mikehutch86 wrote:As much of a legend as Pat Rice is to Arsenal stepping down as the no.2 is one of the best things that could happen to our club.
Look at Fergie who freshens his backroom team up every other year, we need a change and someone who can challenge Wenger with his decisions.
But i am a realist and realise this won't happen so expect another 10 years of a yes man as number 2
Rice is not a yes man. He is a "virtually ignored man".
So too will be his successor.
From some connected people I have heard that Rice has little say in things; but acts as an occasional sounding board, someone for the players to express concerns to and a training assistant.
The Daily Fail now thinks it is a contest between Steve Bould and Neil Banfield. I think Banfield will get it, if this is the case.