Arsenal could well appoint both Mikel Arteta and Xabi Alonso as part of the coaching staff at the club.
It seems that Arteta is a huge fan of Alonso, and thinks that it would be a good idea for him to join the backroom staff according to the Express.
£50 million is thought to be on the table when it comes to the transfer kitty for the new manager, and while Max Allegri was initially the favourite for the job, it seems that the Juventus manager is staying put in Italy, and has no plans to leave, with Arteta now the clear front runner for the job and thought to be meeting with the club this week, with an announcement made as soon as Monday.
According to one of Mikel Arteta’s former teammates, Tim Cahill, he’s earned the right to be the manager of Arsenal and has what it takes to be a success at the club.
Cahill noted that by going and working under Pep Guardiola, it’s certainly helped the former midfielder, who works very hard and has a great understanding of the game apparently.
“When you talk about someone like Mikel coming into a club like Arsenal, who he has already been a part of, knows the background of, he’s not someone that you would not put in the frame. Put experience and all this away… they can build something special with these ex-players who love the club and maybe someone experienced with them.