Arsenal next Manager candidates 



As news swept the football world that Carlos Ancelotti has left his role as coach at Bayern. The Wenger out brigade makes some noise, so i thought lets have a look at who could take over Arsene Wenger in 2019. 


Carlos Ancelotti


Italian Manager who sits high up on the list of potential candidates. Ancelotti is the only manager to have won the UEFA Champions League three times and reached four finals (three finals and two victories with Milan, and one victory with Real Madrid. His stats suggest he is regarded as one of the best and most successful managers of all time.

Teams Managed

  • Reggiana 1995 -1996  Gained promotion into Serie a – Move to Parma
  • Parma 1996 – 1998 Parma finished second in Serie a 1996/97 under Ancelotti this was a huge achievement which gained them Champions League football. 1997/98 they were eliminated first round champions league and finished sixth in Serie a. Sacked at end of the season.
  • Juventus – 1999 – 2001 Ancelotti didn’t win a major trophy at Juventus and was sacked in 2001
  • Milan 2001 – 2009 Coppa italia 2004, Champions league 2003,2007, UEFA Super cup 2003,2007. Ancelotti announced his resignation from Milan less than an hour following their 2–0 victory over Fiorentina on 31 May 2009.
  • Chelsea 2009 – 2011 Premier League 2010, FA cup 2010. Ancelotti was sacked less than two hours after a 0–1 away defeat against Everton on 22 May 2011.
  • PSG 2011 – 2013 Ligue 1 finished second 2011/12, On 19 May 2013, Ancelotti asked to leave the club, then joined Real Madrid. 
  • Real Madrid 2013 – 2015 Copa del Rey 2013/14, Champions league 2013/14, UEFA Super Cup 2014. On 25 May 2015, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez announced that the club’s board had taken “a very difficult decision” to relieve Ancelotti of his duties with immediate effect.
  • Bayern 2016 – 2017 – Bundesliga title. Ancelotti was sacked as manager of Bayern Munich, following a 3–0 away loss to Paris Saint Germain.

There is no doubt his stats speak for themselves but three out his last four appointments since leaving Milan his been sacked within two seasons at a club. Ancelotti would be a great candidate at Arsenal a manger who would defiantly clean out the dead wood and bring in some high profile players. My only concern is why or who has he got offside to be sacked so quickly in his last few appointments.


Thierry Henry


An Arsenal legend, Currently assistant manager of the Belgium national team. There is no doubt Henry loves Arsenal. Henry would have instant respect from the players and the fans. However he has lack of experience currently goes against him. Henry has become a very popular TV pundit in part because he is not afraid to speak his mind — even if that means criticising Arsenal’s players or Wenger himself. Would he be able to rein in his tongue if he had to answer tough questions at news conferences before and after every game. If Arsenal were looking at Henry to take over after Wenger then he should be the current assistant manager now.


Luis Enrique



  • Barcelona B 2008 – 2011 in his second season he found success, helping the club return to Segunda División after an absence of 11 years.
  • Roma 2011 – 2012 only having the one season at Roma Luis Enrique decided to leave at the end of the season, after the club failed to qualify for any European competition.
  • Celta 2013 – 2014 Another one season team for Luis where he decided to leave at the end of the season.
  • Barcelona 2014 – 2017 Luis was made manger of Barcelona where he used Roma and Celta to gain experience. Agreeing to a three year contract Luis decide to leave Barcelona after nine trophies of a possible thirteen.

I’m not sure Luis would be the right man to take over at Arsenal, he went from Barcelona B via Roma & Celta to take over the reins at Barcelona in 9 years yes he did prove to Barcelona that he was a great manager. But lets face it he had a team that you and i could of managed successfully. I feel Luis has achieved what he set out, manger Barcelona his child hood dream. Now his ticked that box. I’m not sure he even wants to manage again.


Patrick Vieira


Another Arsenal legend current manager of New York City FC. His first season 2016/17 at New York was regarded a success where they finished second in their conference and fourth overall. Is this a stepping stone to Arsenal in 2019 ?


Eddie Howe 


Eddie Howe name has been thrown up a few times as the next manger to take over at Arsenal. A brilliant young manger, on 19 April 2015, Howe was selected as the Manager of the Decade at the Football League Awards. Eddie Howe has taken Bournemouth from League one to the Premier League under his guidance a feat not many young mangers have achieved. Some say he may be to young to take over a big club like Arsenal, would he have respect of top players.


Other names been thrown about are

  • Rafael Benítez
  • Thomas Tuchel
  • Leonardo Jardim
  • Diego Simeone

Im also not ruling out the possibility Arsene Wenger with sign on for another two years.


Let us know who you would like to be the next manger at Arsenal









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