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03 May 2018 02:30:49
Sky sports reporting that bovac is mislintat's choice to be the head coach. sky sports does put out some rubbish at times, but they are semi-reliable. What leads credence to this story is the bit that mislintat and bovac knew each other from dortumund days.

I still doubt the story but you never know with Arsenal, anything can happen but it totally makes no sense to me. Why would the club take a risk on a 56 year old coach who never served as a head coach in a big team? Why would they do that when there are better candidates available? I am not the biggest fan of allegri but we can all agree the fanbase will unanimously get behind him not because we all like him but because of his profile, because of who he is and what he has achieved. I am not sure buvac will be afforded that oportunity. things could go south really fast.

If it was an ex player or a prodigy like a nagelsmann or a tedesco, i would understand but a 56 year old assistant coach who is introverted and who has never managed a big club is a concern to me.

What i find a bit surprising is why is misinltat involved in the selection process for a new manager? isn't he just a scout or is he trying to gain power in the club? I am not against having his input, but i think it is dangerous to have a situation where the scout has more power at the club than the coach. Scouting is not an easy job and it does require hardwork and talent but you can't compare it to coaching. There are so many good scouts in this world but not really exceptional coaches. To me, a coach is more important to a club than a coach.

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03 May 2018 05:36:18
Im not sure about this story either, i am sure its just paper talk for talk sake, it doesn't make sense.

03 May 2018 08:01:06
To be fair if any half successful manager or coach suddenly left his job right now peole would put 2 and 2 together and come up with Arsenal.
Imagine Brendan suddenly announcing today he's leaving Celtic at the end of the season or Eddie Howe Bournemouth the media would be all over it and so would most Arsenal fans who are desperate for news.
We will know a lot more once the season ends and Arsene has actually left in my opinion.

03 May 2018 08:01:33
I think this is just a story the press are wanting to force on people. As for sven tho I have no problem him assisting with choosing a manager. We just got to find someone who'll work well with himself and the director of football or whatever his title is whilst giving the players the coaching they've needed for too long.

03 May 2018 08:54:13
People have been accusing the board of knowing nothing about football for years so now they seem to be bringing in people who do to advise them which has to be a good thing surely.

It will be interesting to see who the Sven men actually sign this summer because all the rumours at the moment seem to have a German if not Dortmound connection, personally I'd like to see us sign 2 or 3 players who have no German connections in any way shape or form to dispell these one dimensional rumours that suggests such limited knowledge of the wider game.
It's a big old world out there and the wider your radar the more likely you are to spot the next Kante Salah or dare I suggest even cominal garden plain old English sensation that might just be lurking in the championship or league one.
I know names like Baggio Ronaldo and Suarez sound a lot more sexy then Brown Smith or Jones but I'm sure we'd learn to love them if they turned into a Moore Gascoigne Shearer or even a Harry Kane play alike:-)

03 May 2018 09:43:04
Bovac adds up for so many reasons:
1. He would be Gazidis's 'bold' choice.
2. Worked with Mislintat at Dortmund

3. Continues the German connection at the club, with German players, coaches or players that played in Germany.

4. A successful career as a coach and assistant manager with Klopp.

5. His recent departure for 'personal reasons' until the end of the season from Liverpool, despite their Champions League semi-final and final.

6. He would, presumably, be a cheaper option salary-wise than a top established manager.

7.He would, possibly, agree to work with a non-Champions League budget.

8. There is no obvious choice for manager.

9. He could definitely work on the defensive side of the game that has been so lacking at the club for a long time.

10. He could slot into a more 'European' set up, with the manager being more of a coach and the other duties that Wenger dominated being spread amongst other members of the backroom staff.

11. Reports that we are after German players such as Leno and Meyer, as well as other players we are reportedly chasing or players at the club whose deals we are actively extending, such as Elneny and Holding or others such as Wilshere, Ramsey, Cech and Welbeck that we are working on. This leads one to make the assumption that a manger has been chosen and is involved in these decsions. If not the new manager could be landed with players on long term new deals that he doesn't want.

Against, would be a lack of actual managerial experience and whether the players and fans would respect and accept a manager without such experience.

The other explanation is that having reportedly fallen out with Klopp, he is being employed as Assiistant Manager to a managerial appointment we have chosen. My own feelings is that there are so many reasons that he may be the chosen one and little concrete noise for any other potential manager that it makes sense.

03 May 2018 10:40:57
Stop Stop Stop with the German thing ahhhhh.
I've got nothing against German people or anyone else come to that, I love Aldi as much as the next bloke but I don't want to buy my pants socks and aftershave from them :-)
Mind you I am partial to Becks beer :-) .
Please please Please RG, tell me all about how we are short at the back and selling Gabriel was a mistake again, or what about your Arsene to PSG theories there always good! Tell me how long it's been since Spurs won the league, anything but please no more German connections this week :-)

03 May 2018 11:28:30
I don't really understand why he would be option either to be honest! Granted, he gets high praise on a coaching level and maybe that's purely what they're looking for with the new structure at the club? Plus, the Allegri's of this world want power. They want to bring all their own backroom staff and have big influences on decisions and Arsenal don't want that. Very similar to Conte at Chelsea who doesn't have a say in much apart from the team sheet!

03 May 2018 12:12:13
G62, I can of course humour you.
Germans at the club: Meretsacker, Mustafi, Ozil, Lehmann and Mislintat
Non-German players that played in Germany: Xhaka, Kolasinac, Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.
Fitness coach who worked with the German national team: Shad Forsythe
Possible new German manager: Bovac, Nagelsmann and Loew.
German cars driven by the players and staff: Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mercedes and VW

Don't mention the war.

03 May 2018 12:26:29
We are looking for a well established manager but other choices might not be bad, yes it might be risky but it might well also surprise everybody. I know mourinho isn’t everyone cup of tea but what he was before he be came a manager, wenger who knew him before he started with arsenal, Zidan was real B team coach.
Loads of top managers got the sack from top teams too.
Every great manager had a break through at some pointe.
Personally I would like an italian manager to sort our defence out. but wouldn’t mind a fresh blooded manager with ambition too.

03 May 2018 12:32:54
You won't be laughing next season RG when you go to take your seat at the emirates and find a towel on it :-)

03 May 2018 13:35:53
Don't fancy Seanino Dychino then Moe? Bloke seems to know a thing or two about defence and he like Arsene and Jose once were is looking for someone to give him his big chance somewhere.
If only he wasn't so frightfully British and all that malarkey :-)



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