In what would seem as a shock move for fans of Arsenal football club, reports have emerged that the Gunners have added to their list of likely manager to replace Arsene Wenger – a relatively unknown candidate.
Arsenal are eyeing Chile Manager Jorge Sampaoli as potential replacement for Arsene Wenger, according to reports.
Wenger’s current deal at the Emirates Stadium is set to expire at the end of the 2016/17 season, with the Frenchman previously hinting that he may not extend his contract beyond that point.
Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola has been touted as one of the candidates to replace the Frenchman but Spanish Outlet Don Balon says Sampaoli is also in the frame. The Argentine has been names amongst FIFA three man lists for the coach of the year after guiding Chile to Copa America triumph on home soil.
The 55 years old Chilean national head coach is also attracting the interest of Manchester City, who are reportedly planning on sacking Manuel Pelligrini at the end of this current campaign, while Italian outfit SS Lazio have interests.
Arsene Wenger has been in charge at the Emirates since 1996, winning the FA Cup 6 times, Charity Shield 6 times, Premier League Champions 3 times and also have a UEFA Champions League runners-up medal after losing in the final to Barcelona.
He is currently the longest serving manager in the English Premier League after Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
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