Next Arsenal manager: Max Allegri emerges as No 1 target to replace Arsene Wenger

Negotiating with the Serie A champions could be tricky, however, although Allegri is said to be considering another challenge and is interested in the job

Arsenal pays tribute to Arsene Wenger in send-off video

Arsenal are conscious of the need for a manager who “galvanises” the fanbase, with Juventus’ Max Allegri currently the top choice to replace Arsene Wenger.

The French great is now entering his last week as manager at the club, on a wave of good will after years of growing discord among the support.

The Arsenal hierarchy are highly aware of that, with majority shareholder Stan Kroenke said to be particularly attuned to attendance at the Emirates and how that looks on television, so want an appointment that creates excitement around the club.

That would appear to rule out some of the more esoteric choices to succeed Wenger, even though some at the club feel they should do what they did with their legendary manager in 1996 and opt for a promising but lesser known name.

Arsenal admire Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann, although he is expected to stay at the Bundesliga club for another year.

With the club hierarchy thereby unwilling to go for anyone less tested, Allegri would appear the perfect fit.

The Italian has won three Italian titles in a row and is on the brink of a fourth, but has also taken Juve to two Champions League finals.

Negotiating with the Serie A champions could be tricky, however, although Allegri is said to be considering another challenge and is interested in the job.

Allegri is said to be interested in the job

Arsenal have also looked at former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, who knows Head of Football Relations Raul Sanllehi, although the Spaniard’s wage demands are exceptionally high at around £15m a year.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in