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Why Arsene Wenger is Carlo Ancelotti’s ideal replacement

After Bayern Munich surprisingly sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti following the 3-0 loss to PSG, the press has been swarming over potential replacement candidates.

While there are many names being suggested, one name is oddly omitted: Arsene Wenger. The current Arsenal boss is the ideal man for the job, and here’s why.

His Decorated Past With the Club

Wenger is a man of many pleasures. He speaks six languages, is an ambassador for Castrol, and is of course a soccer nut. However, among his many pastimes, helping Bayern Munich succeed in the Champions League is his absolute favorite.

Take last year, for example. Not only did Wenger help Bayern advance, he also helped their confidence with a 10-2 aggregate win. Very rare is it that a third party can help augment the morale of a team so much. This isn’t an isolated event, either. In 2014, Wenger helped the Bavarians advance with a 3-1 win. Imagine the impact he can have as manager. Bayern Munich would win the Champions League every year, and by some margin.

Smarter Spending

Bayern Munich is one of the richest clubs in the world, with Forbes having them valued at $2 billion. With this wealth comes a presence in the transfer market, with big name signings expected every year. This year’s struggles can be partially credited to such acquisitions, as it appears that the Bavarians’ luck has finally run out. Perfect time it is then, for Wenger to bring his financial prudence to the club.

If there is one thing that Wenger does, it is churn a net profit through small purchases.

Gone are the days of chasing Hummels, Lewandowski, and Vidal. In are the days of smart financial decisions. Think signings such as Andre Santos, Yaya Sanogo, and Denilson. Watch as Wenger tries to capture the essence of Patrick Vieira for the 12th year in the row, this time for Bayern Munich.

Increased Player Versatility

Among Bayern’s many problems this year is a lack of squad depth. In short, they lack versatile players capable of playing multiple positions and filling in for stars. While the Bavarians posses unarguable depth in midfield, they are very thin at the full back positions. Bring on Wenger.

The Frenchman is an expert at utilizing attacking players at the full back position. Who doesn’t want to see Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller marauding up and down the wings and marking the likes of Messi and Ronaldo?

Potential New Signings

Wenger may not always be one for a big splash during the transfer window, but he certainly has a connection with his players. Because of this, Bayern could expect to see some elite talent coming their way should Wenger take charge. Munich fans should be salivating at the potential of players such as Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding. Especially with highlights reels like these.

Arsene Wenger has experienced some fantastic years as manager of Arsenal, winning three premier leagues, and seven FA cups for the Gunners. There is not a manager currently active with more success in the English game. This success should transfer to the Bundesliga, as Wenger is the right man to save Bayern Munich. Wenger in.

Tom Hindle is a Multiplatform Journalism major at the University of Maryland. Raised in England, he moved to California at 13. He is a soccer writer for What the Sports but is a fan of all sports. His favorite team is Liverpool FC which has led to a lot of hurt in his lifetime.

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