Former Arsenal and Chelsea ace Ashley Cole is backing Freddie Ljungberg for the club's permanent managerial role.
The Swede is currently heading the club on an interim basis, with the search for the new manager said to have begun.
The position was left vacant two weeks ago following the axing of Unai Emery after 18 months in charge of the London club.
Carlo Ancelloti, Mauricio Pochettino, Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira have all been mentioned as possible candidates, with Ljungberg, not a popular candidate.
Cole, who played alongside Ljungberg during their prime years under Arsene Wenger, however, feels the former midfielder-cum winger is best suited to take the job.
"Every club has to change. They're in another transition period at the minute where they tried Emery and for whatever reason, it didn't work out," Cole said as quoted by Omnisport.
"Now Freddie is there and hopefully he can take over as permanent manager because he knows the club inside out. Freddie was my friend when I was at Arsenal and hopefully, he can change some things there."
Ljungberg registered his first win at the helm of the club on Monday night in a 3-1 win over West Ham and will be gunning for a second win when they play away to Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday night.
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