Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has claimed that the Gunners should look to hire Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as their successor for Arsene Wenger.
Pochettino has done a great job at Spurs and Sky Sports has recently reported that Chelsea will look to appoint the Argentine as their next manager with Antonio Conte expected to leave Stamford Bridge after the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Good Morning Britain host Morgan has now called on Arsenal to raid their North London rivals for senior man Pochettino, in what would no doubt be a bold move that would cause a lot of uproar.
“Arsenal should hire Pochettino. a) He’d be perfect for us. b) It would make Lord Sugar choke on his fake teeth,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 15, 2018
Football Insider verdict
Morgan is a wind-up merchant but also has some very left-field views on football. Is he just winding Spurs fans up? Or does he genuinely think that Pochettino would be the best man to replace Wenger? Pochettino would probably be the number one manager target of every team in the Premier League if he was available and money was no object. Arsenal may also be slightly jealous of how Pochettino has masterminded a North London powershift in the last few years and poaching their manager would be the ultimate way to get their revenge. It will never happen though as much as they might want it to. It’s hard to call who is going to replace Wenger because there is so much speculation flying around at the moment. Arsenal’s chiefs are bound to have shortlist and have probably sounded out a few potential successors. They cannot rush it though otherwise they could be in serious risk of missing out on the top six next season if goes wrong, let alone the top four.