Arsene Wenger linked with return to management
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with a return to management as the new coach of the Swiss national team.
The 71-year-old Frenchman left Arsenal in 2018 after a 22-year reign as manager and has since worked as FIFA’s chief of global football development.
Following Vladimir Petkovic’s departure to manage Bordeaux in France, Switzerland is looking for a new national coach. However, according to various reports out of Zurich, the former Arsenal manager is at the top of the Swiss FA’s want list.
According to the article, they are looking for a coach who can come in fast for the national team’s World Cup campaign and guide them to the finals in Qatar in November 2022.
According to French sources, Wenger has been contacted about the position and is said to be interested.
They tried to recruit Wenger in 1995, when he was the coach of Nagoya Grampus, but he refused to leave due of his contract with the Japanese club.
A year later, he took over as manager of Arsenal, winning three Premier League championships and seven FA Cups.
The Strasbourg native speaks six languages, making him a great fit for a Swiss team that includes German, French, and Italian speakers.