If you’re listening to the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Arsene Wenger has already left his post at Arsenal for the England job.
The latest men to be linked with what will probably become one of the most coveted roles in Europe if and when Wenger decides he’s had enough are former player Patrick Vieira and Borussia Dortmund boss, Thomas Tuchels.
Vieira has been linked purely because The Independent think he should. They believe that there’s a clear distinction between his ‘transparent aggression’ in his playing days and his recent time as a manager of New York City FC. However, I’m not convinced that the ex-midfielder could just walk into such a large job straight away after only moving to the MLS in 2015.
Tuchels, on the other hand, is reportedly thinking of packing in his job with Dortmund as he’s unhappy with the role of the club’s talent spotter, Sven Mislintat. He’s been linked before and would be a logical candidate, should Wenger step down.
But that’s the thing. As far as we know, Le Professeur hasn’t stepped down. His contract runs out at the end of this season but no announcement has been made either way regarding his future. At this point in time, the job Vieira and Tuchels are being linked with doesn’t even exist.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone has also been mentioned in relation to the potential job opening, as well as Bournemouth boss, Eddie Howe.
Right now, I can’t even begin to imagine who could possibly take over at our club.