seeking a new coach for the first time since 1996 after Arsene Wenger announced Friday that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Wenger guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his almost 22-year contract, but the club’s inability to win the English top division since 2003-04 has weighed heavily among his supporters and the task of ending That drought will be one of the main priorities for his successor.

Several names have been submitted to replace him, and Wenger himself has talked about the potential of one of his former players to assume the great responsibility. Here are some of the possible candidates:

Massimiliano Allegri

After guiding Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles, and with a fourth in his sights, Allegri has the experience of leading a superior team full of great egos. However, the failure of Juve in the Champions League is still a disappointment for many.

Carlo Ancelotti

Having been unemployed after his brief stint at Bayern Munich, Ancelotti would be a safe option. The Italian is a master at maintaining harmony in the locker room, has the trajectory of the main trophies that fans of Arsenal long for, and enjoyed a happy moment in London as Chelsea coach between 2009 and 2011.

Unai Emery

Despite their protests, Emery is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, having failed in his attempt to achieve the Champions League. A successful coach in Spain and France, could replicate the same in England, and would not have the same pressure as in the Parc des Princes.

Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique has remained under the radar since leaving Barcelona as a sold-out figure after three successful seasons. For a long time it was touted as a possible replacement for Wenger and the reports even claim to have held informal talks.

Thierry Henry

A legend of Arsenal and even his top scorer of all time. The current assistant of Roberto Martinez in Belgium is undoubtedly a popular choice among fans. He also has the support of the board, and Josh Kroenke, son of the majority shareholder, apparently identifies the Frenchman as Wenger’s ideal replacement.

Joachim Löw

After 12 years in charge of Germany, it is said that Löwestá is plotting a return to club football and has been described as the main candidate to replace Wenger in some reports. Löw won the 2014 World Cup and the Confederations 2017 with the German national team and knows how to handle expectations. He also likes Mesut Ozil, figure of Arsenal.

Brendan Rodgers

After his departure from Liverpool, Rodgers converted Celtic into record Scottish football conquerors since moving to Glasgow, silencing a large number of skeptics. The 45-year-old has said he has no plans to run back to the Premier League, but the appeal of Emirates Stadium could be tempting.

Thomas Tuchel

Exciting and offensive football manager, Tuchel would stylistically fit into the position of Arsenal coach. However, he left Borussia Dortmund in a kind of cloud after his relationship with executives such as Hans-Joachim Watzke became tense. He is also called to direct Paris Saint-Germain.

Patrick Vieira

Appointed by Wenger himself to take his place, Vieira has perfected his trainer role with New York City since January 2016, having worked with the Elite Development team of Manchester City. The ex-captain of the Gunners was the heart of Wenger’s best teams and would be a popular choice for a number of fans, although, like Henry, his relative lack of experience brings with it an element of risk.

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