Wenger thinks the PL will have a female manager ‘soon’

Date published: Thursday 10th August 2017 8:52

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reckons that the Premier League will “soon” have a female manager in charge of one of its clubs.

Corinne Diacre is the most high-profile female manager in the professional game having been in charge of French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot for three years.

Wenger thinks there will be less need for a “football specialist” with technical analysis becoming more important in the game.

“I’m personally convinced that will happen soon,” Wenger told an audience at the Football Writers’ Association Live event on Wednesday.

“I’m convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club.

“You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists.

“[This is] Because the football decisions will be made by technological analysis.”

On his future replacement, Wenger added: “I would like somebody who comes in gets the club to the next level.

“I just want to make sure that the guy that comes in after me is in a condition that he could work well.”

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