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5 clubs where Arsene Wenger can go in his stated return

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Arsene Wenger thinks it's time for him to return to the managerial world
Arsene Wenger thinks it's time for him to return to the managerial world

Arsene Wenger is, of course, noted for his long and successful tenure at Arsenal FC. The Frenchman turned them from a large British football club to a premier global footballing name.

This was via bringing in top foreign talent to augment the strong British core at the club, such as Tony Adams, David Seaman, Ian Wright, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Steve Bould, Paul Merson, etc.

Wenger introduced Arsenal to new heights such as the 1998 League and Cup Double, and ultimately the 2004 Invincibles season. The latter was accomplished with the guile and genius of Dennis Bergkamp, the steel and technique of Patrick Vieira, and the wondrous pace and finishing of Thierry Henry.

Wenger lost the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona, and despite three FA Cup wins in 2014, 2015, and 2017 respectively, Arsenal suffered erratic league form and possibly missed out on winning the league on quite a few occasions.

Arsene Wenger quit Arsenal last season
Arsene Wenger quit Arsenal last season

This came to a head, as top-four finishes were lost in 2017, and in 2018, the club finished sixth in the league, in its lowest league finish since 1995. It was clearly time for a change, and he and club went their separate ways in May 2018. Since then he has not had a club to manage.

Wenger often stated, and still states, that football management is in his blood, and he's thus a football "addict". He needs the day to day involvement of management and coaching, and unlike his now friend and fellow Premier League rival and legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, he doesn't have disparate interests like horse racing. He needs management, and per his own words of late, he will get a job by early 2019.

But where can he go? Will it be back to the Premier League? Or to La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, or another top European league? Or will it be for a national team, or possibly a club side in Asia? He did manage Grampus Eight before he joined Arsenal in 1996.

Despite his perceived failings towards the end of his Arsenal tenure, Arsene Wenger is still a revered and respected member of the football fraternity, and many would be interested to see where he could go exactly.


Here are 5 clubs that might consider hiring Wenger.

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