As Reported (tutto) earlier in the week. Arsenal have appointed Marc Overmars Director of Football who will assume the role from next season.
When Arsenal were linked bringing someone in to work alongside the manager back in May, Wenger dismissed the idea out of hand.”Director of football, I don’t know what it means. Is it someone who stands on the road and directs the players left and right? I never understand what it means, director of football,”
Its hard to teach an old dog new tricks and in this case the old dog, Wenger believes Arsenal do not need a director of football. Wenger “I’m the boss and i decide what goes on at management level.
A Director of Football is something that is needed at Arsenal you only have to look at the high wages some players are on, and the way Sanchez & Ozil negotiations have been handled. The way our transfer window is run, this year it took almost right up to deadline day to let Lucas Perez go. Even the fans knew he was going to leave, then the OX leaves for Liverpool days out from deadline day. Arsenal target Lemar I’m not even going to explain that mess. But this is all something a Director of Football can work along side Wenger to control.
AS Roma appointed Monchi as Director of Football. Some say he came in and basically put Roma up for sale at the supermarket as they had a little clean out over the summer. This was not the case the club was in such a mess Monchi had no choice but to sell some quality players. I don’t want to go on about Roma and Monchi as this is an Arsenal blog, but you only have to look at what impact Mochi had at Sevilla over the past 17 years, Monchi helped build Sevilla into one of the most respected clubs in Europe, capable of keeping pace with the giants of La Liga thanks to a vast scouting network and an academy system that has produced such modern stars as Sergio Ramos, Jesús Navas, and Alberto Moreno. It’s fair to say that without Monchi, Sevilla would be a very different club.
A Director of Football would only help Arsene Wenger allowing him to concentrate on first team tactics, Wenger is frighten to let go and move into the future of football allowing a Director of Football to come into his regime. For Arsenal future i hope this is one decision the board over rule Wenger on. Bring in a Director of Football now and stop been a stubborn old fool.