Posted on Thursday, 26th January 2012 by AVJ
Real Madrid are ready to dump Jose Mourinho in the summer and have singled out to men to replace the former Chelsea boss, Joachim Low and our very own Arsene Wenger.
On Tuesday, Mourinho stated that he doesn’t know whether or not he will be Madrid’s manager come next season:
‘I don’t know if I’ll be at Real Madrid next season.’
With this in mind, Real are on the look out for a potential successor. The Spanish giants have in the past tried to lure Wenger away from the Emirates, with the latest being in 2009. However, with the Frenchman under pressure at Arsenal and some of the club’s fans calling for his head, Real might just get their man this time around.
But would Wenger really leave Arsenal if Madrid come calling?
In my opinion, I think there is only but two ways that I can see the Frenchman leaving the Gunners, this either by walking away or if the board decide to let him go. Chances of the latter happening are very slim though, but the former remains a possibility.
Wenger did admit that all plans he has currently are only short-term, and he even claimed that he will consider his future at the end of the season. Are these clear indications that he is set for Madrid? Who knows.
A mid-season renaissance looked to have put the Gunners back on track for the fourth spot, but three defeats in a row have piled up the misery on Wenger and his players. His transfer policies have come into question once again and problems are mounting on the Frenchman. Will Wenger finally walk away? He doesn’t seem to be a man that does this, but everybody has a limit.
Wenger is already one of the top-earning managers in the world so money would never be a motivation for him to leave Arsenal. However, he may feel he has done all he can for the club and seek out a new challenge, and none come greater than that of Real Madrid.
If for some reason Wenger does decide to move on, I personally believe it won’t be for Madrid as he would like to run the club the way he sees fit. He has openly declared many times in the past that he is a very big fan of PSG and the French club previously declared their interest in him. However, given the way PSG are operating now, under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, even this remains a doubt.
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