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What’s next for Arsene Wenger?

| 18.07.2018

Former Arsenal manager has his eye on a return

In a revelatory interview with RTL, Arsene Wenger revealed he’s considering his career options over the next few months.

The Frenchman has been taking a break from football since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. But the 68-year-old has stated he’s keen to get back into the game in some shape of form.

The Coral News Team take a look at Le Professeur’s possible future options…

La Liga giants?

Could there be a possible destination stop at one of the two La Liga super clubs in Real Madrid and Barcelona?

Both outfits could be in for volatile periods. Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane have exited the Santiago Bernabeu. Julien Lopetegui is the new name in the dugout, while Ronaldo has yet to be replaced.

Barcelona have seen the end of an era with Andres Iniesta now joining Xavi in leaving the club. Lionel Messi had a relatively traumatic World Cup and the burden lies heavier than ever on him at Camp Nou.

If things take a bad turn in either Madrid or Catalonia, Wenger may be asked to step into a void.

Paris Saint-Germain?

It’s hardly a secret that the PSG job is one of the most demanding in world football right now. Any manager at Parc des Princes is expected to win the Champions League.

And plenty have come and gone over the years. Carlo Ancelotti, Laurent Blanc, and Unai Emery have all tried and failed to win European football’s top trophy.

Thomas Tuchel is the latest to try his hand. But the German coach – despite his obvious talent – will have his work cut out. If things don’t go to plan, Les Parisien’s Qatari owners won’t be forgiving.

Wenger has reportedly been offered the PSG gig before – so it would come as no surprise if he was given the chance to resurrect his career at the Ligue 1 giants.

Les Bleus?

After winning the ultimate prize in football, one would forgive Didier Deschamps if he decided to leave his post as France national team manager.

The World Cup-winning coach has already hit his peak. And although a Euro 2020 win would create a dynasty of sorts, it’s an immensely difficult feat.

Wenger has confirmed that he was handed the chance to take the reins of the national team on a couple of occasions.

And although he has said he prefers the day-to-day duties of a club coach, the opportunity to coach some of the world’s best young players would be too good to refuse.

In any potential Deschamps exit, he’d face a challenge from Zidane for that particular role, though.

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Cian Carroll