Everton could approach Arsene Wenger about taking the managerial role at Goodison Park according to a tabloid report.
Paul Brown and David Woods in the Daily Star claim that former Arsenal chief executive and personal friend of both Wenger and Bill Kenwright, David Dein, would act as the intermediary should the Blues make serious overtures to the departing Gunners boss at the end of the season.
Speculation remains rife that Sam Allardyce will not be retained as Everton manager beyond the current campaign and Wenger, who admits he has had, “more than I expected,” in the way of job offers since it was announced he is stepping down at the Emirates, would be an obvious candidate to replace him, in the eyes of the media at least.
Wenger indicated recently that he would find it almost impossible to manage another English Premier League club given his long association with Arsenal and his love for the North London club but that is unlikely to quell links in the media to rival teams.
The Guardian, meanwhile, report that Paris St Germain are eyeing Wenger as they look to fill the vacancy created by Unai Emery's departure from the Ligue 1 champions.
“I don't look very good on the beach,” the 68-year-old Wenger quipped as he stressed that he probably wants to keep working in the game for many years to come. “I don't know how long I can carry on. How long would I like to? As long as I feel I want to.
“But overall people look at your age and make an issue of it. It becomes a bit discrimination. They don't really look how you work and perform.
“They look and say, ‘Oh, he is old'. I can understand that as I thought the same when I was young.
“But who knows? I like the English saying, ‘You have to live every day like it is your last — and one day you will be right'.
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1 Posted 08/05/2018 at 22:59:31
I would be happy and optimistic with that
2 Posted 08/05/2018 at 23:07:28
3 Posted 08/05/2018 at 23:11:03
4 Posted 08/05/2018 at 23:13:00
5 Posted 08/05/2018 at 23:20:45
6 Posted 09/05/2018 at 00:27:42
A bizarre thought certainly considering their managerial paths over the last 20 odd years.
7 Posted 09/05/2018 at 01:03:02
8 Posted 09/05/2018 at 01:08:53
Edit: too right Michael, but after watching this season's offerings I'm feeling every month of it.
9 Posted 09/05/2018 at 01:19:50
10 Posted 09/05/2018 at 02:59:30
11 Posted 09/05/2018 at 05:01:55
12 Posted 09/05/2018 at 07:27:18
13 Posted 09/05/2018 at 08:56:27
14 Posted 09/05/2018 at 09:31:31
15 Posted 09/05/2018 at 10:16:16
16 Posted 09/05/2018 at 10:21:38
Sunday it was Silva
Monday it was Pat Vieira
Tuesday it was Edward Howe ( full name makes him sound like a Tory MP)
Wednesday it is Arsene Wenger
17 Posted 09/05/2018 at 11:50:33
18 Posted 09/05/2018 at 12:01:06
Incoming: Wenger on a 2-year contract with Arteta & Unsworth.
19 Posted 09/05/2018 at 12:03:49
20 Posted 09/05/2018 at 12:23:18
21 Posted 09/05/2018 at 12:31:35
22 Posted 09/05/2018 at 12:38:25
23 Posted 09/05/2018 at 13:24:20
No worries, all of the smartest people I know agree with me. Always happy to welcome one more into a large and ever-expanding circle!
24 Posted 09/05/2018 at 13:37:40
At the moment I wouldn't make a special effort to watch us, the hordes of away fans have been let down on so many occasions this season that it is incredible that they keep the faith.
A Howe, a Wenger or even a Silva would at least allow us to imagine better football.
Can the board/Moshiri be so out of step that they will keep Sam?
25 Posted 09/05/2018 at 15:50:18
His record with youth players is decent, his style of football is good and with a potential ground move on the horizon has seen it all before.
He is undoubtedly past his best, neglects defensively minded players and keepers because, well, his style renders them redundant.
At Everton we're the attacking players aren't as good that would be exposed and could he adapt? Truly on the fence, if by a miracle we got him certainly would welcome him.
26 Posted 09/05/2018 at 15:55:24
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29 Posted 10/05/2018 at 20:24:59
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