Arsene Wenger confirms he has been offered Man Utd job


Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he was offered the Manchester United manager job – although he would not reveal exactly when.

Wenger managed Arsenal for 22 years but left the Emirates in 2018, after he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

The French manager is unsure if he will return to management again but he revealed he has been offered some of the biggest jobs in the football world.

‘I was offered that job a few times,’ Wenger told The Times of the Paris Saint-Germain post.

He also reportedly received job offers from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and the France national team.

Asked if he was offered the Manchester United job, the former gunners coach said: ‘Yes.’ Asked when, he smiled: ‘I don’t tell you that. But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job. I don’t tell you that [when].’

It has previously been reported that Wenger was in line for the Red devils job back in the 2000/01 season when Sir Alex Ferguson considered retirement, but he eventually U-turned on his plans.

He had a great rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson and revealed they are still in touch to this day.

Asked if he was in touch with many current managers, Wenger added: ‘These people are all very busy. I’m not close enough to them… except Ferguson, yes. ‘I have Ferguson’s number, yes. We have a lot of respect for each other now.

‘We had a period when it was very tough, very hot. After you’re not competing any more, everyone becomes a bit more objective.’


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