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Mourinho Backs Shock Name To Replace Wenger

Jose Mourinho Backs Shock Name To Replace Arsenal Wenger

By David Kappel - May 04, 2018 01:28 PM @kappilinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has backed a shock replacement to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

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The Portuguese suggested that his long-standing assistant Rui Faria would be a good candiate to replace Wenger at Arsenal, before saying he would be happy for the 42-year-old to take the next step in his career.

“I think so, yes,” Mourinho said when asked if Faria would be a good fit for the Gunners, as quoted by DailyStar.

“You ask me if I think it would be a good fit and I say: Yes. And I say it because he is more than my assistant, he is my friend.

“If my friend has the possibility one day of a big job, I would help him to pack and to carry the bags and to wish him luck.

“So if one day that is going to happen, the first one to be happy would probably be myself because I met him when he was a kid in his university and we were together for 18 years.”

Faria has worked with Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and now Manchester United.

Read: Wenger's Shock Replacement Revealed?

Meanwhile, other reports suggest that Arsenal have identified Zeljko Buvac, Jurgen Klopp’s current assistant at Liverpool, as favourite to replace Wenger at the end of the season.

The Frenchman will finish his final season at the club without silverware after the Gunners were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League semi-final by Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Who do you think should be Arsenal’s next boss? Have your say in the comments section below.


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murendeni joe May 05, 2018 09:29 AM
This assistant coaches will take us back where we r or where we come from, we need experience coach who will able to absorb pressure in a premier league
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Steve Khompela is available
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BICOS May 04, 2018 02:23 PM
We want a top class coach not assistant

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