Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas tipped to follow in Mikel Arteta’s footsteps after Thierry Henry deal

Cesc Fabregas has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta by a coach who has worked with some of the best young managers in the game

Cesc Fabregas has been tipped to follow in Mikel Arteta's footsteps

Former Arsenal manager Cesc Fabregas has the potential to become an excellent football manager like Mikel Arteta, according to Como boss Osian Roberts.

Roberts, who was formerly the technical director of the Welsh Football Association and has guided many successful young coaches, sees a promising future for Fabregas. Fabregas is now part of the coaching team at Serie B side Como, after purchasing a stake in the Italin club with ex-teammate Thierry Henry.

The 36-year-old is the assistant to Roberts and it’s no surprise that he’s been impressed by his work ethic. Having previously worked with talented individuals such as Arteta, Henry, and Patrick Vieira, Roberts believes Fabregas has what it takes to achieve great things as a coach, reports the Mirror.

In an interview with The Sun, Roberts elaborated on his optimism for the Spaniard: “I have worked with and mentored a few bright young coaches, Mikel, Patrick, Thierry, Pep Lijnders. But Cesc is certainly in the top category. He wants to be a head coach in the future

“This is the perfect scenario for him as he only finished playing last summer but he gets the opportunity to coach and present as an assistant manager. He was a top quality player but he is also intelligent.

“He’s a very impressive young man, serious about his work and improving as much as he can. And he has been key for me. He played in the league last season so he knows all the teams, stadiums, opposition and knows our dressing room. He has been a big help.

With aspirations of becoming a No. 1 in his own right, the report goes on to outline that Fabregas is poised to start working on his UEFA Pro License this summer. Gunners favourite Fabregas took the reins at Como on an interim basis after the club parted company with Moreno Longo before Roberts was appointed in December.


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