Everton’s Wenger swoop would be a big mistake

According to a report in The Telegraph, Everton are considering a swoop to secure Arsene Wenger this summer.

What’s the story?

Arsene Wenger’s retirement announcement on Friday stunned the footballing world, but the report from the Telegraph claims the Frenchman does not plan on retiring.

According to the report, Monaco and Everton are the 68 year-old’s most likely destinations, and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is a big admirer.

Sam Allardyce has insisted he plans to remain in charge at Goodison, but that decision could be out of his hands if Wenger decides to remain in the Premier League.

Good move to Merseyside?

It is yet to be seen whether Sam Allardyce will stay at Goodison Park this summer, but if Everton fans have anything to do with it he’ll be gone within minutes of the final game of the season.

With plenty of money invested in the transfer market and even more to come, the Toffees need a manager that is ready for a long-haul project. That is why Wenger would be a big mistake.

Arsene Wenger is a fantastic manager, there’s no question about it. In his worst years with Arsenal, the Gunners have still managed more silverware than most clubs and fans could dream of.

However, the arrival of Wenger wouldn’t inspire fans, and that is needed just as much as inspiration for the players.

Goodson Park has a feeling of unease around it at the moment, and the Toffees need a young, vibrant, revolutionary manager like Paulo Fonseca or Marco Silva to come in and shake things up.

Wenger is a legend of the game, but he is not the right successor for Sam Allardyce.

Everton fans, would you like Wenger to replace Big Sam? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…