Thursday, 10 May 2012

Steve Bould May Replace Arsene Wenger Too

Firstly, I would like to thank Pat Rice for everything he has done for Arsenal Football Club. 

He has been at Arsenal so long that he is part of the furniture. And the shorts. Oh those shorts. It will be strange not seeing Pat buzzing round the technical area in them shorts, that's for sure.

Steve Bould has replaced him as Arsene Wenger's number 2, a move that was possibly the worst kept secret since Harry Redknapp was announced as the new England manag...........Oh. Oh my.

This is a great move in my view. Steve Bould was a fantastic defender and one thing Arsenal need is too learn how to defend a little better. In fact, at times, our defending is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Hopefully Wenger will allow Bould the opportunity to drill some of his defensive nous into the team. I'm sure that he will. 

I also think that promoting Steve to being his assistant is a telling move by Arsene. 

Maybe I am reading into things too much, like I do with a Playboy magazine, but I'm starting to think that Bould might be the next manager of the club too.

Forgive me for jumping the gun here. In fact, I might be losing the plot. But I reckon that the gaffer will have a big say in who is his successor at Arsenal.

I've often wondered who would eventually succeed Arsene. Pep Guardiola is the candidate that has always sprung first and foremost to my mangled mind. 

And I think that Pep would love, yes love, the chance to manage our club. The structure and foundations are here to achieve whatever he would want.

But I'm starting to think that an internal move is more likely.

Steve Bould has played at the club, knows it inside out and would command instant respect. But most importantly, he would continue the philosophy of Arsene Wenger.

I think Wenger's contract ends in 2014. Or is it 2040? I'm not sure, but while he isn't going anywhere yet, one day he will be and this is a big statement for me.

Bould has moved up through the ranks at Arsenal. And it wouldn't surprise me if he was appointed number 1 when Wenger's time as manager ends.  

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Keep It Goonerish...........


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Anonymous said...

lovely stuff wrightey but wenger will definitely have a say in who manges arsenal after him

Arsene-al said...

I think you may be on to something, bouldy could become our next manager. I also think that maybe, considering bould isn't quite ready for that sort of responsibility, bould could be there as assistant to help groom the next manager in the arsenal way having watched arsene do what he does. Who knows. Nevertheless, thank you Pat, truly a legend among legends

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but lets hope he can be allowed to work on drilling the defence. 47 goals conceded thus far!

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but lets hope he can be allowed to work on drilling the defence. 47 goals conceded thus far!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Steve Bould will help to improve the defence but it is laughable to advocate him as next manager. Of course Wrighty you were having a laugh and Ive risen to the bait. There is only one man I can think of as a replaccement and that is Pep Guardiola.

wayne said...

Boring its too early & 2-3 years is a long time in football wenger will bring Henry as he's no 2 before he retires.

Anonymous said...

This should be declared the inaugural 'fuck pat rice' day, celebrated every year by Arsenal fans. The old turd's departure is more significant , more integral to Arsenal's potential future success than securing RVP's services or new signings. A reverse tribute, if you will, is in order.

Shishir said...

Roberto Martinez ftw!

Anonymous said...

I think it would be an own goal if they made bouldy the new manager after Mr Wenger leaves i Think we need some one with a proven track record such as Mr wright himself.

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