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Arsenal chiefs are reluctant to hire Luis Enrique, believing him to be a poor fit for the job, reports claim.
The former Barcelona coach is the bookies’ favourite to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates but senior executives are unconvinced about his credentials.
While he won the Champions League and La Liga during his time at the Camp Nou, Arsenal’s board are concerned his ‘self-absorbed’ approach would not fit in with their restructuring strategy, according to the Times.
His salary demands are huge, which is another factor that is dissuading Gunners’ chiefs from hiring him.
Enrique does, however, remain a viable option to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea. For Arsenal, though, talks have begun with several potential candidates to succeed Wenger.
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is one of those under consideration, as Arsenal bosses seek an exciting style of play.
However, his lack of English-speaking ability may put club chiefs off. Carlo Ancelotti is another option, although he is a strong contender to become the manager of the Italian national team, while his compatriot Max Allegri remains in the frame as his future at Juventus is unclear.