Arsene Wenger has yet to confirm whether or not he will remain on as Arsenal manager.
Although Arsene Wenger’s contract is due to expire next summer, the Arsenal manager has so far remained coy on his future in the face of massive speculation in the media.
To date numerous candidates have been linked with succeeding Wenger, but little has so far been established. For a number of months Joachim Low seemed to be the front runner, before Roberto Mancini’s name began to be whispered, with Eddie Howe now the most likely to take over at the Emirates.
However the one name that has consistently been uttered has been that of Dennis Bergkamp. The Arsenal legend is currently assistant manager at Ajax, but crucially was rarely considered for top managerial jobs due to his fear of flying.
Nevertheless, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of becoming a manager, after telling telling FIFA‘s website, “I won’t rule out making a move to another country and working abroad in the future, either as a coach or in another staff position”.
This has alerted bookmakers to the possibility of Bergkamp taking over from Wenger and have shortened their odds accordingly.
Sky Bet reduced their price from 14 to 12/1, while Paddy Power are taking less of a chance, listing the Dutchman as the joint second favourite at 10/1, behind Eddie Howe at sevens.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena