Arsenal News: Wenger confirms job offers

8 months ago

In the latest Arsenal news, outgoing manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he has received several job offers and reiterated his desire to remain in football after he leaves the Gunners.

Wenger will be stepping down as Arsenal boss this summer after 22 years at the club, during which time the Frenchman has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

The Gunners are drawing up a list of replacements, with the likes of former Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti and ex-Barcelona chief Luis Enrique said to be on the shortlist.

Juventus manager Max Allegri is another to be linked with the managerial position at the Emirates and he is currently the 13/8 favourite with bet365 to take charge of the English outfit this summer.

Many are also wondering what the future holds for Wenger and it was thought he could decide to walk away from the game completely, having been in a managerial role since 1984.

However, the 68-year-old, who takes his side to Leicester City on Wednesday night, has no plans to retire just yet and revealed there have already been numerous job offers presented to him.

“Yes! More than I expected,” Wenger said at a press conference. “But I’m not analysing or considering anything. I want to work well here until the last day of my contract.

“For sure I will be active. My brain demands work and is active. I have huge experience in management. Overall, I will work. What will I do? I don’t know.”

Wenger refused to reveal which clubs had approached him but reports are claiming Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, who confirmed Unai Emery will be leaving at the end of the season, are interested.

The Frenchman could also be a target for Italian champions Juventus if Allegri takes the job at Arsenal whilst doubts still remain over the future of Zinedine Zidane at Champions League holders Real Madrid.