ARSENE WENGER MAY NOT RETURN TO FOOTBALL AS A MANAGER AGAIN

ARSENE WENGER MAY NOT RETURN TO FOOTBALL AS A MANAGER AGAIN

Arsene Wenger says he has had offers from all over the world since leaving Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says he is considering roles other than management when he returns to football.

A year has passed since Wenger left Arsenal and the Frenchman initially felt he would soon be back in a dugout elsewhere.

The 69-year-old has had offers from all over the world during that 12 months, with Ligue 1 side Lyon the latest in a long line of clubs linked.

Yet Wenger’s focus has shifted considerably since his emotional farewell from the Emirates.

I will go back into football for sure. In what position I don’t know, whether that is as a manager or not.

“I worked for 40 years in management. You cannot say you walk out and you don’t miss it,” he said.

“Originally I said I want to manage straight away again. After that I thought maybe I’ll take a little distance.

“I came to the conclusion that I want to share what I learned in my life. Because life is only useful if at some stage you share what you know.

“I will go back into football for sure. In what position I don’t know, whether that is as a manager or not. The appetite, the desire, is still there.

“I know what kind of life I have in front of me so I have to decide that now.”

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Still immersed in football, Wenger now watches Arsenal “like a fan”.

He added: “I support Arsenal and that will be forever. They are my club. I have given my life to this club, but I managed quite well to focus on something different.

“I don’t judge. I’m happy when they win and not happy when they don’t play well. But after that I try to really take a distance with it.”

 

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