Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will resume management duties at the start of January 2019. The former Arsenal manager who retired early this year however failed to state his destination. Speaking to Bild, he said
“I believe that [I’ll] start again on January 1.
“I don’t know yet [where I’m headed]. I am rested, and I am ready to work again.
“There are associations, national teams; it could be also [in] Japan.
“Thanks to my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world.”
Arsene Wenger to return to management duties January 2019
Arsene Wenger also had some words concerning his former player Mesut Ozil leaving the German national team.
“I did not love it that he withdrew from the Germany team [because] the Germans respect what he achieved
“A small bit of motivation disappears when you know that you don’t have to be ready for a World Cup, a European Championship.
“I love it when the players are as good as possible. He loses a bit if he does not play at an international level.”
When he retired months ago, the French man spoke of how he is glad he left Arsenal in good shape.
“I had an impact on the club as a whole because the club is in a strong position, it has a new stadium, a new training ground and new players. With the results, we won three Premier League titles, played 49 games unbeaten and I’m very proud to have won seven FA Cups too.”
He further spoke of how he believes his addiction to football will hardly make him leave the game despite retiring.
“I will stay in football for sure. Whether that is managing or not… I am addicted and I don’t think that can be cured”.