Sport Arsenal managerial appointment could be accelerated as more rivals drop out

14:30  16 may  2018
14:30  16 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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The Gunners dropped out of the top four of the table this week following their disruptive draw with Do Arsenal need more numbers, or more specifically another central midfielder? we are alrdy trailling rivals , his decision not to get a reliable LB or CM to replace Santi ll just make it worse.

It is believed that Arsenal could accelerate the appointment of Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor as other candidates for the post continue to be ruled out, according to the Telegraph.

With the club having now interviewed all of the main candidates, Arteta has emerged as the firm favourite to succeed Wenger in the past few days.

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Massimiliano Allegri was also a candidate for the post but he has seemingly ruled himself out by revealing he plans to stay at Juventus.

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann was the other candidate who was the most serious rival to Arteta for the position, but Hoffenheim are adamant that Nagelsmann will be going nowhere.

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If the appointment goes through, it will also put Arsenal very much in pole position to sign Lionel Messi if the Argentina superstar ever decides to Liverpool defender Gomez ruled OUT of Champions League final and could miss this summer's World Cup after having surgery Suffered ankle injury.

Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen said:

““Julian Nagelsmann will be our coach next season, 100 per cent.””

Former player and club legend Patrick Vieira, has also been approached by Arsenal for the vacant manager’s position but it is believed the Frenchman has not received any feedback.

Vieira is currently in charge of New York City. According to the Telegraph, Vieira fears he will be overlooked and that his chance to return to Arsenal in a management position has gone.

Vieira is said to be confound about whether he has ever been viewed as a serious candidate for the job.

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Chelsea reportedly closing in on Sarri appointment .
Chelsea are nearing an agreement with Maurizio Sarri as they close in on their next managerial appointment, according to reports in Italy. The Blues are understood to have identified the former Napoli manager as their number one target to replace Antonio Conte who, despite being expected to leave Stamford Bridge, is yet to be dismissed as things stand. Sarri led Napoli to an impressive season in Serie A as he helped them amass a staggering total of 91 points. However, Juventus ended up pipping them to the title in the final stages of the campaign. Napoli relieved Sarri of his duties as the club’s first-team manager this week as they appointed Carlo Ancelotti. This means that Chelsea have an ideal opportunity to pounce, with Sarri set to be available as of June. According to Italian news outlet La Repubblica, the Blues are indeed edging ever closer to reaching an agreement with Sarri over the managerial role at Stamford Bridge. It’s stated in the report that the terms currently on the table are for Sarri to pen a two-year deal with Chelsea as they bid to push their way back into the Champions League next season. La Repubblica also state that Sarri will earn €6m per year if he pens the new contract at Chelsea, which seems somewhat likely given these emerging reports.

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