Football News News

14th Nov 2017

Arsene Wenger open to World Cup management

Arsenal boss ready to look at international options when club management gets too tiring

When Roy Hodgson stood down as England manager, there was plenty of talk surrounding Arsene Wenger potentially taking charge of the Three Lions although the Frenchman has remained with Arsenal.

However, Wenger likes the idea of international management and that might see him have a stint with England at some stage, with the Gunners boss admitting it makes appeal to him providing he continues to have his health.

Wenger is comfortably the longest-serving manager in English club football, although his time at the north London club is nearing an end.

Wenger told beIn Sports: “Maybe yes I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there. Four or five weeks is a different experience, it’s more concentrated but I believe the real experience of managing a team is on a daily basis.

“But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into [international coaching]. It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.”

The Frenchman added: “Yes of course [I’d be tempted] because my life is linked with football and, depending on my physical state, I will [always] be in football. I don’t know [if] as a director, as a manager – as long as possible as a manager. But one day that will stop. But I will stay in football of course.”