Arsene Wenger linked with return to management after leaving Arsenal

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger linked with sensational return to management three years after leaving the Gunners as the Switzerland consider the Frenchman as a replacement for Vladimir Petkovic

  • Wenger has been touted as the next national team manager for Switzerland
  • He could replace Vladimir Petkovic after he stepped down to manage Bordeaux 
  • The Frenchman has not held managerial position since he left Arsenal in 2018
  • Wenger never retired, but became FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development 

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been touted as the next national team manager for Switzerland.   

The Frenchman has not held managerial position since he left the Gunners in 2018. However, he has not officially retired.

Therefore, he has been linked with the vacant role after Vladimir Petkovic stepped down following a seven-year stint to join French club Bordeaux.  

Arsene Wenger (above) has been touted as the next national team manager for Switzerland

According to Swiss outlet Blick, Wenger is one of several candidates to take over the Swiss national team. 

Wenger – who is currently working as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development – had previously been contacted about the role in 1995. 

However, the Swiss federation were unable to agree terms with the football manager and a deal was never reached.   

He has not held managerial position since he left Arsenal in 2018 but he has not retired

Therefore, he has been linked with the vacant role after Vladimir Petkovic (above) stepped down following a seven year stint to join French club Bordeaux

Should Wenger agree to take over the Swiss national team this time round, it is believed he would be employed on a short-term basis. 

The former Arsenal manager would guide Switzerland through their World Cup qualifiers at the end of the calendar year and a potential play-off taking place in March.  

The Frenchman, who joined Arsenal from Nagoya Grampus Eight all the way back in 1996, stunned players and staff by telling them about his departure completely out of the blue in 2018. 

Wenger’s announcement divided Arsenal fans, with many thanking him for his 22 years in charge – while others wished him good riddance. 

He did however win 10 major trophies during his time in north London and is  remembered as one of the club’s greatest managers. 




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