LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final leg one match between Arsenal FC and Atletico Madrid at Emirates Stadium on April 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Zinedine Zidane should go to the Premier League as the next step in his coaching career

The Frenchman has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season after leading them to an unprecedented third straight Champions League title.

Zidane’s been frequently linked with Manchester United as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho, who continues to come under scrutiny for the club’s poor start this term.

And Wenger reckons that the Premier League is the only place that will give Zidane the challenge he needs.

“If you want to work at the top level, you have to go to England,” Wenger told beIN Sports on Twitter.

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“England is the only country where six clubs can battle for the title. In other countries, you can generally say who’ll be champion by December.

“Zinedine is in a complicated situation because he was at the biggest club in the world, and he can only go to the second biggest club. That means he’s at a crossroads.

“Either he goes into a long-term project and he contributes to the construction of a club, or he goes back to a club capable of winning the Champions League.”

Wenger himself is on the lookout for a new managerial job after ending his 22-year reign in charge of Arsenal last season.

The Frenchman won 707 of his 1,235 games in charge of the Gunners and left with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.