Arsene Wenger is set to spend the next few months mulling over his future.
There’s a strong possibility that Arsenal will end the season without any silverware unless they manage to lift the FA Cup, and that competition still has Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United in it.
The Frenchman, 67, doesn’t seem ready to retire, but he’s been told he has a job for life at the club if he does want to move upstairs into the director’s box.
Alternatively, there’s also a new contract on the table if he wants to stay in the dugout.
Comments in one of his most recent press conferences suggest that Le Professeur intends to keep on managing, but it remains to be seen whether that will be at Arsenal.
Rumours have long linked him with Paris Saint-Germain, and there may well be several top European clubs interested if he becomes available.
The Daily Mail report that one move he won’t be making is to the Chinese Super League, with Far East clubs continuing to monitor developments in north London.
That means Wenger will turn down a massive pay rise in order to stay in Europe.
It’s looking like the Barcelona job will become vacant at the end of the season too, and he could be among the candidates to replace the beleaguered Luis Enrique.
Once again, it seems the Chinese League’s lack of a real footballing reputation could rob it of one of the biggest names in the game.