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Dein: Wenger Is A Wizard

Dein: Wenger Is A Wizard

Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein says he always knew Wenger would one day manage the club.

'The very first day I met Arsene at Highbury during 1989-1990 season, I was convinced one day he would become the club's coach,' Dein told L'Equipe.

'Of course, he was charming and very intelligent, but above all he has a clear ability to adapt. The day we met for the first time, we had a dinner at my friend's house, after the dinner we played mime.

'It was not that easy as he didn't speak English like he does today. However, he did his best and worked hard to make himself understood.

'At that moment I knew Arsene was an unconventional man.

'It was difficult, I fought to convince the board that Arsene was the right man to become the coach, even if he was unknown here in 1996. Arsene had to do the same with the players but he never fretted and straight away achieved to make his message heard.

'Imagine a Frenchman, looking like a philosophy teacher, coming to the training ground to impose his ideas on Tony Adams, Martin Keown and David Seaman. If those players had not immediately trusted him, it could have become much more complex.'

'In ten years, Arsene has built a training centre and a new Stadium. He's started several players' careers, and has created three different winning teams.

'And above all he crafted an attractive and unique style of football for Arsenal.

'Arsene is a wizard.'


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday October 3 2006
Time: 12:56PM

Comments

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He is a great manager and lets hope he can bring more success to your club. Just sign some English players though! :)
jono_forest
03/10/2006 13:02:00
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'Arsene is a wizard.' , I think that about sums it up perfectly ! , he IMO is the best manager in all the leagues ... can we have him at hull when you decide to get a new one heh heh .... no seriously I love the football he promotes ... absolute joy to watch !
dazednconfuzed
03/10/2006 13:03:00
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Why is the thought of Arsene playing mime so amusing?
Little Dutch
03/10/2006 13:29:00
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Deano, we are trying, but you guys are not helping us taking points off us, and at the emirates to boot!!
But I don't mind you taking off points off Chelsea at The Bridge.
Gaga
03/10/2006 13:50:00
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Oops, wrong thread!!
Gaga
03/10/2006 13:51:00
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I agree with Jono :-)
Tigerphil
03/10/2006 14:43:00
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If thats how you want to deal with your jealousy the so be it.
simmy8_2000
03/10/2006 14:46:00
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Park Lane Git, you are a fool.
JakeB
03/10/2006 14:48:00
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ParkLaneYid: what a credit to your family you are! I bet your mums well proud, when she's not handing out free blowj*bs to tramps!
LondonGooner
03/10/2006 15:29:00
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Park lane scum, p*** off to ur own site and salivate over ur 2006 greatest ever season video.
iceman10
03/10/2006 15:29:00
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