Next Arsenal manager tips
As we predicted, the wheels have fallen off for Arsenal in February, so next manager tips inevitably follow.
After their Champions League last 16 first leg 5-1 mauling by Bayern Munich, Arsene Wenger looks vulnerable.
The Gunners, also so comprehensively beaten at Stamford Bridge by Premier League leaders Chelsea recently, have slipped from second to fourth.
Sub-par results bring familiar questions about long-serving boss Wenger’s future at the Emirates.
Wenger is out of contract in the summer, but has managed Arsenal for over 20 years.
Eventually he will need replacing, so who looks good to take on the Gunners?
FootyOn outline next Arsenal manager tips, starting with this man…
Max Allegri odds attractive
Massimiliano Allegri, or Max to his friends, built on the strong foundations at Juventus left by Antonio Conte.
The Old Lady’s domestic dominance continues unabated under Allegri.
Turin titans Juve show no signs of giving up their Serie A crown.
Eventually, though, a fresh challenge will call to Allegri, as it did for predecessor Conte.
Allegri is believed to have been learning English ahead of a Premier League job in the future.
Whether that is just coincidence alongside Wenger’s current contract ending in the summer remains to be seen.
BetVictor are certainly taking no chances, and nor should punters, as they offer 4/1 Allegri odds to be next Gunners gaffer.
This price, given the current pressure Wenger is under, looks generous, and Allegri has reportedly told friends he will succeed him.
Howe now for Eddie at Arsenal?
There’s plenty of hype surrounding Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
He’s an English manager who, across two stints, has taken the Cherries from bottom to top tier in English league football.
Bournemouth also play a similar style of expansive football, so continuity on the field appears assured if they plump for this option.
Now the Cherries look relatively established in the Premier League, where does Howe go from here?
Bringing in someone with potentially similar longevity to Wenger surely makes sense for Arsenal.
Wenger’s willingness to loan Jack Wilshere to Howe is also a fact that shouldn’t be lost on us.
Keep Joachim on the down Low
World Cup winning coach Joachim Low will be a coup for any club if he doesn’t extend his time in charge of Germany after 2018.
That is over a year away, however, and an awful lot can change in football in that time.
Again the potential for incredibly longevity appeals, and there are many connections between the Gunners and Germany.
Just ask Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil or summer capture Shkodran Mustafi.
Best odds of 16/1 available with BetVictor for Low to take over suggest he is one to avoid in next Arsenal manager tips, though.
Proteges may find Emirates a poisoned chalice
A club like the Gunners have prodigal sons.
Ex-captains Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry served with distinctions as players, so inevitably there is speculation over returns.
Both, in relative terms, are cutting their coaching teeth, however.
Vieira is in charge of MLS franchise New York City – a sister club of Manchester City.
That suggests he is more likely to stay within that sphere of influence.
Henry, meanwhile, is assisting ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team.
At 16/1 (Betfair) and 25/1 (PaddyPower) respectively, either coming back to Arsenal looks to be based on little more than sentiment.