The record of sensible gamers that morph into husks of their former wonderful selves as they step into the managers dugout is a protracted and storied one.
No-one is just too huge to fail, as evidenced by the likes of beleaguered Birmingham’s Gianfranco Zola and Alan Shearer at Newcastle. John Aloisi was simply the most recent in a line of unsuccessful players-turned-coaches.
His ice-cool manner from the penalty spot didn’t translate into off-field success, as his Brisbane staff blew cold and warm. He lastly fell on his sword after 4 straight defeats.
Thus far no-one has been linked with the all of a sudden vacated place, so I’d wish to suggest one: Arsene Wenger, OBE, considered one of Europe’s most profitable managers and, famously, coach of the Invincibles in 2004.
Whereas his pedigree is unquestionable, his want to come back Down Beneath may be. Why would the AC Milan-linked Wenger be involved in a relatively small membership just like the Roar?
Properly, there’s all the time the strain. European soccer on the highest stage is a cutthroat enterprise replete with behind-the-scenes politics and different pressures that usually intrude upon the authority of the coach. Wenger, at this stage of his profession, may fancy a smaller membership that provides him extra autonomy and management.
There’s additionally the approach to life. Australia is a good looking nation, and whereas the Roar may not be capable of compete financially, they will supply a greater and extra idyllic way of life.
It may be a protracted shot, however it’s value noting that Sydney have been linked with him only a whereas again, proving that him coming to Australia shouldn’t be such a farfetched proposition.
So what do you suppose? Is that this a flight of fancy or a real proposition? Let’s begin the dialogue within the feedback under!