Jamie Carragher has picked out the potential replacement for Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman eventually leaves his current role.
The Arsenal manager is yet to renew his contract at the club which is expected to expire at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
There have been all sorts of suggestions over who Wenger’s successor should be and according to former Liverpool captain Carragher, the Gunners’ next boss might already be in the Premier League.
“We want to see English managers getting good jobs and look at the job he [Eddie Howe] has done at Bournemouth,” Carragher was quoted as saying on Sky Sports
“The big thing for Arsenal when Wenger eventually leaves is, will it be a case of: ‘We want a shift, or do we want to continue building on Wenger’s philosophy?’
“If they are not winning titles or European Cups over the next few years – as I see Wenger staying and signing a new contract – then the issue for the board and the supporters will be they probably will want a change.
“But because Wenger is so influential and runs right through the club, how will that affect the club?
“So I am sure Howe will come into their thinking, but it is a big jump from Bournemouth to Arsenal as a manager.
“But if anyone in that bottom half has the credibility to do that, then by the way he has set up his team, Eddie Howe does.”