Injuries derailed Jack Wilshere’s career, as the former Arsenal star and cult hero prematurely retired from professional football just aged 30 years old. Now, he’s beginning his journey as a manager, being in charge of Arsenal’s U-18 team, making a good impression as he guided his team to an FA Youth Cup final last season.
MLS interest in Jack Wilshere
Now, the former England international is poised to take his first team at a major role in coaching, as an MLS side is interested in giving him an opportunity to prove himself at a higher level, according to recent reports.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, MLS side Colorado Rapids is willing to bet on Jack Wilshere to become their next manager, as the team already made a formal approach to Arsenal to speak with the Englishman. It is important to note that both teams are owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.
The Rapids parted ways with former manager Robin Fraser after they missed the MLS playoffs last season, finishing bottom of the Western Conference with just 26 points, 9 less than the second worst team in the conference, the LA Galaxy, which ended the season with 35 points
Jack Wilshere’s professional career
Jack Wilshere, who is still only 31 years old, was deemed a wonder kid since the start, as he made his senior debut in the Premier League at 16 years and 256 days old, becoming Arsenal’s youngest player ever.
He played 197 games with Arsenal in all competitions from 2008 to 2018, scoring 14 goals. During his career with the Gunners, Wilshere went on loan to AFC Bournemouth and Bolton Wanderers.
He also played for West Ham United between 2018 and 2021, finishing his career with Danish side AGF in 2022.