Arsenal are set to interview up to ten candidates as the hunt to find a new manager to replace the sacked Unai Emery continues.
Amongst the names on the list are Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa, and Marcelino, sacked by Valencia in controversial circumstances earlier this season, although another Spaniard may not go down well with the club’s supporters because of similarities with Emery.
And a new name became available last night, with Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli, hours after securing the Serie A side’s qualification to the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
However, the two favourites for the job are both former Arsenal players – Patrick Vieira, captain of the Invincibles, now manager at Nice, and Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City, who was on the verge of being offered the Gunners’ job in May last year, before it was decided Emery had more experience, and was preferred to him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.