Just like it’s strange to think of Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s also weird considering another manager taking charge of Arsenal. However, the Gunners might have to start preparing for life without Arsene Wenger according to The Independent, who report that the Frenchman has been advising strategy for Paris St Germain, possibly with a view to taking over as coach in 2011.
The speculation has been starting to build up since Charles Villeneuve became president of the French club last week, somebody who has close ties with Wenger. Although he states that the Arsenal manager has unfinished business at the Emirates, could it really be the case that he might leave in a couple of seasons?
Villeneuve, who recently retired as head of sport for the television station TF1, admitted that he had spoken to Wenger before accepting the post. “When they offered me the job, I consulted Arsène and he said, ‘Charles, are you ready to suffer?’ I decided to accept the challenge.”
Villeneuve dismissed the notion that he is keeping the seat warm for Wenger, pointing out that he is contracted to Arsenal and is as determined as ever to win the Champions League.
“Arsène has won almost everything but he wants to get the cherry to put on the cake,” he said. “I think he will need two or three years to do that.” He then confirmed that he himself only envisages staying at PSG for three years.
Arsenal fans, presumably you want to keep Wenger at the club for life?!