Amid all the speculation over Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s future, the manager has said that he could stay in management for at least four more years and that he would prefer to stay at Arsenal.
Wenger’s contract ends in the summer and at the end of last week he said that he will make a decision regarding his future in either March or April.
Following Arsenal’s disastrous 5 – 1 defeat to Bayern Munich there has been growing speculation over Wenger’s future but he has said that he is not looking to retire at the end of this season and intends to remain in management next season even if it is not with the Gunners.
Wenger became Arsenal’s manager in 1996 making him the longest-serving manager in England but he insists that he has more to give.
Asked if he intended to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson who retired in 2013 after 26 years with Manchester United Wenger said, “Ferguson has some other interests in life and he was older than I am today. He was four years older, he retired at 71 and I’m 67.”
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Wenger refused to say when he will retire from the game and suggested that he could continue beyond the age of 71, “Everybody is different on that front and I do not want to take anything away from Ferguson, he was an absolutely unbelievable manager but he had enough, he had enough, and I’m not at that stage.”
He went on to say that he would prefer to remain with Arsenal but that if he was forced to leave he would look to manage elsewhere.
In regards to the Champions League he said, “What is important is the next game. We had a big disappointment, we lost, and we want to win the next game.”