“Maybe in the future” – Gilberto Silva responds to reports linking him with coaching role at Arsenal

1 December 2019

The former midfielder spent six years with the Gunners between 2002 and 2008, during which time he won a Premier League title and two FA Cups.

Gilberto has been linked with a coaching role at Arsenal following the appointment of Freddie Ljungberg as caretaker manager on Friday.

Ex-Gunners winger Ljungberg has stepped into the role vacated by Unai Emery, who was sacked following a run of seven matches without a win in all competitions.

Per Mertesacker, another former Arsenal player, will assist Ljungberg in the dugout, starting with Sunday`s trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich.

But Gilberto has dismissed rumours that he could be in line for an imminent return to the club.

For me, as an ex-player, it is amazing when there is some link to the club, he said of Ljungberg`s appointment during an interview with Soccer AM.

Let`s see [if I will return]. This was a surprise for me despite the fact I am back in England and follow the club closely. There hasn`t been any contact. I don`t know if it will happen now but maybe in the future. At the moment, I can tell you there is nothing in place.

Ljungberg is in interim charge of the Gunners for the time being, but Gilberto believes a positive run of results could help the Swede land the job on a permanent basis.

If he gets the results and gets the players supporting him, there is a chance. The club will support him but it is important everyone works hard and gets together.

There have been a lot of names over the last few days. I read about [Mauricio] Pochettino, [Max] Allegri, [Carlo] Ancelotti. Maybe they go with somebody who will bring confidence back.


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source : fourfourtwo.com

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