Sunday, 2 August 2009

I reckon the next Arsenal manager should be a former Arsene Wenger player. Vieiraball anyone?

Despite the fact I'm struggling to see at the moment due to the copious amounts of free booze I consumed at a wedding yesterday I read with interest about the 'Shock Vieira deal twist' story on News Now.

It got me thinking. And believe me thinking hurts me at the best of times. Today the pain is excruciating so bare with me!

If the story had some substance and Patrick Vieira did come back to us eventually becoming the next manager of Arsenal I would be happy. I would be as happy as Wayne Rooney would be in an over 65's knocking shop.

We have become accustomed to a certain type of football style under Arsene Wenger. Wengerball. I think a former player such as Vieira would continue that kind of football. In fact I wouldn't mind seeing Vieiraball.

The story goes that Wenger would move upstairs and oversee Vieira's steps into management. People might suggest that would be a problem for any manager because of Wenger's shadow at the club but I think it would be okay. Especially for Vieira. It would help him.

There will be a day that Wenger calls it quits and I'd argue that the next manager of Arsenal has the second biggest job in the world to fill. Alex Ferguson's successor being the first.

Fortunately for the next Arsenal manager the set-up and the financial future for the club seems pretty secure and a big part of that is down to Wenger. Fergie doesn't seem intent on creating this at Manchester United. I think Wenger deserves some credit for this.

Putting more thought into it I think it is essential that the next gaffer at the club is an Arsenal man. I heard people suggest Tony Adams but I hope he isn't touched with a barge pole. I love him and he is a true legend at the club but I don't think he is cut out to be a manager.

I much rather a Vieira or Bergkamp come in and do the job. Perhaps Vieira, Bergkamp and Keown could form a team? Vieira as manager, Keown as number 2 and Bergkamp as a coach?

I reckon that Vieira would be an excellent choice and in my opinion whoever eventually gets the hot-seat has to be a former player who has played for Arsene Wenger and is an Arsenal man.

There are many candidates!

Keep it Goonerish.................

14 comments:

Pritpal said...

Dennis Bergkamp all day long. "There's only 1 DENNIS BERGKAMP!"

nbeyene said...

DBall

Anonymous said...

Would love db back at arsenal in some role but not as manager cos we'd get fukked for far away champs league games! Would take at at least a week to drive to Kiev.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Bergkamp is back at arsenal..only as wilshere..wow bruv..hope he playes more often..he made arshavin look pretty ordinary today..ronaldo would have been crying in shame..lionel messi would have been standing on the pitch and staring..kaka would have been running into the goal posts..wow..

Ole Gunner said...

I'd prefer Adamsball

MeteorMonster said...

In an interview some months ago, Paddy declared that coaching is not in his future as he is too impatient.

He seemed pretty adamant about it at the time, so unless he has made a total 360, that would not seem to be on the cards.

Giving us a couple years as a mentor to the young players would seem more up his alley.

Anonymous said...

It's gotta be Steve Bould hasn't it?

Wrighty7 said...

I predicted a while back that Steve Bould is in with a great shout.

http://wrighty7.blogspot.com/2009/05/bring-back-god.html

Anonymous said...

UNTOUCHABLE VIERA,most committed player i've seen. Certain players should NEVER sold and this guy was best example.
Lost for words what he could bring to these young players.

Anonymous said...

bergkamp would ensure that arsenal would keep its footballing identity and as far as faraway champions league games are concerned is that not what iphones are for?

Marko said...

Descamps wouldn't be a bad choice. But someone like Vieira who knows how to play beautiful football. But for me it's gotta be Bergkamp.

Norwegian Gooner said...

Stop thinking, start drinking. When Wenger retire we need to replace him with a worldclass manager. Vieira back in a trainer-role perhaps, but not as a manager. Forget it. -it will never happen. Not with any of our recent stars.

Anonymous said...

pat rice

apex2000 said...

I think that AW will eventually move upstairs, vacating the coaches position. We need to bring someone in now before AW does that and the obvious choices for me are 1. DB, and 2. PV. Either of these players are 'gods' in the eyes of the average gooner and should be with AW now to get prepared for their takeover when the man moves upstairs.