Robbie Fowler urges England to appoint Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager has been named as a potential replacement for Roy Hodgson.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Robbie Fowler has urged England to make Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger their next coach, via oddschecker.

The Three Lions have started their search for a new coach following Roy Hodgson’s resignation on Monday evening.

He left his post following the humiliating defeat to Iceland that saw England knocked out of Euro 2016 at the last 16 stage. The search for his successor is sure to be a long one as the FA seek to find the perfect replacement for Hodgson.

England head coach Roy Hodgson

A number of names have already been suggested as potential candidates and among those is Arsenal manager Wenger. His contract is set to expire next summer and as far as Fowler is concerned he is the best man for the job.

“I’m not one of those people who thinks the England manager must be English,” he told oddschecker.

"I really think the best man for this job now is Arsene Wenger. He’s been working in this country for over 20 years so he knows our game, our players and how we want to approach the game as well, if not better, than anyone.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Whether England could lure Wenger into the role however, is another matter entirely.

He is not the most popular figure at the Emirates Stadium, with some fans protesting about his position last season as the Gunners faltered in the Premier League title race.

Despite that the club are keen to keep him on according to the Daily Mail, and Wenger may be determined to prove himself at club level once more, especially given the arrival of Pep Guardiola adding extra incentive to the Premier League next season.

Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola

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