Colorado Rapids 'eyeing Arsenal U18 boss Wilshere as new head coach'

Arsenal U18 boss Jack Wilshere ‘in the frame to become Colorado Rapids head coach after impressing MLS club in job interview’

  • Jack Wilshere was appointed manager of Arsenal’s Under-18 team last season 
  • The 31-year-old former midfielder is said to have impressed the Rapids 
  • provides all the latest international sports news 

Jack Wilshere is in talks with MLS side Colorado Rapids over becoming their new head coach.

The former England international is currently with former side Arsenal, where he is the club’s Under 18 boss.

But the Rapids have identified Wilshere as a potential new manager following the departure of Robin Fraser last month.

Mail Sport understands Wilshere is keen on the position as he looks to take his first steps into management, but as things stand there is no agreement in place.

Wilshere is enjoying his academy coaching role at Arsenal, but there is an understanding at the Emirates that their former player would be eventually approached by other clubs.

Colorado Rapids are reportedly considering making Jack Wilshere their new head coach

Both Arsenal and the Rapids are owned by Stan Kroenke’s Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

Chris Little was appointed interim head coach, with Colorado consigned to finish bottom of the Western Conference. Two games out from the end of the regular season, the team sits nine points adrift of second bottom LA Galaxy.

Wilshere was appointed Arsenal Under-18 boss in the summer of 2022, following the end of a playing career that was plagued by injury.

He led the young Gunners to the FA Youth Cup final in his first season in charge and impressed academy manager Per Mertesacker.

‘He’s made a huge impact,’ the German said last season. ‘His ambition, naturally, is one day to go somewhere and coach a first-team, but I’m not letting him at the moment.’

Former Arsenal defender Auston Trusty previously moved between north London and Denver, joining Arsenal from the Rapids in 2022 before returning to MLS on loan.

Colorado sits bottom of the Western Conference with two regular season games left

Source: Read Full Article