Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has said his club should not block any potential Arsenal move for current assistant manager, Mikel Arteta, if the London club comes for him.
Arteta, an ex-Arsenal player, is now the main choice to take over from Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium after losing out to the ex PSG coach when Arsene Wenger was sacked.
Even if Pep appreciates Arteta’s input at City, KDB feels the club should not stop the Spaniard from pursuing his personal ambitions when the time is right.
His words, “He came here three years ago, and had to find his way a little bit, because to transition from player to coach is a little bit different,”
“He is finding his role really, really good right now. I guess one day he will want to be a head coach – I don’t know when but he’s helping the team in the way he thinks he can help and is doing a good job.
“He is helping us a lot, but if he gets a good opportunity to be a head coach, and he thinks it’s time for him to take that, I think as a club you need to let somebody go.
“You want to grow as a head coach, I guess. If he doesn’t, it’s his decision, but why, otherwise, start coaching in that way?
“It’s difficult for me to explain. Whatever he wants to do, you have to do it – if you want to grow you need to take opportunities when they come.”
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