Current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is leaving at the end of the season. The hunt for a new manager is now underway and Domenico Tedesco is perfect.
Arsenal will be without a manager come to the end of the year. Meaning the board is working on signing a new manager, with plenty of quality candidates lined up only one stands out. FC Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco, however, should be at the forefront. He has inspired some outstanding performances this season and it’s only his first year at the club.
With the timely departure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, the hunt for a new manager has intensified. Big names like Carlo Ancelotti and Luis Enrique are being thrown around, but not everyone is sold on them.
Instead, the Gunners should try to sign a younger manager who could learn to understand the values at the club. Schalke’s new manager Domenico Tedesco could be a welcomed addition to the Emirates. Tedesco stresses defense first. His side sets up like Burnley, a low block with a killer counter attack. Something this club could use.
Domenico Tedesco’s young managerial career has gone quite well. Schalke sits second in the Bundesliga, a place they haven’t been in quite some time. He has done an incredible job with the players and has shown that he can perform on the highest stage.
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Tedesco could use a move to a top club to give him that next step. His philosophy of “defending first, score second” is what Arsenal sorely need. Playing a three at the back with Naldo, Matija Nastasic, and Benjamin Stambouli has set him up as one of the finest, little-known defenses in the world of football.
Arsenal’s defending this season has been terrible, conceding silly goals and playing that dreaded zonal marking. The Gunners need a tough, no-nonsense manager who can instill some fight in the players. But you guys already knew that.
Like Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Tedesco is of the type that can fix it. The Gunners tried a three at the back last season and it worked to great effect. But this season that formation showed signs of premature failure.
Tedesco has made more with less at Schalke, utilizing an athletic, seemingly hodge-podge defense to hold Germany at bay while doing the same with his attack, scoring only what is necessary.
It would be an interesting experiment to see what such a perfectionist manager like Tedesco could do with the resources at the Emirates. Would it fuel his fire or overwhelm him? It may be too early for Tedesco to make such a leap, but thankfully, he would have time to settle in.