Tony Adams makes bizarre pitch to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has thrown his hat into the ring to be the club’s next manager – and indicated that he thinks Arsene Wenger’s days are numbered.
The ex-England international might have done Wenger a favour by pointing out to his critics within the club’s supporters that the grass might not necessarily be green.
Adams told Zapsportz.com: “One hundred per cent I’d like to be Arsenal manager.
“Of course my heart says ‘yes, yes, yes’, but my head says ‘can I win with this current team?’ My answer is no, I can’t and I am not sure anyone can.
“I would want assurances if I walk through the door, those assurances meaning I’m given the go ahead to build a new team.
“I would get my teeth into building a new team but to achieve that, you would need to spend.
“To keep hitting the top four and qualifying for the Champions League is great, and Arsene has done such a great job, but there is going to come a day, and that won’t be far away, when Arsene leaves.
“For a long time he has been a one-man band, but that won’t happen again. The next man appointed will be the head coach, not the manager.”
Adams went on to criticise Arsenal’s style of play under Wenger and indicated that he would adopt a more defensive approach if he gets the job.
He added: “Also, Arsene plays too open. I’ve more of a defensive eye. That’s not to say I would be defensive, but the club have bought too many players like Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky and not enough Patrick Vieira types.”