On Friday morning, Arsene Wenger announced he’s stepping down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, but who will come in to replace him?
As grateful as we all are for Wenger’s contributions to the club, the Arsenal board now need to move fast to secure a replacement. Here are all the managers reportedly on the shortlist to replace the boss this summer:
For many, Ancelotti is the safe choice for Arsenal.
The 58-year-old has a massive amount of experience, having managed Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
The Italian manager has also been very successful in picking up trophies. He lifted at least one with all of the above clubs, including the Champions League on three different occasions.
He also won the league with four of his last five clubs, only failing to do so with Madrid.
The Gunners have already lost more games this season than Ancelotti lost in his entire spell with Bayern Munich. Although, in fairness, that isn’t saying much.
Ancelotti is currently on a leave of absence from management, after leaving Bayern Munich in September.
He should be available this summer.
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