Former Ireland international John Giles says he would choose to manage Rangers over Arsenal.
The comments are in relation to Steven Gerard taking the reigns at SPL giant Glasgow Rangers and Arsenal’s selection process, and terms for their future new manager.
Arsenal Football Club have said the new manager will not have as much control as out going boss Arsene Wenger. He believes Arsenal want a coach, not a manager. He says the prospect of managing Rangers would be more attractive to a potential suitor because of the way the club in set up, in comparison to Arsenal.
“If I was in Gerard’s position. If Arsenal became available, for example, and Rangers became available. I would definitely go to Rangers, with Wenger gone now. There’s definitely a new committee there. There’s a director of football; I don’t think he’s called a director of football but that’s what he is. What there are looking for at Arsenal is not a manager, actually, they are looking for a coach.“
Giles says the lack of control the new Arsenal manager will have over the day-to-day happenings at the club would be a major turn-off. He believes their new three-man panel will select the new man to fill Arsene Wenger's boots.
“I saw the owner says there. Nobody coming into the club now will have the same power as Arsene Wenger, as the manager had for years and years. I can’t remember the name of the lad. There is three new lads that have come in to Arsenal. The director of football, who will definitely be in charge of it, I think they will pick the next coach.”
The former Leeds player says Gerard will have total control on who he signs, and who he lets leave the club.
"I think Gerard can dictate the terms going in. He won’t be the coach. He will be the manager. He will be in charge of who comes in, and who goes out."
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