– Premier League giants, Arsenal will turn their interest to Monaco manager, Leonardo Jardim
– The Gunner are in the market for a replacing for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger
– France Football reports Monaco tactician Jardim, 43, has moved into pole position for the job
Premier League giants, Arsenal will turn their interest to Monaco manager, Leonardo Jardim, after cooling their interest in Luis Enique, according to reports.
The north London giants are searching for a replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger and have drawn up a 14-man shortlist -including former Barcelona chief Enrique, 47.
France Football reports Monaco tactician Jardim, 43, has moved into pole position but the Gunners are also considering Manchester United assistant Rui Faria, 42, who has also emerged as a shock contender.
Enrique wanted a bumper war chest to revamp the Arsenal squad – especially in defence and central midfield.
But Jardim – who has a reputation for developing young talents – would come as a cheaper alternative.
The Portuguese has worked with whizkids Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar, as well as getting the best out of Radamel Falcao.
Spaniard Enrique might head to Chelsea, where he may be a better fit.
Blues chiefs are looking to replace Antonio Conte after their relationship soured.
Maurizio Sarri and Max Allegri are among the contenders to replace the Italian, but if the Blues cannot catch up to Tottenham, a lack of Champions League football could limit their chances – especially if Arsenal qualify through the Europa League.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit, is convinced that outgoing Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will take up a high profile job at Paris Saint Germain when Unai Emery quits at the end of the season.
Petit thinks Wenger could head to PSG not in a managerial capacity, but as a go between for incoming coach Thomas Tuchel and owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
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