Back in the day, before I tried growing a beard that never really grew, I made a bold prediction. You could say a BOULD prediction. I believed that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger were grooming Steve Bould (shut up you perverts) to become the next Arsenal manager when Wenger and Arsenal part ways.
Now of course this prediction could still come true but on reflection, and not the reflection in the mirror, I think I’ll more than likely be wrong, just like I am 99% of the time.
I’m now going to make another prediction as to who I believe will be the next Arsenal gaffer. Looking into my crystal ball I can only see two candidates. Unfortunately for the many Gooners who want Bruce Rioch back I’m sorry to say he probably won’t be in the frame.
The two names I reckon, and to be honest I would love either, will be in the mix are Theirry Henry and Pep Guardiola.
Wenger’s contract runs out in a couple of years. This is more public than the public toilets in Bexley. (@Goonerdave66 you now as you have frequented!) Guardiola’s contract runs out in a year. This is more public than the public knowing about the public toilets in Bexley.
Now I know this doesn’t add up. Someone with a year left on a deal and someone with two years on theirs but bear with me. I recently read a book about Pep and it seems the geezer works himself more into the ground than a worm trying to dig down into the dirt with a magpie up its arse.
What I am trying to say is Guardiola will be knackered when his contract runs out. He’ll need a breather, a bigger breather than Frank Lampard after a hotdog eating competition.
He needed this after leaving Barcelona and he’ll need the same again. The man seeks perfection and tires himself out. A year break, maybe chilling in a cave in Outer Mongolia with tree monkeys providing him with cocktails will help.
After that he will want a challenge. Would there be a better challenge than succeeding Arsene at Arsenal? I don’t think there will be. I honestly believe this will be Arsene’s last contract at Arsenal. So I’m gonna get the tissues ready. Not for a swift personal hand-job, you understand but to dry my eyes mate, whilst listening to The Streets over and over again.
The other man I reckon is in with a shout is my fave Arsenal player of all time, David Hillier. Sorry, I mean Thierry Henry.
I’ve seen people say that Henry wouldn’t be a decent manager. He’d have a superiority complex. A bit like Glenn Hoddle who could do things at the age of 127 that his players couldn’t.
I don’t think this would be the case as Thierry is humble. More humble than the humblest of pies. At least that’s what Dave Seager tells me and it’s a well known fact that Dave and Thierry often have a pint together. (C’est Cidre apparently.)
Henry loves The Arse. Not just Beyonce’s arse, but the Arsenal and I would love a man, who has an affinity with the club to take over.
He would be an inexperienced choice but people have to start somewhere right? Didn’t Pep start within Barca somewhere? Just like Henry is doing at Arsenal now.
Either of these two succeeding Arsene frankly makes me want to scream. I would love either and although time will tell whether I’m right or wrong it’s exciting to think it could happen.
In fact I have just remembered they are old pals so perhaps it could be Pep with Thierry while Henry learns the ropes!! Excuse me know I do need the tissue for the previously mentioned reason.
Arrrgh too late!!!
Keep It Goonerish………..
Permanently tanned, love a bit of banter and serial defender of Arsenal Football Club. In my opinion I defend the club better than the days of Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, Adams, Keown and Bould. But seriously, and I mean seriously, I love the club. I love Arsenal more than BBQ Spare Ribs. And that, trust me, is a lot. Lets go.