I decided to write this piece as Thierry has once again been saying he wants to come back home, he said he didn’t know what capacity it would be in, but he would take waterboy, I have a dream people, a dream I want to share with you.
Thierry Henry, never mind your Ian Wright, Wright, Wrights of this world, Thierry is the real legend, well him, Dennis, Keown, Adams and Bould anyway, you could pick a mixture of those blokes and ask them to manage the Arsenal, now that would be something.
So who would be the dream team? Steve Bould would have to be right up there because he’s already doing it, he’s like the managment equivalent of a youth team player, indoctrinated in the Wenger philosophy, so he ticks all the right boxes and I would put Keown up there with him.
I love Tony Adams, and he was a one team all his life man and that makes him a true legend, but he is very morose and I’m not sure he has what it takes to manage a football team, he has had a few goes so far and not done too well, so Tony isn’t the one for me, he also said Vermaelen wasn’t tall enough, so his talent spotting isn’t so great either.
Thierry was our top goalscorer of all time and he hasn’t stopped telling us how much he loves the Arsenal since he left, so he gets all the marks I have available. Dennis also a true legend and some say the greatest player ever to grace the hallowed turf.
Add to that the greatest footballing brain the world has ever seen and he ticks all the right boxes, well all bar one, the flying box, it’s the one thing that holds him back and it’s precisely that, that will make him Thierry’s numero dos.
Dennis would only miss out on the away games in the Champions league and he did that as a player, I’m sure Thierry could cope.
Imagine the attacking team they would have, with Steve Bould and Keown in there managing the defensive side it would be fantasy football at its very best.
Players would flock to their banner, crowds would flock to the ground, broadcasters would flock to see our every game, much as they now do with Madrid and the football they would play would be wengerball with bells on. Okay I know I abused the ‘flock’ word but I like it and it’s my post today, so you’ll have to live with it.
I think the future would be in great hands, I just hope I live long enough to see it.
If any of you out there think ex players and first jobs would be a problem, look no further than Barcelona, and Pep Guardiola.
Maybe Wenger should pension our Pat off and bring in Dennis or Thierry to sit next to him and learn the ropes for a few years.
A mouth watering prospect and one I will leave you with, have a great day Grovers, mild mannered Clark Kent returns to the big screen tomorrow.