The King has spoken.
David Ornstein, the only man more reliable than Wikipedia, has had his say on Arsene Wenger’s successor.
According to Ornstein, aka The Ornacle, Arsenal want a new manager in place before the World Cup starts.
That gives the Arsenal hierarchy a month and six days to appoint a new leader.
Interestingly, or not, depending on your allegiance to Arsenal, those already in a role have reportedly been ruled out.
That means no moves for Diego Simeone, Joachim Low, Brendan Rodgers or Paulo Fonseca, who have all been strongly linked with the job.
Thomas Tuchel has also been ruled out given he’s about to be named PSG’s new manager.
So who’s in the frame?
Massimiliano Allegri, who’s rumoured to be leaving Juventus in the summer, is favourite with the bookies.
The next favourite is Carlo Ancelotti, who’s legally got to be in the frame for any Premier League job, regardless of whether he wants it or not.
Luis Enrique is third favourite, while former Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has drifted out to fourth favourite.
But there’s one man we haven’t discussed yet. Alan Scott ‘Pardiola’ Pardew.
He loves the camera, so Arsenal Fan TV wouldn’t be a problem. He’s known to be very efficient when it comes to zipping and unzipping jackets.
He’s also very experienced when it comes to managing mid-table clubs. What’s not to love?