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Jack Wilshere may leave Arsenal after applying for his first senior management job

Former Arsenal midfielder and academy coach Jack Wilshere has reportedly applied for his inaugural role in senior management

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Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reportedly applied for his inaugural role in senior management. 

After concluding his playing career in July 2022 due to persistent injuries and fitness issues, the 32-year-old quickly expressed a keen interest in management. He was promptly offered the opportunity to lead Arsenal’s under-18s just four days after announcing his retirement.

Having demonstrated competence with the young squad, Wilshere, averaging nearly two points per game since taking charge, now aspires to transition to senior-level management. According to the Daily Record, the ex-England international has submitted an application for the vacant managerial position at Aberdeen.

The Dons, who finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season, recently parted ways with Barry Robson after slipping to eighth in the table. Aberdeen appointed Peter Leven as interim manager for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Celtic, seeking additional time for the selection of a new permanent manager.

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Aberdeen are currently in search of a replacement for the sacked Barry Robson and his assistant Steve Agnew. While former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is a bookmakers’ favorite, no official contact has been reported. Lennon is presently considering the Republic of Ireland job, directing his focus there. First-team coach Leven, alongside Scott Anderson, has been tasked with leading the team for today’s Granite City clash. Leven mentioned, “I would love to tell you more, but I am just taking it day-by-day and game-by-game.”

The former England midfielder is under consideration for the vacant managerial position at Aberdeen. However, the Scottish club, following the recent dismissal of Barry Robson, is reportedly seeking a more seasoned candidate.

Wilshere recently underwent an interview for the position of head coach at the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

With Aberdeen currently occupying the eighth position in the league and only nine game weeks remaining, they are eager to swiftly secure a head coach to enhance their chances of finishing the season in the top half. The urgency is evident as they approach their next game against Rangers scheduled for Tuesday, January 6.

Despite Wilshere’s belief that he is the right person to guide Aberdeen up the table, his relative lack of experience at this level may impact his chances, especially with former Celtic boss Neil Lennon and veteran Neil Warnock also in contention for the role.

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