London, November 30: Freddie Ljungberg's spell as Arsenal interim head coach starts away at Norwich City on Sunday.
If the Swede gets his wish, it will be the humble beginning of a long-term tenure.
The Gunners are reportedly receptive to the idea of keeping him in the dugout, at least until the end of the season.
TOP STORY – LJUNGBERG KEEN ON LONG-TERM ARSENAL CHANCE
Could rookie coach Freddie Ljungberg go from hugging the touchline at Highbury to patrolling it permanently at Emirates Stadium?
According to The Guardian, the 42-year-old is determined to prove he should succeed Unai Emery at Arsenal on a full-time basis.
Carlo Ancelotti, Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino are among the many men linked with the role, although club chiefs are reportedly prepared to let Ljungberg stay on for the remainder of the season.
However long I oversee @Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles on faces again. We have a busy few weeks ahead and the team needs your support. Let’s get to work! pic.twitter.com/WdekcA4h5G— Freddie Ljungberg (@freddie) November 29, 2019
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