Maurizio SarriThe Napoli manager is known for punching above his weights with minimal finance which makes him a fit at Arsenal FC. Sarri expressed his desire to move to the Premier League in a recent interview signaling his intent to manage a different side. This comes amidst Napoli trying to have talks over a contract extension. This is what Sarri said about the Premier League expressing his interest:
“The only hope is that, in life, everything has to end sometime! Sooner or later, the domination will end.” “I must say, seeing the Premier League have this constant alternation of winners every year, it grows the love for teams and makes everyone have hope of success. It’s a different situation here in Italy.”
Sarri’s principal attraction is the form of football he has implemented at Napoli, a front-foot, possession-centered, high-intensity game popular with many neutrals. But Arsenal face stiff challenge from fellow London Rivals Chelsea and Monaco FC. There have been rumors about Chelsea having talks with the 58 year old Italian. With a buyout clause of €8m on offer, it would be interesting to see where the manager ends up at.
#Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri: " #SerieA risks losing fans, because they cheer on teams they know full well will never win. It's not like the #EPL …" https://t.co/ztLn32OlWy #Juventus #CFC #AFC #THFC pic.twitter.com/8fNuGLvKK0— footballitalia (@footballitalia) April 29, 2018
ProsHas earned the respect of the fans by inducing a possession-centered, attractive football which would be a delight to watch at the Emirates. He has worked wonders with the Napoli side despite losing their stalwart Higuain they remained top of the league for most of the next season.
ConsHis lacks the ability to converse in English and his excessive smoking habit. These are not really serious negatives though.
Massimiliano AllegriHis proactive approach and his ability to inspire teams which are crestfallen to stage a grand comeback is well known. He is known for his tactical fluidity at Juventus and his ability to switch formations according to the right players is appreciable. He once managed to pull Juventus, who were 12th in the league after 10 games to 25 consecutive wins with eventually winning the title that season. Such is the tactical awareness of the Italian. Added good news is that he has been learning English lately.
Sky sources: Massimiliano Allegri to discuss future with Juventus as soon as Serie A title race is over. Allegri is on shortlist of candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger at @Arsenal. #SSN pic.twitter.com/Plnv0PCSgx— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 7, 2018
ProsPull out inspiring comebacks from nowhere. Ability to adapt to different formations and possession-centered football.
ConsDefensive style of play that would not appease the Arsenal fans. Actually Juventus turned out to be less aggressive and adapted to less pressing style under him. Defensive approach makes him a favoured candidate for Chelsea.
Luis EnriqueThe talks about the Spaniard has been on ever since he decided to quit the Barcelona role. He is known for his title winning stints with Barcelona but was heavily criticized for his rotation policy. He managed to win a treble at Barcelona. But his stints with AS Roma and Celta Vigo weren’t that splendid. His style of play was criticized at Barcelona were he transformed the tiki-taka style to a direct pass style which was easily cut out by the opponents managing to lose points in important matches. Also reports suggesting that his demand for 200 Million Euros for transfers and 16 Million Euros as fee, which is double of what Wenger is being paid makes it a surreal deal for the Arsenal Board who are known to be cautious about their spending.
ProsHis experience in European competition might come in really handy as Arsenal are in search for an European Silverware.
ConsHis demands makes him a high-profile option difficult to get the Board’s nod. He hasn’t had any successful stint apart from the star studded Barcelona side.
Paulo FonsecaPreviously the coach of Porto, F.C. Paços de Ferreira and Sporting de Braga, Fonseca took Shakhtar to the Champions League round of 16 this year and has the club at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League, three points ahead of Dynamo Kiev with three games remaining.
An attractive style of attacking football at Shakhtar, has brought Fonseca to the attention of several clubs across Europe, including the Premier League. But the club are reluctant to let go off the manager who won a Domestic Treble with them on his first season. He had also recently rejected an offer from Everton.
Outros – Shakhtar Donetsk de Paulo Fonseca vence e fica perto do título ucraniano https://t.co/GOKWWxYUDn— Diário Record (@Record_Portugal) May 5, 2018