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Wenger eyes World Cup 2022 managerial role

Wenger eyes World Cup 2022 managerial role

03/09/2019 at 22:30Updated 03/09/2019 at 22:48

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is open to the possibility of coaching a nation at the World Cup in three years’ time.

Wenger has not returned to the dugout since leaving Arsenal in 2018, where he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during a 22-year spell.

The 69-year-old has since been linked with numerous roles across Europe and beyond – including Bayern Munich and PSG – and while the Frenchman said he has received “some nice offers”, he also talked up the idea of managing on the international stage.

"I will have enough time (and) distance with my last job (to give me perspective), and I would not be against that,” he told BeIN Sports.

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"I must say I always wanted to go to the World Cup (finals) because I felt it is the job of a manager to be where the best football players in the world play football.

"Hopefully, you will see me, touch wood in Qatar in three years' time."

Wenger added: "You will see me in a dugout again, when, I don't know exactly."

" I still cannot live with the fact that I will never be on the bench again. I might go for an intermediate position."
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"What I want for sure is to share what I know, and what I have learnt as much as I can in the game.

"I would like to experience one more time the intensity of the competition."

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