Speaking on his YouTube channel, Charles Watts discussed the vacant U23 managerial job at Arsenal and Jack Wilshere.
The reporter actually interviewed Wilshere last week, and the midfielder dropped something of a bombshell, saying he would be ready to retire if the right training opportunity presented itself.
This week Kevin Betsy quit as Arsenal’s U23 manager, and as you can imagine Wilshere’s comments have led to much speculation of a return to north London for the England international.
Watts thinks Wilshere would definitely be interested in the role, but given he hasn’t completed all of his coaching badges, the reporter thinks that might not come to fruition.
What was said?
Watts talked about Wilshere.
“People said to me, ‘Jack Wilshere, Jack Wilshere!’ I interviewed Jack recently a week ago, a week and a half ago. And he talked at length about how he could retire now if a decent training opportunity presented itself. He obviously spent the start of this year and the end of last year coaching at Arsenal and working with the young players so maybe that’s something, he didn’t spend his coaching badges , but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s something Arsenal are looking at. I think it’s dodgy, but hey, given the chance, he’d throw his hat in the ring,” Watts said.
It’s worth a try
Wilshere might not be the most qualified man for the job, but Arsenal might be worth a try.
Think about it, Wilshere already knows the U23 team from training with the club earlier this year, and he knows what it takes to be an academy star at Arsenal.
Of course, things didn’t quite work out for Wilshere in the end at Arsenal, but a story of what not to do is often as important as telling someone what to do. .
Wilshere as Arsenal’s U23 manager is definitely something we would love to see.
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