Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has strongly hinted that he’d be interested in taking charge of England, with comments he made to BeIN Sports.
Wenger celebrates 20 years in charge of Arsenal this summer but has been heavily linked with the vacant England job, following Roy Hodgson’s resignation after the Three Lions’ woeful Euro 2016 campaign- which embarrassing saw them knocked-out in the Round of 16 against Iceland.
66-year-old Wenger has one-year remaining on his current contract in north London and he’s stated he would not walk out on the Gunners, although he hasn’t ruled out a move to become a national boss.
‘Could I manage England, why not? I would never rule that out, but I am happy and focused in club football,’
‘England is my second country. I was absolutely on my knees when England went out against Iceland. I couldn’t believe it. But when you watched the game you could sense, after 60 minutes, that the worst could happen. Did they panic or were they tired? I don’t know, but England couldn’t find an answer to what Iceland posed.’
‘I have one more year to go with Arsenal and I have been with them for a long time. I have always respected all my contracts [throughout my career] and will continue to do that. What will I do after that? Honestly, I don’t know.’
Wenger has come under pressure in recent years due to his failure to lead Arsenal to Premier League glory for the past 12 years, whilst the Champions League crown continues to elude him.