Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman believes that the players would be largely in favour of former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino taking over as the Gunners’ new boss.
Freddie Ljungberg has stepped in as interim coach following Unai Emery’s sacking last week, though while Seaman thinks the likes of former teammate Patrick Vieira are not in the running for the role, Pochettino is a desirable option for the current crop.
He said: “I’ve seen a lot of the people that have been mentioned and I was hoping someone like Patrick Vieira might get a chance of being in there.
“But it doesn’t look like that would happen.
“But the name that I keep going back to now is Poch!
“If you asked the players if they would take him now, I bet you a good 90% of them would say yes.”
Having consistently delivered top-four finishes at Spurs and taken them to the Champions League final last season, it would be easy to understand any yearning for the Argentinian from the Arsenal players as the club search for their new full-time manager.
Despite the 47-year-old’s links to rivals Tottenham, replicating his achievements from the other side of North London would easily be a step up for this current Arsenal side, with progress to be had in simply reaching the group stages of the Champions League which have eluded the team since 2016.
The credentials of Vieira (or lack thereof) may pale into insignificance as a result of Pochettino’s candidacy, which has been mooted by the likes of The Athletic’s David Ornstein since Emery’s departure was announced late last week.
And the fact that Seaman feels most of the squad are hoping to take those next steps under the former Spurs boss potentially shows a positive attitude that could yet suggest the future may be bright in the long run for Arsenal.
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