Arsene Wenger claims he doesn’t have any particular plans to retire from his position as Arsenal manager, and explains that he will rely on his instinct to tell him when the right time to retire is, as reported by the Daily Star.
There are plenty of Arsenal fans calling for Wenger’s head in the wake of the Olympiacos debacle (although the WengerOut brigade may be temporarily silenced by our performance against Manchester United), but the Frenchman clearly has no immediate plans to retire.
The talk of retirement comes after Louis van Gaal claimed he would retire in 2017 at the end of his current Manchester United contract (via the Star).
“I’m always scared as I’ve heard so many times people say ‘next year I will retire’ and then they continue or go somewhere else,” Wenger said.
“I think it can be more instinctive and impulsive than that.
“One thing is for sure, when I retire, I will really retire.”
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Despite a number of fans displeased with the current management setup at the club, there are few better managers in world football than Arsene Wenger. The 65-year-old is a massive draw at the club, and a number of top quality footballers claim he is the main reason they opted to join Arsenal in the first place.
The Emirates stadium will be his legacy, and when he does eventually retire Arsenal may well be a very different club.
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There are still a large number of fans at the club who want to see Wenger remain the Arsenal manager, and many more who are realistic enough to know that there aren’t many better options out there. Hopefully when he does move on we will get a fitting successor.