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Former England international Brian Deane believes Arsenal will never hire Eddie Howe to replace Arsene Wenger.
Last week it was reported that the club chiefs were discussing the possibility of replacing Wenger with Howe but Deane believes that will not happen.
Howe has developed into one of the best English managers in the Premier League, while Deane believes the Bournemouth boss is good enough to manage a top team, he suggests he will not get the job because English managers lack the “necessary commercial clout”.
“I was happy that candidates for the England job included Steve Bruce, Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe,” Deane told Bwin, as quoted by Standard Sport.
“That’s how it should be and as English players, you need a manager who understands their culture.
“There have also been rumours that managers such as Howe have been earmarked for grander positions at Arsenal but let’s be real, he’s not going to get that job – it’s not a commercially wise decision.
Howe recently dismissed reports linking him with the Gunners job, claiming he is happy at the Dean Court.
However, we believe it doesn’t really matter the profile of the manager who takes up the job at the club but what matters the most is the manager’s ability to deliver. Clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid recently hired Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane who had lesser managerial profiles than the likes of Mourinho and Ancelotti and have enjoyed the benefits.
Howe appears to be an intelligent manager and there is no reason why the club can’t appoint him as Wenger’s successor.