Ray Parlour names the manager he’d ‘love’ to take over at Arsenal

Ray Parlour admits that he would love to see Mauricio Pochettino take over as the new Arsenal boss

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino (Photo: YouTube)

Ray Parlour has admitted that he would “love” for Mauricio Pochettino to be the next Arsenal manager.

The Gunners are currently on the lookout for a new head coach after having opted to sack Unai Emery at the end of last month following a poor run of form.

The north London side are inevitably being linked with a host of possible candidates as they look for a new permanent replacement for Emery, having appointed Freddie Ljungberg as the club’s assistant boss.

Pochettino has inevitably been touted as a possible candidate to take over at The Emirates after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last month and replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal legend Parlour admits that he would love to see Pochettino take over but he is not sure whether it would be possible.

He also explained why he thinks that Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers would be a great fit for the north London club.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Parlour said: “Number one – I don’t think he’ll go to Arsenal – but I would love to see him there, is Pochettino but I think he goes to Manchester United first, if I’m honest.

“Number two, definitely, is Brendan Rodgers – I think he’s done a great job at Leicester and he’d improve Arsenal.

“Number three would be Max Allegri with his experience. Certainly fourth would be Nuno Espirito Santo. Wolves, he’s done a brilliant job there, as well.

“Freddie would be my fifth. And, believe it or not, the favourite is Arteta in getting the job, and he’d be the last choice for me. No experience.”

Arsenal are currently off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification via a top-four finish.

They will return to Premier League action on Monday night when they take on West Ham United in Stratford.

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