Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he’d like to become a football manager one day, which got tongues wagging – or fingers typing – over whether Gooners would welcome the playmaker at Arsenal.
Cesc admits that, while it’s a long way away, he would quite like to become a football manager one day.
“At this stage I would say that I want to get into management. In life anything can happen though, everything can change in your mind,” the Spaniard, who was at Arsenal for eight years (2003-2011), told Soccer AM, via Sky Sports.
“I am still feeling very good, very young, I think I can play for many more years, so it’s not something I feel I want to do straight away. But in the future I would like to try.”
Of course, the dream for most fans would be to have an ex-player – a legend – become Arsene Wenger’s long-term successor at Arsenal.
However, given the fact that most of the former Gunners currently/recently managing are either pretty bad at their job (Tony Adams) or not nearly experienced enough (Dennis Bergkamp), we’ll probably be waiting a long time.
Therefore, most Gooners have put that little dream in a box and slid it under their beds, knowing that we’ll have to settle for a short-term solution first.
When Cesc made his revelation though, it got Gooners dreaming again.
Cesc said in an interview for Sky that he sees himself in management when he reitres. Here's a question, would you welcome him back as an Arsenal manager?
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) February 5, 2018
In fact, when we put it to you lot on Twitter, 55% of you didn’t want to even entertain the idea of the 30-year-old one day returning to north London after his stints at Barcelona and Chelsea.
Always shown to have a childish streak. Amazing as a player but never shown anything to suggest leadership skills. Had the captaincy to try and keep him then screwed us anyway.
— SDC (@sijdcruze) February 5, 2018
Soler can come back only to tell possible signings and/or contract rebels how miserable his life was after he left this glorious club and me
— Anita (@arsenaloFka) February 5, 2018
The shithousing would be tremendous
— Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera (@PStapesy) February 5, 2018
32% of you would, no questions asked, have the midfielder back as a coach and 13% would welcome him back if he showed quality in a previous managerial role.
Depends if he has any talent for it. If Fabregas turns out to be a great manager, then sure, why not?
— Jiggy 🎭 (@Jackel_Ramzilla) February 5, 2018
If he’s ready to initially be in the support staff like what arteta is doing with pep then may be… But that is most likely if Wenger is still the manager when cesc retires which i dont see happening
— Ranganath D. (@drgooner) February 5, 2018
Why would any say no? How strange. He could end up being a great manager and you wouldn’t have him because he left us for Barcelona and then joined Chelsea? Seems very bitter to me
— Daryl W (@Darylw84) February 5, 2018
Depends on whether he has proved himself elsewhere first
— Giövanni Palumbö (@giothebigcheese) February 5, 2018
If he was truly works class then yes, not just on the basis of him potentially being decent
— Biopharma-moat (@BioPharmaMoat) February 5, 2018
Depends which club he retired from
— joko rusmartono (@joksip) February 5, 2018
He is an incredible player, but I never got the impression from other clubs he has played for outside of us that he was as a natural leader or highly regarded just highly respected and acclaimed for his talent. IMO
— Chicoritomarito (@ChicoritoMarito) February 5, 2018
Maybe as an assistant manager or a coach first, like Arteta’s current role at City. Then if he does well, he might make a good manager
— CzarFox (@CzarFox1) February 5, 2018
I wasn't sure who I wanted to replace Arsene for quite some time, now I know..https://t.co/Enk0yxAdoI
— David (@AFCCB1079) February 5, 2018
Your move I guess, Cesc.