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04 Mar 2018 17:51:53

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04 Mar 2018 17:56:21
And now!

04 Mar 2018 17:56:49
I’ll raise you an Alisher Usmanov.

04 Mar 2018 17:57:44
Anybodylotti :-)

04 Mar 2018 18:00:23
In relation to managers I’d prefer Allegri but would take Simeone as someone who might not play the best style of football but still challenges and at the same time would kick the butts of some of these pampered handbags in our squad.

04 Mar 2018 18:04:01
Pardew or Wenger.

04 Mar 2018 18:04:40
Chelski might just nip in and get him before us. We might get him in 18 months time when they sack him.

04 Mar 2018 18:17:08
Conti in that case?

04 Mar 2018 18:21:04
Ancelotti could be a good short term option. I think a good option would be someone liek Rafa Benetiz a good tactician plenty of PL experience and success and has managed big and smaller clubs. I think equally as impotramnt is a new board with more ambition above the manager. They have to take a lot of the blame for not putting Wenger under enough pressure and the all too comfy nature of the club that developed over a number of years.

04 Mar 2018 18:44:17
RP we can all dream.

04 Mar 2018 19:01:36
anyone who wants rafa please get out

stoner yes usmanov my man :)

04 Mar 2018 19:11:21
Derby, while he isn't my first choice, he is a top manager. A proper football manager and he has at least won the CL. I don't think we will end up getting a top top manager capable of winning the CL, i don't think we are that big a draw.

04 Mar 2018 19:43:32
Big Sam.

04 Mar 2018 20:10:36
I wouldn't chose Rafa as he spent Liverpools money like water from a tap that he seemed to think came from a bottomless well and finish 2nd once.
But if the chioce was Rafa or Arsene I'd take Rafa just to break the stalemate we find ourselves in.

04 Mar 2018 20:50:59
12 he's your next manager.

04 Mar 2018 21:41:58
Ancelotti is past it. Apparently he was fired at bayern due to his relaxed attitude to training and match preparation and a relaxed coach is someone we don't need. What Arsenal doesn't need is also a coach who is a hard man someone like simeone even though he wouldn't be a bad choice.

Arsenal need a revolutionary coach someone with a new school of thought, a coach who is ahead of his time just like wenger was when he came in, Someone like Tuchel or dare i say nagelsmann. Sarri or Allegri wouldn't be bad either. ALl the other names mentioned aren't good enough.

04 Mar 2018 22:24:49
Punani you were slagging allegri off a few weeks ago and you do know rubbish ancelotti has won the CL as player and 3 times a manager.

04 Mar 2018 23:12:46
Steve i am not saying allegri is a bad coach, infact he is good i am just saying there are better coaches. Why do you think Allegri would suit Arsenal? What are your reasons? I am curious.

05 Mar 2018 01:36:50
Why? Because like all the top modern coaches that win leagues, he sets up and shapes teams to do a job. Wenger is a pick them and play them manager and it doesn't work anymore.

05 Mar 2018 14:31:21
Steve that won't cut it in the premier league full of tactically astute coaches. Allegri is a good coach but let's remember he won the league with ac milan when they had the best team in the league and tanked the same team the next season. Eventually he was fired my Ac milan. He had some redemption at juventus but remember he has had no real competition. The milan teams are in chao, . Roma have always been pretenders. Napoli seem to be the only team challenging them for the title and that is more to do with sarri being a really good coach than Napoli having better players. Juventus buy playes from their rivals thus weakening them. They bought Higuian from napoli and Napoli replaced him with Milik who is always injured and sarri had to adjust. He ended up deploying driers mertens as a false nine.

Allegri isn't a bad coach but he has always struggled against advocates of possession based positional play which i feel is the future of football. Guardiola is the major proponent of that philosophy and you have seen what damage he can do to opponents. He is the best coach i have ever seen and tuchel, nagelsmann, montella and tedesco are just a few of the coaches he inspired. Arsenal needs revolutionary coach like guardiola not a decent coach a revolutionary one.

Guardiola has always been a winner because one obvious rule of football: The more you have the ball, the more likely you are to hurt the opponent and the less likely they are to hurt you. So any coach who advocates for possession based football would have more chances of winning the game. In a league full of quality opponents and quality coaches like guardiola, pochettino and klopp, allegri would struggle. I am not saying he is a bad coach it is just that i don't think his footballing philosophy would bring success. You may as well have sean dyche manage us.

Besides he isn't even the best coach in italy. The title goes to sarri. He plays a kind of vertical positional play where they relentlessly attack and they are so good at keeping the ball it is insane. They way they quickly transition from defence to attack is beautiful to watch. So why not go for sarri instead?

{Ed001's Note - how is Guardiola a revolutionary coach? He is simply employing Cruyff's tactics. Cruyff was revolutionary, Pep is just another disciple.}

05 Mar 2018 21:05:23
Ed001,he is influenced by cryuff tactics but made a few tweaks. For instance cryuff never used the tactics of a central midfielder dropping in between centre backs during build up something guardiola learnt during his time in mexico and you have to also note guardiola employs positional play whilst cruff was more of total football where players can inter change positions easily . With guardiola, they can only do that in the final third, something he picked up from bielsa. That guardiola is a revolutionary is no doubt. Notice how both teams that won the last two world clubs had a strong contingent of players that were coached by guardiola? Spain in 2010 with players from Barcelona and germany in 2014 with players from bayern both coached by guardiola. Guardiola's influence goes beyond a match, a season, an individual, a team if that isn't revolutionary what is it?

{Ed001's Note - so you are saying he has copied Mexico (which he didn't as it was in general use in Europe long before Pep was born) and copied Bielsa but still call him a revolutionary?}

06 Mar 2018 17:02:32
By your argument cryuff also is not a revolutionary because we all know he borrowed from Rinus Michels. Everyone has influences that doesn't make one less of a revolutionary. Guardiola borrowed from different coaches and created something spectacular in a way no one could replicate at least so far. Even if you say he is no revolutionary Ed, at least you got to admit he is the closest to one in the last two decades in soccer.

{Ed001's Note - and Rinus Michels copied what was known as 'the Whirl' from the 50s, but that is irrelevant as that is not why Cruyff is a revolutionary. Just like it is why Pep is not a revolutionary. Nothing he does is new or innovative in anyway, despite what the Sly pundits would have us believe as of course they think footie was invented in 1992. You have clearly never watched what Chile did under Bielsa if you think no one has replicated Pep or Barca under Cruyff. Pep is nothing more than a good coach given obscene riches to create the vision to perfection, rather than making do with what is to hand like Bielsa had to. Cruyff, on the other hand, built Barca from the bottom up, he implement La Masia to teach rather than buy talent. Both of those have far more claim to being special than Pep, who has benefitted massively from the changes Cruyff set in motion. Cruyff had to build the house, all Pep did was put up some curtains at the end and gets all the credit.}



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