Former player Jack Wilshere according to reports has held talks with Arsenal about taking on one of their vacant academy coaching roles.
Under-23s manager and under-18s head coach Dan Micciche have both left for Crawley Town, making the said positions vacant. This has left academy manager Per Mertesacker seeking replacements this summer.
According to theEvening Standard, although Wilshere still aspires to play football, he has held talks with Former teammate per mertesacker over the two vacant positions.
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Wilshere speaking to the Arsenal’s website in may this year said:
I didn’t ever reach my full potential as a player – and everyone knows that. I don’t think I will ever accept it until I’ve reached that as a coach. It’s a difficult thing to accept and that’s why I still have a big, burning desire in me to be successful in the game.
I just feel like there’s something still in me that wants to get to a high level. And that probably won’t ever be as a player again. So if I can do that as a coach, why not?
Aside wilshere’s interest, the club are also looking at other internal candidates. Presently, the discussions are at an early stage.
One thing for sure is that, Wilshere’s relationship with former team-mate Mertesacker could prove vital in him getting the job.