Former Gunners winger Marc Overmars has backed Arsene Wenger to succeed Sam Allardyce as England boss. The Dutchman believes the man who brought him to Highbury in 1997 would be a success for the Three Lions (via The Express).
It’s a story which has certainly dominated the news in the last week and now the story of Sam Allardyce’s sacking is turning into a hunt for his successor. The FA seem to want Arsene Wenger and while the Arsenal boss has stated his commitment to the club, when asked whether he could one day become England manager he replied “why not?”
The latest person to give their two cents on the England management crisis is Marc Overmars. The former Arsenal winger is currently the Director of Football at Ajax and the Dutchman has backed his former boss Arsene Wenger for the job.
“I think that he would be an excellent choice for the English,” Overmars told The Express. “Maybe it’s time for him, if he has the energy for it.”
Arsene Wenger has rejected the offers from elsewhere numerous times in the past, including several chances to manage the French National Team so it would be a surprise to see him in the dugout at Wembley. However the 66-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and with no sign of him signing a new deal anytime soon, it’s not totally out of the question.