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Arsenal coach targeted for first managerial role by Championship club

One Arsenal coach is being targeted by a well-known Championship side, who would give him his first managerial role in his career.

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Mikel Arteta has created a strong core of coaching staff since joining Arsenal, but with sights on the Gunners’ incredible rise, interest has come for one of their key coaches.

According to The Guardian, Norwich City are interested in using Carlos Cuesta’s services as first-team manager to replace David Wagner next season. The interest comes from the Canaries’ Sporting Director, Ben Knapper, who was formerly the loans manager at Arsenal before his move in November.

Cuesta began coaching the Atlético Madrid under-17 side at just eighteen years of age, before leaving Spain to take up Juventus’ offer of the same role in Italy. After impressing Arteta at the Old Lady’s, the coach joined his fellow Spaniard in north London in 2020.

Carlos Cuesta has so much experience for his young age. (Image Credits: Getty Images)

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After coaching two of the best youth sides in the world for four years, Cuesta has shown his ability to develop young and raw talents. At Arsenal, he currently performs the role of an individual development coach, reporting directly to Mikel Arteta. Being able to speak six European languages, the young Spaniard sits down with players to discuss technical and tactical skills, but also to focus on their mental state and development.

The coach uses his youthfulness to create emotional connections with players who he is of similar age to. Arsenal left-back, Nuno Tavares praised him on his ability to sympathise with players whilst on Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing documentary:

“Carlos (Cuesta), he can understand players because he’s young too. He helped me get better and improve.”

Current Norwich boss, Wagner has had a turbulent season with the Canaries, but in a hope for a promotion fight, the German will be given time to finish the season before a departure. As a candidate, Cuesta will also be unlikely to consider the approach until his current campaign with Arsenal has finished.

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