The Real Footie Analyst

Five managers that could replace Arsense Wenger

jurgen-klopp-dortmundCARLO ANCELOTTI (Chances of coming to Arsenal – 1/10)
Ancelotti manages the European champions, so he is almost a certainty not to quit Real Madrid for a top-four battle with Arsenal. But things change at the Bernabeu very quickly and while the Italian is well-liked now, he could be out of favour within months should things sour on the pitch. An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo is probably the only thing that could cause a slump, but stranger things have happened. Admits he fancies another crack at a job in England after leaving Chelsea with unfinished business, winning the double only to get sacked months later. Ancelotti at Arsenal doesn’t sound right, but he should be a contender given his achievements.

PEP GUARDIOLA (Chances of coming to Arsenal – 2/10)
Has intimated he will look to manage in the Premier League when his contract at Bayern Munich expires in 2016. Wants Manchester United, but City want him. Chelsea also tried to lure Guardiola before re-appointing Jose Mourinho. Would be a shock coup for Arsenal but the ex-Barca boss has revealed his admiration for the Gunners in the past and could look at the job. Probably a year too early were Wenger to leave next summer and perhaps has his sights set higher than Arsenal.

DIEGO SIMEONE (Chances of coming to Arsenal – 7/10)
Simeone is reportedly a target for Manchester City should they wish to replace Manuel Pellegrini, so Arsenal can expect competition if they wanted to lure the Argentine boss to the Premier League. He is happy at Atletico Madrid – currently fourth in La Liga just four points behind league leaders Real. But after seeing Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois leave for Chelsea, Simeone could consider replacing Wenger as a step up.

ROBERTO MARTINEZ (Chances of coming to Arsenal – 6/10)
Martinez was touted as a potential Wenger replacement before he left Wigan for Everton. Looks settled at Goodison Park but would have to consider the Arsenal job if offered an interview. Showed his loyalty by snubbing Liverpool while at Wigan in 2012, going on to win the FA Cup that season. May decide his future lies at Everton, but more money, a bigger club and genuine title aspirations could turn his head.

JURGEN KLOPP (Chances of coming to Arsenal – 8/10)
Klopp has been linked with the Arsenal job following six seasons of success at Borussia Dortmund. But it has all gone wrong domestically this season, with Dortmund sitting one place above the relegation zone in the Bundesliga. If Marco Reus and Mats Hummels jump ship in January or next summer, Klopp could be left with no reason to stay at the Germany club despite a strong mutual relationship between Dortmund and the 47-year-old.

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