Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has turned down offers from other Premier League clubs because he still feels loyalty to his former employer.
The 69 year old Frenchman spent nearly 22 years in charge of the Gunners before stepping down in May 2018, and he is the longest-serving and most successful manager in the club’s history, even though his reign did end in acrimony and a divided fan base.
Since leaving the Emirates, he has worked as a television pundit and taken time out of the game to recharge his batteries, after a managerial career that began back in 1984 in his native France with Nancy.
Recently he has been linked with the job of Technical Director for FIFA, but he has also hinted at a return to club management someday. However, if he does so, it will not be in the Premier League, as Wenger explained: “I’m an Arsenal man and after that I’m a professional. I can’t stop working. I decided to move out of the Premier League because I am too linked with Arsenal. I had opportunities to work in England but I turned them down.”
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.