Arsene Wenger has admitted that he wants to return to football management but has ruled out a move to Newcastle United.
While Newcastle remain on the lookout for someone to replace Rafael Benitez, Arsene Wenger has ruled himself out of the picture.
The French tactician was reportedly considered one of many candidates for the hotseat at Newcastle. However, the former Arsenal manager says that although he wants to return to management, he is no rush to make a decision.
Arsene Wenger has not returned to management since ending his 22 year reign as Arsenal manager. In past he has been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. So far though, Arsene Wenger has not made any decision.
As reported by The Standard, Wenger says that he is not going to be managing a club in the near future.
“Not in the near future, no. I still am not ready to go back.
“I thought ‘Yes’, but I don’t think at the moment I will come back.
“I’m more open now than a year ago to talk about that, but I cannot tell you that in the next two, three days, I will go into management again.
“I took a little bit of distance and I enjoyed it. I worked for 35 years without any interruptions, so I think I deserved a little rest.”
He said: “Well, I would prefer to try another country, although my preferred time was in England because the Premier League is the place to be at the moment.
“But for me, it’s very difficult because I have been for so long at the same club. But why not? I still need a bit of time to pass and then maybe make the decision.”