Arsene Wenger reacts to France job speculation


Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out managing France, according to The Mirror.

The Arsenal boss has been at the club since 1996, but this could be the first indication he is thinking about leaving.

When asked whether he ever saw himself in the role, Wenger said:

“I am getting a bit old now to make long-term plans! For the moment I am a club manager, we shall see what happens.”

Wenger being linked with the France job is nothing new – for many years rumours have persisted that he will be manager of Les Bleus one day.

Certainly, at his age, it’s hard to imagine him continuing on in club football when he does eventually call it a day at Arsenal – or is politely advised to move on by the north London giants.

At times in recent years, the latter has appeared a possibility, with many Gunners fans fed up at a Premier League title drought that now extends back to 2004.


However, Wenger has shown he is nothing if not stubborn and insists he will not be dictated to by supporters and will leave in his own good time.

Current France manager Didier Deschamps’ future may well depend on how the host side do at Euro 2016.

If they put in a poor showing, Wenger might just edge closer to the exit door at the Emirates, as this is surely his last chance if he is to ever manage France.

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