Arsene Wenger opens up on managerial return after being linked with Newcastle United job

Arsene Wenger has opened up about a return to management.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 2:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th June 2019, 3:17 pm
Arsene Wenger.

Wenger – who left Arsenal last year after 22 years at the club – has been linked with the Newcastle United job since it was revealed that Rafa Benitez’s contract at St James’s Park would not be extended beyond June 30.

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And the 69-year-old says he’s undecided on another managerial job after taking “a little rest” from work following his record-breaking stint at Arsenal.

“I'm still not ready to go back,” Wenger told France24. “I'm more open now than a year ago to talk about that, but I cannot tell you that in the next two or three days I will go into management again.

“I took a little bit of distance and I enjoyed it. I worked for 35 years without any interruptions, so I think I deserved a little rest.”