Arsene Wenger to manage Chelsea? Arsenal legend reveals how likely appointment is



Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

Arsene Wenger to manage Chelsea? Arsenal legend reveals how likely appointment is
David Seaman says there is a chance Arsene Wenger may take over from Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea (Pic: GETTY)

ARSENE WENGER has been surprisingly tipped as an ideal candidate to take over at Chelsea by Arsenal legend David Seaman.

The out-of-work manager’s former goalkeeper at Highbury believes Wenger could be tempted by replacing Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues boss is under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge with his job on the line.

Chelsea’s dismal results in 2019, including convincing defeats to Arsenal, Bournemouth, Manchester City and Manchester United, have left Sarri on the brink.

If Pep Guardiola’s City inflict more misery on the Italian in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley, Chelsea look set to act.

Potential successors have already reportedly been discussed by club chiefs, including Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard.

However, Seaman feels 69-year-old Wenger - a three-time Premier League winner with Arsenal - could be lured to west London, despite his allegiance to Arsenal.

The Premier League and Gunners legend, though, recognises it is highly unlikely Chelsea would persuade the Frenchman to return to English football.

Seaman said on talkSPORT: “Arsene always said he wouldn’t come back to the Premier League because of his love for Arsenal, that he wouldn’t feel right competing against Arsenal.

“But obviously time’s a healer and he could think, ‘I want to go back there and prove a few people wrong’.

“For me, Arsene got a lot of criticism that wasn’t deserved over his last few years at Arsenal.

“It looks like there could be a vacancy at Chelsea quite soon, depending on their next three games which are three big games for Chelsea.

“He’d be great there, I think. He’d be great anywhere, he’s a fantastic manager.

“I would love to see him back, but I don’t think it would happen.”

Wenger is keen to return to management, however, he has always insisted he would steer clear of the Premier League out of respect to Arsenal, having spent 22 years in north London.

Sarri, meanwhile, looks unlikely to see out 12 months in the job at Chelsea.

And assistant Gianfranco Zola could be named caretaker boss until the end of the season if the ex-Napoli boss is axed.



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