Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has come under huge scrutiny and criticism recently both by the fans and club Legends with many believing the Frenchman is responsible for the club retrogression in recent seasons and the fortune of the club can only be changed when a new manager takes over from the former AS Monaco coach.
Many believe Wenger should have been sacked at the end of last season after the Gunners missed out on Champions League football for the first time since he took over at the Emirates, but the FA Cup triumph over defending Champions Chelsea seems to have papered the cracks as he was given a two year extension by the club.
Although, to be fair on Wenger, he has won three FA Cup titles in the past four years but a club like Arsenal should be competing on all fronts and not settle for only FA Cup triumphs.
The last time the Gunners won the Premier League title was 13 years ago and we have failed to compete with clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City who have won it 12 times among themselves not forgetting Leicester’s fairy-tale two seasons ago.
However, Gunners legend Ian Wright believes current Watford manager, Marco Silva could be a strong contender to replace the Frenchman if he leaves the Emirates in 2019.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright as quoted on Marco Silva, he said;
“Absolutely, without a doubt. He also added,
“He is one of those managers you feel is destined for bigger things. Hopefully Watford can keep him for two years.”
Portuguese tactician, Marco Silva might not be the strong favorite to replace Arsene Wenger in 2019, with Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Bournemouth Eddie Howe have been tipped as favorites to replace the Frenchman.
However, the former Hull City manager looks destined for greatness and have enjoyed a fine start to the season with Watford who are currently eight on the log and are just four points adrift the top four.
His track record of winning trophies with Sporting Lisbon and Greek side Olympiakos could make him a strong contender to take the reins at the Emirates in the near future, and who knows if he could be the perfect man to replace Wenger.