Tony Cascarino explains why Arsenal are right to hire Mikel Arteta over Carlo Ancelotti
The Gunners are on the verge of appointing the Spaniard, who is currently assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at City, as their new manager.
The 37-year-old spent five years at the Emirates as a player and has since flourished as Guardiola’s assistant, helping City win back-to-back domestic titles.
Three-time Champions League winning coach Ancelotti is also poised to become the next Everton boss after agreeing a deal with the Premier League club, following his departure from Napoli earlier this month.
And despite the Italian’s stellar CV, Cascarino has explained why choosing the more fresh-faced boss is the right call from the club.
“Someone like Carlo Ancelotti — an arm-around-the-shoulder manager who creates a plan that he trusts his players to follow — won’t work at Arsenal.
“There isn’t a single player who fully pulls his weight, no good, honest professionals there, and they have no-one who understands how to manage a game,” Casc wrote in his column for The Times.