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Arsene Wenger has revealed he will not choose his successor should he decide to step down from his post at the end of the season.
The boss is into the final year of his contract and is yet to open talks over signing a contract extension. There have been numerous reports on his future with some claiming he would likely step down at the end of the season. While the French man claims he doesn’t know what the future holds, he has revealed he won’t have a say on whoever replaces him. The boss believes such decision should be left up to the board.
“I think it’s very important in a club that everybody does what he’s paid for,” he said in a recent interview with beIN Sports .
“My job is to be the manager of the club and to produce and be responsible for the style of play and the technical policy of the club. The board’s responsibility will be to choose the next manager, so that’s not my job. If they ask my opinion, I will give it in an honest way. But it will not be me choosing the next manager.”
The manager was then asked what would be his decision if he were to be a member of the board.
He added: “I’m not in that position, I’m in my position. The love story I have with the club is linked with the fact that the board has always shown faith in me and I’m very grateful for that.
No matter what happens, I will have to make my decision and the board will have to make their decision. I will respect the decision of the board anyway. Even if I wish to stay on, I respect always the decision of the board. They have the responsibility to do that.”
AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Wenger and our board is already working on the possibility of hiring the English man.
Managers having a say on who replaces them isn’t the ideal thing to do and Wenger is right to leave the decision to our board.
However, we as fans can only hope we make the right choice and hire a manager who would take us to the next level.
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