Arsenal announced that Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal as soon as this season is over. The announcement came early Friday, April 20, 2018.
“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season“, Wenger said in a statement.
Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal in September 1996 and has been manager for the club for almost 22 years. Only Sir Alex Ferguson has led a Premier League team beyond the Frenchman.
Who will be the new manager?
There are many speculations about who will take over, but according to English newspapers, these are the favorites to take over for the Frenchman:
- Luis Enrique (unemployed)
- Eduardo Berizzo (unemployed)
- Carlo Ancelotti (unemployed)
- Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)
- Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)
- Marco Silva (Watford)
- Patrick Vieira (New York City FC)
- Thierry Henry (assistant coach, Belgium)
- Maurizio Sarri (Napoli)
- Joachim Löw (Germany)
- Leonardo Jardim (Monaco)
- Paulo Fonseca (Shakhtar)
- Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)
- Mikel Arteta (assistant coach, Manchester City)
- Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
- Manuel Pellegrini (Hebei China Fortune)
- Julian Nagelsmann (Hoffenheim)