15 November 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he is very much open to taking up the job of a national team manager, however, he is currently focused on managing the Premier League club.
Wenger has led Arsenal to three league titles and seven FA Cup trophies during his 21-year tenure and signed a new two-year contract at the north London club in May.
Media reports have linked the 68-year-old to several national team managerial roles, including England and France, on multiple occasions.
“Maybe, yes, I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there…,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
“But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into (international coaching). It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.”
Asked whether he could be on the bench at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he said: “Maybe, you never know.”
Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in the first north London derby of the season.