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Arsene Wenger: ‘I want to manage at World Cup… but only after my Arsenal career is over’

Wenger is only a five months into his new two-year deal at Arsenal

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Arsene Wenger wants to manage at a World Cup finals, but isn't ready to throw in the towel at Arsenal just yet.

The Frenchman signed a two-year deal last summer, meaning he will have been at the club for 23 years by the time it ends.

The end of his current deal won't necessarily be his last in club football, an international role, with its less-intense schedule, could be better suited for the 68-year-old.

He told beIN Sports: "Maybe, yes, I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there.

"Four or five weeks is a different experience, it’s more concentrated, but I believe the real experience of managing a team is on a daily basis.

"But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into (international coaching). It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.

The Frenchman added: "I will (always) be in football. I don’t know (if) as a director, as a manager – as long as possible as a manager. But one day that will stop. But I will stay in football, of course.”

Asked whether he could be on the bench at the World Cup in Qatar, he said: "Maybe, you never know."

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