As reported by The Mirror, Ronald Koeman has emerged as the shock favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
With his contract up at the end of the season, results not improving and the fact he’s still not given an indication whether he’ll stay on, speculation around Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal continues to be at the forefront of every Gunners supporter’s mind.
Perhaps then the latest report from The Mirror will give them some hope that stability is on its way to the Emirates with the paper suggesting that Everton manager Koeman is the Arsenal chiefs’ choice to take over from Wenger.
However, it all rests on the Frenchman who still has a 2 year contract on the table should he wish to commit to the club.
The Gunners face competition from Barcelona for Koeman too, say The Mirror, with the Catalan giants also targeting the Toffees’ boss who was a former playing hero at the Nou Camp.
Ronald Koeman is a talented, pragmatic manager that would at the very least take Arsenal in a different direction. So far in England he’s performed well in the Premier League, particularly at Southampton, although his reign at Everton is beginning to pick up too after a slow start.
With an unbelievable playing career behind him, he’s carried his winning mentality into management too, winning five major honours in spells in Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish football.
Is he the right man for Arsenal? That remains to be seen but it’s no surprise that the likes of the Gunners and Barcelona are taking a very close look at him.
Arsenal could do a lot worse, let’s put it that way.