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Former Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger unsure about his coaching future

The 69-year-old Arsene Wenger has received a lot of offers but is still undecided on what he would do next.

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Monaco (France) Published on: February 17, 2019 22:26 IST
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Arsene Wenger left Arsenal at the end of previous Premier League season

Former Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger is enjoying a relaxed life after his 22-year-old tenure with the English club ended last year and says the future is "still unknown to him".

The 69-year-old Frenchman has received a lot of offers but is still undecided on what he would do next.

"My future is unknown, even to me. I am quite open you know, I enjoy daily life now and I have travelled a lot recently," said Wenger ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday.

Asked why he never felt tempted to join a big Spanish club (including Real Madrid) during his days at Arsenal, he said, "Well, I wanted to develop the club (Arsenal) at that time. I turned down some clubs in Spain, yes.

"For me, the coach's work has to have an impact on three different levels. First, in the careers of the players that you work with. Secondly, in the style of the team. And, thirdly, in the structure of the club for which he works.

"For me, that aspect is very important as I felt that it was not the time to leave (Arsenal) because we were still developing the structure.

"My job is to get the best out of the team but first I need to get the best out of myself. I don't know what I will do," said Wenger, who is now divorced from longtime wife Annie.

Indian football is growing and greats of the game from Europe and South America have had coaching stints in the sub-continent nation.

Asked if he would be open to a job in India, Wenger said: "Well, there is a need to coach all over the world. India is a growing country and I hope it does well. I feel the 21st century is about the growth of women's football and I hope it scales new heights." 

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