By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore believes that Arsenal should make Diego Simeone their new manager in the summer.
The Gunners currently have long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in charge and his current deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
The 67-year-old Frenchman is set to decide on his future after the campaign, but there are a number of ‘Wenger out’ supporters who believe he should leave the club.
Collymore feels that Wenger’s time at the Emirates Stadium should come to an end in the summer and that Atletico Madrid’s current manager Simeone is the perfect candidate to replace him.
“I’ve long said it should be Diego Simeone (who replaces Wenger), and I stand by that, although there are other big-name managers out there who would give them a lift,” Collymore wrote in his column for the Mirror. “I’ve long said Wenger’s Arsenal players are too nice, the type of lads you’d be delighted to introduce your daughter to.
“Simeone, though, would come in and bring a few rascals with him, the sort who’d do anything if it meant winning a big trophy, breathe life into the players left over from Wenger’s time, be combative with them and create a sort of band of brothers, which is what the Gunners need right now.”
Simeone is regarded as one of the best managers in Europe after the success he has enjoyed at Atletico.
The Spanish club have been main contenders to heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid since his arrival in 2011, winning the La Liga title in the 2013/14 season.
The Argentinian has also won the Europe League and been a runner-up twice in the Champions League during his time with Atletico.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have not lifted the Premier League title since the 2003/04 season and fans have grown angry with settling for a top four place every season.
The north London club appear to be out of the title race once again this campaign, with runaway leaders Chelsea 10 points clear of them.
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