Former Arsenal Player to Take Over as Manager in MLS

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A former Arsenal and English star, who won the PFA Young Player of the Year and Arsenal Player of the Season awards in the same season, is on the radar of a United States MLS club as the next manager.

The 31-year-old Jack Wilshere had a great start in his career as the midfielder won the PFA Young Player of the Year and Arsenal Player of the Season awards for the 2010/11 season.

Wilshere joined the Gunners Academy at the age of nine and at the age of 16 years and 256 days, he became the youngest-ever league player for Arsenal.

Wilshere also appeared in 34 matches for England's national soccer team between 2010 and 2016. Earlier, he also played for various England youth teams (U16, U17, U19, and U21).

However, regular injuries affected Wilshere in his late playing career. After making almost 200 appearances for Arsenal, Wilshere also had a small tenure at West Ham United, AFC Bournemouth, and AGF.

In July 2022, Wilshere ultimately retired from the game at the age of 30. Soon, he took the Arsenal U18 coaching position, and they were runners-up at the 2022/23 FA Youth Cup.

According to The Athletic's David Ornstein, the 2010 MLS Cup winner Colorado Rapids wants Wilshere as their next manager. The team has already made a formal approach to Arsenal regarding this.

Rapids currently haven't a head coach after they parted away with Robin Fraser last September. Moreover, both Arsenal and Rapids are owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

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