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Wenger says he was offered the France job many times

MONACO, MONACO - FEBRUARY 18: Arsene Wenger winner of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement award signs the wall during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 18, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Laureus)
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French legendary manager Arsene Wenger was offered the position of France national team coach many times during his career he said.

During his managing career, Frenchman Arsene Wenger was offered the job of France national team coach many times during his career.

At least this is what he told Goal.com today, as he’s been out of work since the summer of 2018 when he decided to leave English Premier League club Arsenal after 21-years at the helm.

“Today, I miss the competition and at the same time, I want to spend time with the people I love, and my coaching career has completely absorbed me. Even when I was physical with my loved ones, I was not completely there,” Wenger said.

“I could have become coach of the French team. I have been offered the job several times, but I liked my job more.”

“Today, Les Bleus are in very good hands, [Didier] Deschamps is doing a very good job and there is no reason for it to change,” he added.

“I do not know if I will come to PSG one day. PSG have a great team, but they have a sort of curse in the Champions League, and they have one last hurdle to overcome, but they will do it one day.”

“We must give them time, but we must recognise that this year there is an exaggerated impatience on the part of supporters,” he continued.

“I managed 1235 games as manager of Arsenal, and was lucky that health allowed me to miss none, but I also imposed a certain lifestyle.”

“Twenty years in a row, we finished in the top four of the Premier League,” he said.

“We remember the titles, great victories, finals won or lost, but the life of a coach is much more complex.”