A guest post from Stevepalmer1….. the resident GunnersoreArse moaner.
Talking about new Managers is easy, As soon as results start to falter, the fans start to turn. Of course its easy to say a change is needed as we fans or supporters, are wanting to win leagues and not keep coming top four. Now as many have said, top 4 is a great achievement for the amount of time Mr Wenger has done it.
We have to remember that there are plenty of positions below top 4 and guarantee’s of top 4 is not a given. We have to realise that picking a new man should Wenger not be there any more, could propel us to win leagues doubles and Champions League, but it could also work the other way and we lose our premier status. We as fans could see worse than the United’s and Chelsea’s when they wasn’t happy with their managers. Remembering that their owner’s will spend, where ours do not take kindly to dipping in their pockets.
Another thing we have to factor in, is our owner is very happy with Mr Wenger, a steady income and he has very little to do, he also has his 3 million a year from his own advice, and i doubt he would want to give that up. Our mortgage is still a stumbling block as well, we have that till 2030 as i am led to believe so far Wengers top 4 has been paying that off, So to change Managers will have many knock on effects.
Mr Kroenke whatever we think of him, is a very successful business man, he would not take kindly if change of Manager effected his profits, or worse still, made him dip in his own pocket. So really the only possibility of a new Manager is if Mr Wenger himself wanted to leave. And why should he want to relinquish his managers job just to move upstairs or be a director. Mr Wenger will want to retire at some point, his last contract was relatively short so he must be thinking of it. Mr Wenger has had matrimonial problems, plus he is coming to the point in his life where there is life after Arsenal. Who ever takes over when the time comes, may still not be given the type of money to build a new team that we all want, so although things would certainly change it may not be for the better.