After two decades, Arsene wenger has finally decided to step down from managing Arsenal FC following the Club demanding that he leaves before his contract elapses in 2019. This is as a result of the many losses incurred by the club and several undeserving defeats from smaller clubs and even the other English and La Liga teams.
History has Wenger as the longest-serving manager of the English giants, Arsenal. The Frenchman succeeded George Graham in 1996 and has lead the team to winning the Premier League titles (1998, 2002 and 2004) and three FA Cups as well in the last four years.
Wenger announced this morning that he’s calling time on his managerial career in Arsenal this summer, just at the end of this season, putting an end to this 22-year reign in Arsenal a manager and head coach.
During his speech to leave the club, he said he was sure of his future outside Arsenal FC and The Emirates stadium.
There are rumours flying all over social media platforms and diverse suggestions as to a successor for the Franchman. It is still in speculation that the new favourite to replace Wenger is Chief Rodgers of Celtic.
Rodgers has got quite a pile of experience gathered from his time at Swansea and Liverpool and almost won the Premier League title in 2014 while with ‘The Reds’
The celtic manager can be said to be at the peak of his career, winning a home treble last season without losing as little as a game. His side is aiming for more three trophies this season but the game may be changed if his transfer to Arsenal becomes effective this summer.
John Hill, spokesman for bookies Coral, said: “Brendan Rodgers is now the 4/1 favourite with Coral we have been inundated with interested in him in last 30 minutes.”
Before the 68-year-old leaving Arsenal boss left the camera and rounded up his speech, he had something to say to the Club and their loyal fans out there. Here are his touching last words to them:
“To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club. My love and support for ever”