MX23RW : Monday, October 22 10:45:38

Joachim Low 'reluctant to take over at Arsenal'

Low 'reluctant to take over at Arsenal'
© Offside
Germany manager Joachim Low is reportedly reluctant to consider taking over at Arsenal due to concerns that he will be burned out following this summer's World Cup.

Germany manager Joachim Low would reportedly be reluctant to take the Arsenal job if it were offered to him due to concerns that he will be burned out after this summer's World Cup.

Low is one of the names to have been mentioned in the discussion of Arsene Wenger's successor after it was revealed that the Frenchman will step down from his role following 22 years at the end of this season.

The 58-year-old Low has not worked in club management for 14 years, and The Times reports that he is worried he would not be able to carry out his duties effectively in the immediate aftermath of the World Cup should he take over the reins at the Emirates Stadium.

The long-serving Germany boss - who still has two years remaining on his current contract - took a lengthy break after leading his country to the 2014 World Cup title having been left physically and mentally drained, and his side will once again go into this summer's tournament among the favourites to lift the trophy.

Many of Arsenal's first-team players will return to training before the World Cup final takes place on July 15, while any new manager would be required to travel with the team to two International Champions Cup matches in Singapore the following week.

Such an intense schedule is likely to put Low off the job, leaving former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as the most realistic high-profile candidate for the Gunners.

Share this article now:
Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould watch on during the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal on March 4, 2018
Read Next:
Roy Keane: 'Arsenal lack characters'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account