Aussie Arsenal Coach?

As an Arsenal supporter from the land down under, I thought I would consider an Australian coach to fix the Arsenal malaise and return us to title glory.

So I have 2 applicants for you all to consider.

One is already at Arsenal and the other is in Japan (remember that place where Arsene was plying his trade).

Arsenal Womens team were struggling, they used to be the best in the land but were in a barren patch with no titles or trophies for many years (sound familiar), so Arsenal scoured the world for a new coach and settled on Aussie Joe Montemurro. Success quickly followed and continues to this day. Joe has successfully coached mens teams in the past and he now has much more experience so maybe its time to transition that success from Arsenal Womens across to the Arsenal Mens team.

And then we have Ange Postecoglou, fresh from winning the J League title, something not even Arsene could achieve. As for Yokohama F Marinos, it was the teams first title in 15 years (again similar to us).

From Fox Sports –

The manner in which he’s turned the Marinos side from mid-table battlers into champions, playing attacking, expansive football, has sparked rumours he could take his talents to Europe.

Postecoglou’s tremendous accomplishment is merely the latest in a long line of accomplishments.

As a player, he won the NSL – a competition he then won twice as a coach.

Then there’s his two A-League championships, and a record-breaking run with Brisbane Roar that saw them go 36 games undefeated in 2011, breaking a 74-year-old record for Australian national club competitions (previously held by rugby league’s Eastern Suburbs).

He then took over the Socceroos, guiding them to 2015 Asian Cup glory and ensuring they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Both coaches are from European heritage and have suffered and been forged in the fires of diversity that continues to besiege Australian Football/Soccer. And even though the odds seem always against them, they seem to easily able to assert their own identity and attacking playing style onto the teams they coach and more importantly they get the results and the titles.

So maybe its time that Arsenal had an Australian revolution and appointed their first ever Aussie coach. The J League has just had the very first Australian coach winning the title and maybe the EPL is now due for an Australian title winning coach. What are your thoughts?

VP from OZ


28 Responses to Aussie Arsenal Coach?

  1. Wow, isn’t it good to have supporters from around the world on here that have their ear to the ground.

    Thank you VP, do you think anyone on the recruitment side thinks about coaches from down under ……………. they should be scouring the world for our new coach. Afterall David Dein found Arsene 🙂

  2. RC78 says:

    I d be happy to test the one we have in our club but again I think we need an experienced coach that can get the team to quickly buy in to his messages and team orientation. My favourite would be Ancelotti but if we don’t go for this more experienced option, then am totally open to give our women s coach a chance as long as we can also keep our women s success

  3. RC78 says:

    Thanks for the post by the way

  4. Sue says:

    Thanks, VP.
    I’ve heard of Ange (Greek, right?) We surely could do with him sorting his fellow compatriot out right now!!
    He’s done an excellent job from what you’ve said, and he looks a mean sod that wouldn’t take any nonsense (something else we could do with right now.. bring your hairdryer 😀)
    As for Joe, he’s done an excellent job too.. our women are flying!! At least they know how to win 😖 But would he leave the women?
    A very good shout, VP.
    Speaking of all things down under, the jungle finishes tonight (😩) Come on Roman! 🙏

  5. GoonerB says:

    Thanks VP, very interesting and certainly some food for thought. I was all for a progressive young coach who could develop a fluid attacking modern style at the club like Arsene once did.

    I just wonder though if our slide is too great for that now and whether we now need a proven name, someone who can organise and steady the ship. Once the foundations are in place again maybe over the next 2 years then we could think about that type of manager again, but I somewhat feel that ship has sailed.

    I think I am with RC on Ancelotti and if he could bring a couple of key players we need then all the better

  6. GoonerB says:

    It looks like Spurs and Utd are turning the corner. Will we start to do the same now? We really need to get some pace into our game in possession, stop this retreat to our own penalty box and backing off opponent runners by our defenders, and find an answer to the lack of midfield protection.

    It seems it is now confirmed that Holding is having some trouble with his knee, I assume the operated one, so if we want to try Luiz or Chambers in DM then one of Mustaffi or Socratis will need to step in.

    I think we have to accept that at CD we are lacking something in quality. My feeling would be to really improve our defence in front of our back 4 and then allow Ozil a free role behind a front 3 of Pepe, Laca and Auba. Let them play as a free attacking 4, with the occasional overlapping FB, and completely solidify behind them without playing so deep.

    My team would be a 4-2-1-3 as follows:

    AMN, Mustaffi, Chambers, Tierney
    Luiz, Torreira
    Pepe, Laca, Auba

    We still need an extra top CD in my estimation and Koulibaly does look to be that powerful athletic CD we are crying out for, so as I say, fingers crossed on Ancelotti and bringing him with him in January. This would allow us to probably move on one of Socratis a or Mustaffi on with the other following in the summer when Saliba arrives.

    We really need to find out if Luiz or Chambers can play DM effectively for us to see if we need to hit the market for that player,likely in the summer.

  7. Sue says:

    Leicester are playing really well…. I hope they catch Liverpool 🙏

  8. Sorry guys ……………

  9. Sue says:

    The women won again (go and see the men please!!)
    Miedema’s on fire!!!

  10. Anyone fancy writing the prematch for tomorrow?

  11. Sue says:

    RA.. 🙉🙉🤣
    Who is Brook Benton??? Sounds like a company that makes pies or tea or something 🤣

  12. RA says:

    Well we need equality in Post writing Sue — how about giving it a go – or I might have to continue singing!!! 😜

  13. Sue says:

    Do you know RA.. since I’ve been on here, you haven’t written a post?? 😱

  14. RA says:

    When my father died, Sue, I collected bits and pieces of his personal mementos – and he was very musical, and loved playing Brook Benton and Nat King Cole tunes and singing along.

    I loved listening to him — now when I want to cheer myself up, I play these old records and sing along – especially when Peaches has teased me with a ‘no-show’ Post from Down Under!! 🤪

  15. Sue, Brook Benton was superb soul ballad singer from the 1950’s & 60’s. Was lucky enough to see him around 1962.

  16. RA says:

    I used to write a lot of Posts, at one time, Sue, not that I am a girl 😉 have a look in the author’s section, and you will spot someone called ‘Red Arse’.

    They were dreadful, and had little in common with football – I have never been good at following well worn tracks. Everyone hated them, (except maybe Rocky) and I swore I would not want to injure their eyesight reading them again – so no more posts by me!!

    Anyway – I am shy, as you know!! 😁

  17. RA says:

    Come on, Sue, promise Peaches you will write a pre-Match Post, or I will start to sing again!! 😎

    Don’t let your love go astray
    (save it for me)
    Don’t give your sweet kiss away
    (save it for me)
    I know you’re feeling blue
    ’cause I feel blue like you
    I’ll be strong as you are and wait just as long as you

    Don’t waste that look i adore
    (save it for me)
    just wait a little bit more
    (save it for me)
    I know that you must cry
    cry baby so do I

  18. Sue says:

    Shy, RA?? I’ve been told many things about you, but that wasn’t one of them 🤣🤣🤣

  19. Sue says:

    Thank you, SR.. (Bit before my time!)

  20. RA says:


    I went to a musical ‘The Jersey Boys’ a few years back (about 2014) — it was based on the career story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – I loved the music immediately — and now I have been told I have driven my friends crackers with my warbling, that has made a picture fall off the wall.

    They are insisting I now shut up and go to the pub and buy them a pint or two to make up for it.

    I will be back on AA tomorrow to see your Post!! 😉

  21. Sue says:

    🤣🤣 god help them if it’s karaoke night! Have a good evening, RA…
    Well, I can assure you, it’ll be as rubbish as our performances 😜

  22. Sue says:

    I’ll do it, Peaches, if nobody else has offered.

  23. Thank you Sue, everything has gone downhill since I started writing them ………. maybe you’ll have the lucky pen 😉

  24. Sue says:

    I’ve just sent an email, Peaches.. well actually 2, as I forgot a very important bit 😂😂😂

  25. VP of Oz says:

    OK, what is going on with Benitez
    long odd rumours on him coaching West Ham or Arsenal and now he is joing the commentary for the game

  26. VP of Oz says:

    commentary team on Monday Night Football that is, for our game

  27. Morning all

    We have a New Post …………..

  28. Sue says:

    Hmmm very interesting!! Some gooners I know want to see him appointed… but with the reported 20m buyout clause from Dalian Yifang as well as his 1m a month salary.. surely that will price him out of the running! We ain’t got that much cash to splash!

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