Arsenal in no rush to appoint new manager, says Josh Kroenke
Arsenal manager Josh Kroenke says that the team will execute a search to their new manager, insisting it is all about the perfect candidate, perhaps not the very first candidate.
Arsenal are searching for a new supervisor after Unai Emery was hit together using the team winless in their last seven games.
Max Allegri and Brendan Rodgers are among the names on the shortlist for the empty Arsenal manager’s task, Sky Sports News knows.
Joining Allegri along with Leicester manager Rodgers on the record are Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo along with Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Kroenke, son of Arsenal owner Stan, said his message to boss Freddie Ljungberg, also also summarized who will be in the search party along with the players was to begin having pleasure.
Kroenke told the Arsenal website:”Our process is already underway. It’s going to be directed by Raul (Sanllehi), Vinai (Venkatesham), Edu and Huss (Fahmy) here internally. I anticipate getting with them and working closely together throughout this procedure.”
Asked about a timescale, he explained:”Due to our confidence at Freddie we’re very fortunate that we’re going to be entering our process and performing a comprehensive search and it’s all about finding the perfect candidate, it is not about finding the first candidate.
“My message to Freddie and the gamers has been let’s get back to basics and most importantly let’s get back to having some fun. I believe when I see going out there and smiles on their faces and winning games footballers are in their finest. That’s a winning formula to me.”
Emery was spanned only 18 weeks into the project, having substituted long-running manager Arsene Wenger in 2018. However, his position became untenable in recent weeks, with the last straw coming from a 2-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.
Kroenke admits the decision to bag but results and performances were becoming concerning.
“Like most our fans and supporters around the planet, we have been worried about our recent series of performances.
“We wanted to support Unai and his staff before we determined it was time to create a shift and ultimately we came into that conclusion during the last several months as a group between myself, Raul, Vinai and Edu.”
Asked how difficult the choice was, Kroenke said:”Really hard. Unai is really a good person, someone that we respect very muchbetter. His work ethic on a daily basis between him and his staff was fantastic.
“Finally we started to fall short of many goals that we set. We feel that we can achieve those goals this year, which is the reason we decided to make the change now.”
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