Ray Parlour: ‘Arsene Wenger wouldn’t suit the England job’

The Arsenal legend can’t see Wenger taking over from Sam Allardyce.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger The Arsenal man Image Getty/Julian Finney

England are looking for a new manager following the shock departure of Sam Allardyce last night (September 27), and Arsene Wenger is amongst the names being linked with the job.

Former West Ham and Sunderland manager Allardyce was secretly filmed claiming he can “get around” rules on transfers, and he left the post on Tuesday, just 67 days after taking the job.

Wenger – who is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season – is one of the managers rumoured to be taking over the vacant position, but would he suit the role?

Speaking just before the news of Big Sam’s sacking was announced yesterday, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour told loaded that he can’t see Wenger taking on the job.

Ray Parlour
Ray Parlour The Arsenal legend waxes lyrical about Wenger Image GettyAdrian Dennis

“I don’t think it would suit him really. I think he’s more of a day to day manager,” he said.

“When I was there [at Arsenal] he was out on that training field every day.”

“I can’t see him doing [the job] myself,” Ray added.

Arsene Wenger actually spoke in defence of Sam Allardyce yesterday, telling BBC Sport that he needed “time to clear his name” after the allegations.

Gareth Southgate has taken over the England managers role on a preliminary four-game basis.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.