ANALYSIS: Who will replace Montemurro? By Tom Garry
Who’s next for Arsenal? Interest in the managerial position at Arsenal will be vast, but few coaches will have the skills and experience to face one of the biggest jobs in the sport.
Whoever enters will be tasked with not only continuing with the dynamic and passionate style of football that Montemurro has overseen, but above all trying to reassert the historically most successful British women’s team at the top of the English game and not allow Chelsea and in Manchester City. the recent seizure to continue for longer. It will be extremely difficult.
Former Wales manager Jayne Ludlow will be among the strongest contenders, not least due to her ties to Arsenal, where she spent 13 years of her successful playing career. The 42-year-old was an integral part of the Arsenal squad which won a historic quadruple of trophies in 2007 and was one of the legends of a time when the club enjoyed unprecedented dominance of the game.
Ludlow left his role as Wales coach by mutual consent in January after seven years at the helm. She has taken on a role with Fifa but is said to be interested in the right job at the club.
A winner of the last two World Cups as head coach of the United States, Jill Ellis is arguably the most prominent coach in women’s football and the fact that she is also English will inevitably mean that she is closely tied to all the big jobs in the world. WSL.
The 54-year-old from Portsmouth stepped down from her role with the United States national team shortly after the 2019 world title and she was supposed to be among the candidates interviewed for the England post in 2020, before Sarina Wiegman of the Countries – Low be named long of Phil Neville. -term successor instead.
Given his near-unmatched international success and long list of accolades, Ellis can rightfully command a significant salary, which could be a small stumbling block for Arsenal. But many fans of the north London club are hoping the club will at least speak to him.
As one of five different managers to have won the WSL, Matt Beard has the experience to help Arsenal take on a serious title challenge again, having won the league twice with Liverpool in 2013 and 2014. .
He is currently providing maternity cover to Bristol City manager Tanya Oxtoby until the end of the season, but is set to become a free agent this summer, with his stock high after changing the form of the West Country club. But would Arsenal’s board consider the Robins’ jump to north Londoners too big?