Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be approached by the Football Association (FA) to become the next England manager after the sack of the disgraced Sam Allardyce. The governing body of English football wants the Frenchman to lead their national team until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Wenger is still contracted with Arsenal until the end of the current season. Garteh Southgate has been handed the temporary managerial position of the England national team. He will be in charge when the three lions take on Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain. However, the FA wants the Frenchman to take over the England job after his club duties conclude, as reported by Goal.com.
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The FA might want Wenger as their new manager, but it is being reported by certain sections of the media that Arsenal wants to renegotiate a contract extension with their long-term serving coach. They want the 66-year-old to take the club forward.
The man from Strasbourg, France has been on the receiving end of constant criticism by fans and media alike as he enters his 21st year in charge of the London based club. There have been questions regarding his ambition for winning titles since his successful early years.
“England is my second country. I was absolutely on my knees when England went out against Iceland. I couldn’t believe it.” Wenger said, as according to Daily Mail.
The nature of England’s international engagement will allow the FA to take a long-term decision on the matter. After the three lions face Spain in November, they will have to wait until the late of March, next year to take on Lithuania in the World Cup qualifier.
Should Wenger become the next manager of England, his first match in charge will be against Scotland, away from home on June 10, 2017.
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