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Arsene Wenger Mulls Coaching Return


BEVERLY HILLS, August 03, (THEWILL) – Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, intends to return to coaching but only under conditions, he considers “optimal”.

The French coach retired as the Gunners boss in 2018 after 22 years and he is currently working as FIFA’s new Chief of Global Football Development.

Wenger, speaking to Europe 1, said he missed being a manager, adding that if the right offer presents itself, he will accept it.

Wenger said: “Every day, I want to train, I’ve been doing this all my life.
“I’m 70 years old, I gave a lot. Should I play Russian roulette a bit, even when it comes to my health? I can’t do things by halves, so I ask myself this question.”

Wenger, while answering a question about if he would like to return to coaching, replied: “It will be in again, conditions that I consider optimal. Otherwise, I will not do it”.

Wenger, who officially joined FIFA in November last year, has hinted that he is not an admirer of being stuck inside as he had initially conducted most of his work outside the pitch.

He said: “I smelled the grass every morning, and today I am more in muffled, administrative environments, and in offices. So obviously, I feel a bit of an intruder in there.

“I want to create the most efficient analysis center in the world at FIFA. I know it is very ambitious, but you will see that at the World Cup in 2022 we will produce match analyses which will be extremely efficient.

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“I’m in the process of hiring a lot of people at this level right now. And I think there is still a lot of progress to be made in the way we see football.”