Like Ferguson Replacing Wenger Would Be Hard, Moyes Admits
Arsene Wenger/ Twitter

West Ham manager David Moyes has admitted it won’t be easy to replace Arsenal’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman had on Friday announced that he would be stepping aside as the Gunners henchman after 22 years on the dug-out.

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And Moyes who struggled at Manchester United when he replaced long-time manager Alex Ferguson, fears the person taking over from the former Monaco boss might face similar fate.

According to the former Everton gaffer, “It’s never easy when you follow great managers at great clubs.

“It’ll be tough for whoever takes the job. It’s been an incredible achievement for him to be the job that long — as it was for Sir Alex Ferguson. I thought I did well with 11 years at Everton.

“Real football people appreciate what he (Arsene Wenger) has done. He is a proper football man, he lives and breathes it, he’s dedicated to his job and his sport.

“I’d probably wish it hadn’t been announced before this weekend but most people appreciate Arsene and what he has done in football. I respect him for what a good football man he is.”