Monday, July 22, 2024

Report: Wilshere applies for Aberdeen job

According to the Daily Record, Jack Wilshere has applied for the vacant managerial position at Aberdeen.

The 32-year-old has been coaching Arsenal’s under-18s since the start of last season but is seemingly open to testing himself at a higher level.

In October, The Athletic reported that the former England international had interviewed for the head coach position at the KSE-owned MLS outfit Colorado Rapids.

The gig eventually went to 51-year-old Chris Armas whose previous experience included stints at the New York Red Bulls, Manchester United and Leeds United.

If the Rapids viewed Wilshere as raw, it’s likely Aberdeen may see it the same way. Wilshere is considered an outsider for the Pittodrie job with former Celtic manager Neil Lennon the favourite. Neil Warnock and Alex Neil are also said to be in the running.

Neil Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Neil Kinnock and former Art Attack presenter Neil Buchanan have ruled themselves out.

Wilshere’s under-18s are in Premier League Cup action at Manchester United this morning. In the league, they are currently third behind West Ham and Sp*rs.

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It’s kind of funny to think of people applying for managerial jobs, because the way it’s reported (for big clubs) is always in terms of clubs hunting managers.

Where do they even advertise? Or do you contact their HR department to get the forms?


“Our aim is to recruit and select prospective employees who have the relevant personality, qualifications and experience to make a positive contribution towards the continued success of the Club.

To contact our Human Resources Team please email [email protected]

Andrew The Hinckley Gooner


Johnny 4 Hats

Iโ€™m probably the only one but when I hear the name Neil Diamond I still think of Nil Demand (in a Jamaican accent) and Karl Pilkingtonโ€™s rockbusters.

A Different George

Yes, I think you are the only one. Better content please, Johnny. I miss your humour. Not as much as Ramblin’ Pete, but still.

Man Manny

Where’s Rambling Pete? Miss him too!


Brigitte Nielsen is still in the running then.

Yankee Gooner

Who is Aberdeen kidding? Only Vince Neil could control that motley crew.

Al M

๐Ÿคž the academy kids deserves a better coach


There is no privacy in football. Imagine it appearing on my company’s linkedin page that i have been applying for job in another state


Dry your eyes mate.


He’s not done well with the U18s, probably time to move him on and get a better coach in.

A Different George

The current director of women’s football for Man City (and the former coach of the Danish women’s national team) is Nils Nielsen. Really.


Any word on Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys?


Crazy to think he’s as old as Jorginho, yet it seems like he retired a decade ago.


To be fair Jorginho also sometimes seems like he retired a decade ago… I joke! I joke relax I love Jorginho as a player and person. That’s what his haters might say

I love Jack and think he could become a good manager but I’d like him to stick to Arsenal’s youth teams or other youth teams at least until he’s older than most of the players on your average senior squad, exercise some patience and maybe your managerial career might start slower than your playing career, but hopefully it will turn out much longer and more successful

David Hillier's luggage

Is Wilshere ready for the step up to first team management? A take away from the youth team documentary was that it felt like he was very much still learning, with the payers more benefiting from his experience as a footballer than from a tactical or stylistic standpoint.

He’s a young man, and I can’t help but feel a couple years working directly for a first team manager with tactical insights will help him more than jumping into a management position now.

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