The main men charged with selecting a manager to replace Arsene Wenger cannot agree on who the best man for the job is, according to a report in today’s Daily Telegraph.
Matt Law writes that Wenger is expected to be replaced this summer, contradicting what today’s Mail says.
The Mail write the manager is likely to see out the final year of his contract, even if the club fail to win the Europa League to seal Champions League qualification.
Both are relatively reliable when it comes to Arsenal news, with the Telegraph shading it overall (although not generally via Matt Law’s stories).
Anyway, Law writes that “Arsenal are split over who they want to replace Arsene Wenger as the club step up their search for his successor.”
He goes on to say that Raul Sanllehi, Arsenal’s director of football in all but name, wants Luis Enrique, a manager he knows well from his time at Barcelona.
Sven Mislintat, meanwhile, wants a German with Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and Schalke’s Domenico Tedesco heading his list.
Ivan Gazidis, however, wants Mikel Arteta, Leonardo Jardim or Brendan ‘can you believe he’s on this list’ Rodgers.
In addition, Patrick Vieira is now apparently in the running for the job despite his limited experience.
The Mail go on to say that Wenger being sacked this summer is ‘out of the question’ due to his incredibly close relationship with majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke.
So, to clarify. We are now more than halfway through April and nobody has any clue what will happen at Arsenal this summer.