Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is still in a state of shock after not being the manager of the Gunners anymore.
This summer brought curtains to one of the greatest managers in the Premier League with Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman brought to end a 22-year reign at the North London club and ended an illustrious career that brought three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups to Arsenal’s trophy cabinet. And earlier this year, Wenger decided to step down from the helm at the club with one year still remaining on his current deal.
The 68-year-old is still adapting to life after Arsenal but wants to make a decision on his future before the World Cup begins this summer. Wenger will be considered a legend at Arsenal for generations to come but at the moment, he has still not digested the fact that he won’t manage the club anymore.
Wenger In Shock-
Speaking to beIN Sport Wenger opened up on his plans for the near future and what lies in store for him, “I haven’t even emptied my desk yet and in a way I am still in a state of shock, I am going to give myself until June 14, the day the World Cup begins, to decide. The question is do I still want to coach, to be on the bench, or is it time to take up different functions?”
Wenger also added that he has no plans of retiring from football anytime soon but may look for something other than a coaching job, “The one thing I can say for sure is that I will continue to work, but do I want to continue to suffer as much? I want to continue to defend my ideas of football, that’s for sure. Spontaneously, I would say I still want to coach, but I can’t really say that yet for sure.”
It’s very sad the way Wenger was pushed out of the Arsenal door but if the club wanted to move forward, they should have let go of him a while ago. Certainly, Wenger’s tactics can win him trophies elsewhere but the Premier League got too competitive for him towards the end of his career.