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:
Jardim is currently manager of AS Monaco, the club he joined in 2014, and he has a contract until 2020.
The 43-year-old’s main draw is the team he put together in 2016/17.
The young side played impressive attacking football as they won Ligue 1 ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
They also made the Champions League semi-finals, the Coupe de France semi-finals and finished runners-up in the Coupe de la Ligue.
Monaco then sold most of their key players to a host of teams around Europe. The club have struggled to keep up this year as a result, although they’re still second in Ligue 1 behind PSG.
Such a young manager with experience managing in the biggest European matches could appeal to the Arsenal board.
They’d need to convince Monaco to let him go first, though.