I have been thinking about Arsene Wenger’s predicament at Arsenal and the thought that came to my mind was, “If Wenger had a family, would he consider their opinions in taking a final decision about coaching Arsenal for next season?”
Ladies and gentlemen of good repute, we surely know the impact our families play in our day to day decision makings. We know how it is important to consider them and their opinions in whatever we do. For the married men amongst us, we all know how influential our wives can be; they are very important in our lives and at times we are lost in decision, we go to them for a little prep talk! So, I ask this important question, does Wenger have a wife to run to? Who does he consult with in his decisions makings?
Last week, I read an article in a sport magazine in my locality and the one story that caught my attention was an interview with Dennis Bergkamp, our midfield hero at Arsenal! In the interview, he was asked if he would love to be the manager of Arsenal or Ajax, one day and his response touched my soul. Here is his response: “I won’t love to be the chief coach of any club, I am okay being a member of the coaching staff here at Ajax. I have a family who needs me home more often than I wish; being a chief coach will deprive of some time to spend with my family.” He didn’t fail to mention his family as being part of why he won’t want to be in the limelight of coaching! The man surely has the interest of his family at heart. Is that not cute?
This particular interview got me thinking about several things; Is Wenger not tired of spending the limelight in the world of coaching? Is he not thinking about spending more time with his family? He is in his old age right now, won’t it be wise to resign at the end of the season and try spending more time with his immediate family? Forgive me if I say I don’t know a thing about his family life; that is because I am not the type to pry into the private lives of celebrities! But if Wenger has a wife and family to fall back to, does he include them in his decision makings?
Will he consider them before taking a decision to sign the new contract offered to him or not? Hope I am not lost in my thoughts?