Arsene Wenger reveals: “Manchester United offered me a job.”
- Former Gunners legend Arsene Wenger revealed he was once offered to take over at Old Trafford.
- Wenger says Man City boss Pep might have joined Arsenal at his playing days.
- Man City starlet Phil Foden is a guy with quality, says Wenger.
- EPL is the most unpredictable league in the world.
The Gunners iconic head coach says he was once offered the chance to take over at Old Trafford, while the current Manchester City boss came to him during his playing days to play for Arsenal, but rejected.
Arsene Wenger in a lengthy interview has revealed he was once offered the Manchester United job – and the chance to sign former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at Arsenal.
After ending his illustrious managerial career at Emirates, The Gunners legend is now working as FIFA’s Head of Global Development.
When his Arsenal tenure arrives to an end and since his exit, Wenger was linked with a return to France to take over at Paris Saint-Germain, but it wasn’t the only high-profile job he turned down, he had more offers on the table.
“I was offered that job (PSG) a few times,” Arsene Wenger revealed in an interview with The Times.
A job offer to lead Manchester United
The Arsenal legend also confirmed he had the chance to lead ManchesterUnited – but he wouldn’t reveal when he had the offer.
“I don’t tell you that,” Wenger said in an interview. “But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job.”
“Ah, we had some good battles,” he added on former Manchester United iconic manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He’s an intelligent man. You don’t have a career like this guy if you’re stupid.”
Pep Guardiola might have joined Arsenal
He also revealed currently leading Manchester City Pep might have joined Arsene Wenger in north London during his playing days.
“When Guardiola was still a player, he came to my home to ask to play for Arsenal,” Wenger said.
“At the time I had [Patrick] Vieira. I had Gilberto Silva. I couldn’t take him.”
While Guardiola never got the chance to be Wenger’s protege at Arsenal.
Manchester City sensation Phil Foden
Manchester City starlet Phil Foden is now developing under Pep at Manchester City.
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On Manchester City starlet Phil Foden says: ”Phil Foden is a guy with big quality, but at the moment he has not made it. He hasn’t played enough at Manchester City. You need about 100 games to know your job in the Premier League.”
“I follow every English game on television. It’s my league. You don’t need to come from a special school to know Bayern Munich will win the championship in Germany, that Juventus will win it in Italy, that PSG will win it in France.”
English Premier League is the most unpredictable league in the world
“England is still the most unpredictable league in Europe, even if last year was not a good year and English teams didn’t do well in Europe,” Arsene Wenger said.