Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out another managerial job when he leaves Arsenal and also revealed he will not be choosing his replacement.
The future of the Gunners boss continues to be the subject of huge speculation with Wenger yet to confirm his plans for after this season when his contract expires.
The 66-year-old has insisted, however, that he does not want to end his career yet and says he may manage somewhere else before he retires.
“I am moving the club forward and the way it is managed forward, I am quite confident on that,” he told beIN SPORTS.
“What will decide for me whether I want to continue or not is whether I feel people still want me to be there, my club still wants me to be there and my conscience that I’ve done well, or not well.
“That will be a decisive factor – have I done well? Have we achieved what I want to achieve with the team? About me purely as a manger… I like to do what I do. Will I do something else one day? I don’t know.
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“I am not at the end of my knowledge or my desire to do more and become better. The only thing that drives me is I want tomorrow to be a better manager than today. As long as I have that, I don’t want to stop my career.
“Even if I feel I don’t do well I will manage somewhere else maybe. The disadvantage of when you get old is people always ask you, ‘When do you stop?’ I don’t know, I just try to do well and enjoy what I do.”
Wenger also insisted he would not be helping to chose his replacement and that it would be for the club to find his successor.
“I think it’s very important at a club that everyone does what they are paid for,” he added. “My job is to be the manager of the club and to produce and be responsible for the style of play and the technical policy of the club.
“The board’s responsibility is to choose the next manager so that’s not my job. If they ask my opinion, I will give it in an honest way but it won’t be on me to choose the next manager.”
“I think the love story with the club is linked to the fact the board has always shown faith in me and I am very grateful for that. No matter what happens I will have to make my decision, the board will make theirs and I will respect that. Even if I wish to stay on, I respect always the decision of the board.”
Wenger’s latest comments suggest he certainly has not lost any hunger for the game and also seem to hint that he is keen to remain in a management role, although whether that is at Arsenal or elsewhere, remains to be seen. However, he has repeatedly insisted his future in north London will depend on results and with the club currently in good form there may be few reasons for him to leave at present.