Harry Redknapp believes Arsenal should make Tony Adams their manager after Wenger's retirement
Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp thinks that Arsenal should give Tony Adams or Steve Bould a chance as the club’s manager, after Arsene Wenger retires. Redknapp conveyed his views through an article in London Evening Standard. He was talking about why premier league clubs should give British talents a chance as managers.
He said, “Why shouldn’t Arsenal give Steve Bould a go? Or Tony Adams?”
Pep Guardiola’s future at Bayern Munich is still under a lot of speculation. The likes of Manchester City and Arsenal wish that the Spaniard, who has won everything at club level, can manage their respective clubs. Guardiola has never managed an English club, and would want to manage one sometime in his career.
However, Redknapp wants British to be given more chances as compared to foreigners. He said, “Take the top four clubs. People talk about Chelsea maybe replacing Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger won’t go on too much longer at Arsenal, Pellegrini is always under pressure at City and Louis van Gaal says it will be his last job at Manchester United.”
“It is almost impossible to see a British coach getting one of those jobs when they come up though. There are a lot of very talented young British coaches out there who need to be given a chance.”
Steve Bould is currently Arsenal’s assistant manager. He was previously Arsenal U-18 team coach, where he won the FA Premier Academy League, for two consecutive seasons in 2009 and 2010. He also won the FA Youth Cup in 2009. On 10 May, 2012, he was made Arsenal senior team’s assistant manager. But, with no experience at the highest level, it is doubtful that he will get the job.
Tony Adams is a cult hero for Arsenal’s fans. He won 10 major titles with the Gunners, including League titles in three different decades. He famously won the English double twice as Arsenal’s captain, in 1997-98 and then in 2001-02.
Adams was appointed as caretaker manager of Portsmouth in October 2008, following the departure of Harry Redknapp to Tottenham Hotspur. He was subsequently appointed as a full-time manager, but was sacked in February 2009 after just 16 games in charge, in which Portsmouth picked up only 10 points.
Arsene Wenger hinted last week that he might move on once his current contract with the Gunners expires.
As reported in The Mirror, he said, "I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club. And I want to leave it where it can do even better when I arrived. That is for me very important, that I leave the club in the shape that the guy who comes after me can do better."