Arsene Wenger To Stay At Arsenal For More Four Years
Despite enormous pressure for him to quit, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested he could remain on the job for at least four more years, pointing out that Sir Alex Ferguson did not quit Manchester United until age 71.
Wenger, 67, who has had to grapple with yet another #WengerOut campaign in the wake of the Gunners’ Champions League capitulation at Bayern Munich, says he is as hungry as ever to be in the dugout at his beloved club.
Unlike Fergie who’s pursued other interests such as horse racing since retiring, Arsene Wenger on the other hand insists he has not yet reached that point and will continue to be in management for the foreseeable future, Goal writes.
“Ferguson has some other interests in life and he was older [when he retired] than I am today,” Wenger told reporters Saturday.
“He was four years older. He retired at 71 and I’m 67.
“I do not want to take anything away from Ferguson, he was an absolutely unbelievable manager, but he had enough. He had enough. And I’m not at that stage.”
The Frenchman however denied that his admission that he would be managing next season whether he remained at the Emirates or not was some form of veiled threat to the club.
“No, it’s not a threat, not at all,” he added. “My preference is always to manage Arsenal and I have shown that.”
Wenger’s men head to League One Sutton United for an FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday.
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