Arsenal have reportedly identified Gunners legend Patrick Vieira as their number one target to replace Unai Emery on a permanent basis – but Gunners fans are fuming on Twitter after hearing of the reported news.
Freddie Ljungberg has taken over from Emery as interim manager, and is set to take charge of his second game as caretaker manager on Thursday when his side host Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. He drew 2-2 in his first match against Norwich.
It remains to be seen who will replace Emery. The main contenders include names such as Nuno Espirito Santo, Brendan Rodgers, Max Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino, Carlo Ancelotti and even Ljungberg – who could get the job if he impresses.
But French outlet Nice-Matin have now claimed that Vieira could return to The Emirates as manager. The 43-year-old is currently managing in Ligue 1 with OGC Nice, after 90 games in charge of MLS side New York City.
The former Arsenal skipper impressed over the pond, winning 40 of his 90 games in charge. A move to Nice came about, but Vieira has only won 22 of his 57 games in charge in France.
It has seen Arsenal fans react angrily to the reported news that Vieira could be the man to replace Emery, with many unsure that Vieira has enough experience – and whether he is good enough to come in and do a job at such a big club like Arsenal.
Lol nice joke
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) December 4, 2019
No. God please no. I'm on my knees, please no
— Ice (@IcyAuba) December 4, 2019
No thx. Neither of our ex players are up to this job. Ancelotti, Poch or Diego Simeone, unless Antonio Conte had enough of Alexis Sanchez at Inter.
— Ai Sandall (@sandall7k) December 4, 2019
They’ll be insulting their own legend in a months time if that happens..
— άγγελος Σάντσες (@SaintParisXVI) December 4, 2019
no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
— Frosty (@AFCFrost) December 4, 2019
It Will End In Tears
— Sneh™ (@ISamcyn) December 4, 2019
Wrong choice…He couldn't manage to win games at Nice hw will he at Arsenal
— Muhammad Dody (@DodyAlFayed001) December 5, 2019