All the time Arsene Wenger’s future hangs in the balance, it’s inevitable that we Arsenal fans throw a few names around of managers who we’d like to see take his place.
Personally, I think Arsene Wenger will stay on for at least another two years and in any case, it won’t be too long before we find out as there’s just weeks left of this current football season..
The first name that came to me when I sat and thought about who’d I love to see pacing up and down the sidelines on match day was of course Dennis Bergkamp and I strongly suspect I am not the only one..
But, we can forget it, it’s not going to happen!
Because he doesn’t want to be a manager…
It has nothing to do with flying, and whilst talking about that, his fear has nothing to do with any kind of bomb hoax whilst high in the sky, it was all to do with travelling too many times on too smaller planes and experiencing horrid bumpy journeys…
In his book, Dennis says that as a player he wanted to be the best, he was never satisfied with his own performance and wanted to do better.
He said he’s like that now as a trainer and if one of his strikers misses a chance to score, straight away he thinks about what he can do to ensure that same player doesn’t miss next time. He wants to be so good at his job, he can teach a striker to avoid missing any chance on goal. He wants to be good at his job, he wants to be important but the one thing he doesn’t want is fame.
That’s why I have I no ambition to be a manager.
However, there’s no reason he couldn’t bring all his coaching skills and ambitions over to London is there? Maybe one day eh, when his days at Ajax are complete but lets hope he doesn’t go via Milan this time….
Another subject he talked about was the different styles of managers there are around. The quiet one, the shouter and the pace up and down the sideline barking orders one – I always think Arsene is too quiet during our matches and stays in his sit far too much but for Dennis, that’s the best way to be:
Wenger is more a teacher, and he’s who are out there for show, the guys who shout all the time. teaching the right stuff. I never like people. To me a leader is someone who affects people, who makes changes, who makes other players or people better. It’s the opposite of someone doing it for the cameras.
So there you go, the next time I sit and question why our manager isn’t out of his seat barking orders at the players, I’ll know that it’s just not his way and his way is right…
The bit about making changes and making people and players better, well perhaps Dennis knows something we all don’t…..
Finally, here’s an extract from The Mirror:
Arsene Wenger will sign a new Arsenal contract, and is proving it by planning a huge spending spree in the summer transfer window.
Wenger has left Arsenal in no doubt that he is staying because he is lining up big transfer targets as he looks to strengthen his squad for a title challenge next season.
Gunners boss Wenger, 64, has kept fans guessing about his future because he has still not put pen to paper on a new deal despite telling the board months ago that he was staying.
But Wenger, who is still hoping to nail down a top four finish and win the FA Cup, has already been told he has got £70m-plus to spend this summer and is determined to spend big.
The Frenchman accepts his squad needs strengthening in several areas as he look to bring in a big name striker, new right back, midfield general, wide player and new keeper.
Season Ticket anybody???
Seriously though, if the club are looking to spend big and finally we do get the right players in the areas stated above, all will not be lost.
That’s your lot for another day…….