Plenty of Manchester City fans have called for Mikel Arteta, currently the assistant to first team manager Pep Guardiola, to be given the main job when the latter eventually leaves the club.
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Manchester City-focused Twitter channel @City_Chief asked its followers for their thoughts on Arteta potentially taking over from his boss when Guardiola’s time in charge comes to an end.
How do you feel about Mikel Arteta potentially being Pep’s successor when he leaves? pic.twitter.com/TVLOAaZWq6
— City Chief (@City_Chief) October 17, 2019
The 37-year-old was appointed as Guardiola’s assistant in July 2016, as per mancity.com, and stood in for the manager for a Champions League game against Lyon last season when the ex-Barcelona boss was serving a touchline ban in European competition, as noted by ESPN.
Arteta has never been a first team manager, although he was named as a potential successor to Arsene Wenger at former club Arsenal last year by both the BBC and The Guardian before the job was given to Unai Emery.
Both Guardiola and Arteta are currently contracted to their roles at the Etihad Stadium until summer 2021, and with seven trophies claimed since 2017, there is a strong chance that the manager will be afforded the opportunity to leave the club of his own accord.
These Manchester City fans on Twitter want Arteta to eventually replace his current boss as first team manager at the club:
been saying he should for years now, even before the media started so I hope it actually happens, I trust him
— ☾☽ (@DeusExRoshede) October 17, 2019
No better replacement.
— Bennet (@KnowledgeBennet) October 17, 2019
It’ll take time for the change to settle but I’d be happy with him
— Tony Lee Currie (@TonyLeeCurrie) October 17, 2019
Has to! Continuity of philosophy,outlook,and success with zero transition period! THE No Brainer of no brainers
— kippax1960 (@kippax1960) October 17, 2019
There’s nobody better
— Jordan Gray (@JGX92) October 17, 2019
Tbh, I actually hope he will be
— Mounir Tannir (@mounir_tannir) October 17, 2019
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