Wenger to make immediate return to football post Arsenal exit
Arsene Wenger, who announced on Friday that he is going to quit Arsenal after the ongoing season, is said to make an immediate return to football. According to reports, he will not be managing a new club but could seek a role in the French national team or return to the Gunners as the sporting director. Wenger will be leaving Arsenal after 22 years.
Managers, pundits and current players have all shown their admiration for what Wenger has achieved during his 22-year reign. It is important for the Frenchman to stay connected to the sport without him managing Arsenal. And it will be vital for any side that he associates himself with them in any manner. Alex Ferguson did the same after Manchester United exit.
Arsenal owner Ivan Gazidis has stated that the club is looking to make the right appointment rather than a quick one. He also ensured that the Gunners will be bold in getting a new manager who can steer the club in the right direction. Progressive and exciting brand of football is something that the London club is looking for at the moment.
When Sir Alex Ferguson retired after helping United to the Premier League title in 2012-13, the club appointed David Moyes. And that did not bode well, given David's lack of experience in managing big clubs. He was sacked in his first year itself. This is something Arsenal would look to avoid. Therefore an experienced head is the need of the hour.