Ian Wright has claimed that Burnley manager Sean Dyche is good enough to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal once the Frenchman leaves North London (via The Mirror).
Arsene Wenger will one day leave Arsenal Football Club. After 21 years in charge of the club, the Frenchman’s departure will mark a significant day.
It’s a hugely important decision which could shape the club’s future for decades. A number of managers have been touted for the position but Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has proposed another: Sean Dyche.
“I believe he is somebody that needs to go, at some stage, to the next level,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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Asked if he would accept Dyche as a replacement for Wenger, Wright replied: “Yeah. The fact is, would they give Sean Dyche that job?
“In respect to how his team sets up when they’re defending, he’s obviously got acumen – but will he get a job like that? I don’t think he will.”
Dyche has been the manager of Burnley since 2012, securing promotion to the Premier League twice.
“They’ll probably start touting him for the England job,” Wright went on.
“We’re so bereft of any manager that’s good enough, that can take on the England job. If he carries on like he is he’ll probably be pushed into that role.”
Sean Dyche is a very capable manager but isn’t quite of the level which Arsenal would need post-Wenger. Experience at a top club will be vital with a manager like the newly-unemployed Carlo Ancelotti much higher up the list of potential candidates.