Arsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed his desire to become the club’s sporting director in the future, staking his claim for the job in an interview with the Hindustan Times.
The former midfielder, who won two Premier League titles with the Gunners, retired from playing last year and is currently on a coaching role with Arsenal- but his end game is a position much more significant.
Whilst the likes of Pires’ former team-mates Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have been linked with a future managerial role, Frenchman Pires’ has stated his dream job is as sporting director.
‘It is my objective. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I need to talk about it with the owners and Arsene Wenger. I’d love this job, I love to talk with the players. If I’m given this job one day, I can stay in contact with football, especially with Arsenal.”
“I have a good relation with the manager, that’s important. I can work with the players, I can give advice to the young players, so we can find a good relationship between me and the players.”
It’s not the first-team Pires has spoken of his desire to take the role at Arsenal, which the Gunners currently do not have anyone appointed to, and it would certainly be a good move to have a legendary figure in a senior position with the club.