Arsene Wenger would be a terrible boss for PSG

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The rumour mill is at it again, claiming Arsene Wenger has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

As unlikely as that seems, even if it is the case, there are a couple of points which suggest the Frenchman may not be the best manager for that club.

Wenger is a unique boss in English football in the respect that he is one of the only managers with complete control and authority over team matters.

That is something he would have to give up if he went to PSG because they are very much a club craving success, with pressure on the boss to get the side performing well enough to win every possible trophy.

He’d create more problems for the owners than he would solutions in that respect, which is not something PSG need moving forward.

The budget is also interesting because Wenger is a boss who has never really spent tens of millions on players.

He’s a manager who seems to prefer to spend well, looking for value and only improving the team if he feels the players coming in, are better than the ones he already has.

At PSG he would find himself in a position where he could sign anyone he wanted, which is not something he’s used to.

He’d probably prefer a method similar to what we’ve seen at Arsenal throughout the Wenger years; slow and sensible investments, building a side up from the very bottom.

PSG won’t have that. They’d put pressure on him to bring in stars straight away that would guarantee success. It may be something Wenger initially enjoys but that’s not his style.

He’d also have the ego issue to deal with which could create friction between himself, the players and the owners very quickly.

Wenger demands that respect for what he’s achieved at Arsenal and if he is pressured into buying expensive players, it only adds to the number of egos at the club.

That suggests there us a very good chance there could be friction between Wenger and key players at PSG, similar to what happened to Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea before he went to Tottenham Hotspur.

It’s just not going to happen until Arsenal announce it officially or the words come out of Wenger’s mouth. Until then ignore all the speculation.

Anything in the latest round of rumours?

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