Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has expressed his plans to sack Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, if he successfully takes over the Emirates club.
Valued at £10billion by Forbes, Dangote publicly declared his desire to take over the reigns at Arsenal earlier this year, following his failed bid to join Arsenal’s board in 2010.
Speaking to Bloomberg, 60-year-old Dangote said: “The first thing I would change is the coach,”
“He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
Arsenal’s current majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, handed another two-year contract extension to Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, despite several “Wenger Out” protests by Arsenal fans.
With Arsenal valued at £2bn, Dangote is convinced the right offer will tempt Stan Kroenke to sell.
He continued: “If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away,”
“Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away.”
“And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.”
Aliko Dangote is also an Arsenal fan.