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Former Arsenal boss Wenger set for managerial return in France

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be set for a return to football in France.

The 69-year-old has been out of a job since the end of last season, after stepping down as his role as Arsenal manager following a 22-year reign in North London.

The Frenchman has since refused several opportunities to return to the game, including an approach from Fulham earlier this season.

According to the Daily Mail Wenger is set to receive propositions from two of France’s leading clubs, with both Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon keen to secure his services.

Wenger has a strong working relationship with PSG’s Qatari owners, and the French champions are keen to secure his services in a general manager role.

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PSG’s owners are said to becoming increasingly frustrated with the club’s inability to succeed in Europe, despite dominance at domestic level.

The Parisian’s were eliminated in the Champions League last-16 by Manchester United, despite winning the first leg 2-0 in Manchester, and the pressure on boss Thomas Tuchel further increased this week after they were beaten by Rennes in the French Cup final.

The capital club are believed to face competition for Wenger’s services from Ligue 1 rivals Lyon, with the club seeking a general manager to oversee managerial change at the club.

Coach Bruno Genesio has already said he will leave his role at the season’s end and Lyon are keen to secure Wenger’s services in an advisory role.

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier is currently working as an advisor at the club, though the Frenchman’s role is on a part-time basis.

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