3 outsiders with a chance to be next Arsenal manager
19 consecutive years in the Champions League, 3 Premier League trophies, 7 FA Cups, 7 Community Shields are a list of honours won by the outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, during a 22-year spell at the club.
A new style, vision, and approach were brought to the English top flight in 1996 by a Frenchman nicknamed the Professor. Wenger immediately crafted an Arsenal side challenging for honours and winning them from time to time.
After 22 years of service, the Frenchman decided to call time on his career with the club. To replace the great man will be no easy feat and here we take a look at three outside candidates to take over from the French manager.
#3 Eddie Howe
Bournemouth's current manager Eddie Howe began his coaching career as a youth coach in 2007 after he retired from football at the age of 28, after picking up a nasty knee injury. He then took on the mantle as a youth coach for a year, after which Howe was promoted to manager in 2008, after the dismissal of Jimmy Quinn.
The Englishman secured promotion to the Championship in his first season back at the club and then in two years guided Bournemouth to the top-flight of English football, by winning the Championship. Earning the club its first ever promotion to the Premier League, Howe and Bournemouth continue to fight to keep their place in England's elite footballing league. A fantastic young manager with a bright future, Arsenal could tempt Howe to make the switch.
Offers like these could come only once in a lifetime and if Howe does receive a call from Arsenal it could be enough to push the manager into accepting the challenge at managing one of the biggest clubs in England.