In England they already see David Luiz a player-coach

The Brazilian central defender ends his contract in June and Arsenal wants to renew him. The Mirror hints at the possibility of him signing and assuming a coaching post in the future.


David Luiz has become an important footballer for Mikel Arteta. The center-back, widely criticized in the past for his continuous mistakes, has been reborn and is performing better than expected. At least, it is very much to the taste of his coach and in England there is already talk of Arsenal's intention to renew his contract, which expires on June 30. It will be a downward extension, already aware that the best years of the Brazilian's career have passed. However, there seems to be no doubt about the operation and even the Mirror points to a new possible role: that of player-coach.

Everything stems from a note made by Mikel Arteta at a press conference: "David Luiz is a great example for young people. He has a good mix with them. Between jokes and then some criticism. Everyone listens to him for who he is and what he has made in football. Because of how he behaves every day, how professional he is and how he does his job ... He is one of the role models in our team. " The current Arsenal manager thus hinted at the great qualities that the former Chelsea would have on a professional bench.

Given these statements and Arsenal's intention to renew the footballer despite his already long career, the Mirror points to a formula that the club has already made on occasion. Mertesacker, in his day, signed the renewal for a season with a clause that allowed him to take over the management of the quarry when his contract expired. Thus, Luiz would have a year to mentor Gabriel Magalhaes or William Saliba and would continue to join the club. However, this point is nothing more than a possibility in view of times past. The renewal talks have not started yet, although there is already talk of a new horizon for the central. Will he have a future as a technician?

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