Arsenal supporters know manager Arsene Wenger’s worth to the club. Even when Arsenal brass won’t splurge for the big buy, the discerning Frenchman always finds a way to make the best of any situation. Most clubs would love to have a manager of Wenger’s character at their club; Arsenal, however, are in talks to make sure that their manager will never be the target of another club.
Arsene Wenger is to be offered a role on the Arsenal board as part of a long-term strategy to keep hold of the most successful manager in the club’s history.
In a move which has echoes of the ‘job for life’ promise made by former vice-chairman David Dein, the role has already been discussed tentatively by senior board members at Arsenal.
Although the possibility of Wenger taking a directorship will not prevent him continuing as manager, the club’s director and powerbroker Danny Fiszman is exploring ways of appeasing Wenger after another quiet summer in the transfer market.
The manager is aware of the board’s intentions, which would give him a greater say in day-to-day decision-making at the club, but he has yet to intimate whether he is prepared to accept greater responsibility. (Daily Mail)
This seems to be the same discussion that was floating around the Emirates last year. Wenger made it clear that he wanted more control of the club, or he was walking out the door, after former vice-chairman David Dein left the club last summer in a shock move that nearly threatened to rock the very core of the club. It appears current club director Danny Fiszman has made it clear that he will do everything in his power to make sure Wenger gets what he wants.