Arsenal are reportedly looking at Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann to replace Arsene Wenger.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are keeping an eye on Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim as Wenger continues to lose the support of ‘power-brokers’ at the club.
The 30-year-old has only been at the German club since 2016 and while he did help them finish in a Champions League qualifier spot for the first time in their history last term, he’s still really inexperienced.
The young German, who used to play for FC Augsburg II and 1860 Munich II over a decade ago, has only ever coached the Bundesliga team. Therefore, I would find it strange if Arsenal were seriously looking at him taking over from Wenger.
Given Arsenal’s second 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in five days on Thursday, all sorts of rumours regarding the future manager of the club are going to be doing the rounds. And while I’m sure that Nagelsmann is a good coach at Hoffenheim, you would hope that the board are looking at a slightly bigger name.
What’s more, Nagelsmann has been referred to as a ‘mini-Mourinho’, which is terrifying enough.
Earlier in the week, the Telegraph published alist of managers that Arsenal are considering. Nagelsmann was not one of them.
1The 7 men Arsenal are considering
- Joachim Low (Germany national team)
- Mikel Arteta (Manchester City assistant)
- Leonardo Jardim (Monaco)
- Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)
- Carlo Ancelotti (ex-Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG, Milan)
- Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar Donetsk)
- Thierry Henry (Sky Sports, Belgium assistant)