Arsene Wenger’s announcement that he will step down as Arsenal boss at the end of this season after 22 years in the job has obviously been dominating the headlines in recent days.
Ever since this news broke there has been an inevitable outpouring of tributes for the impact the experienced coach has had on the Premier League.
However, as the dust has settled reports have emerged suggesting he is only walking away from the Gunners due to the fact he faced the possibility of being sacked at the end of the season due to poor results on the pitch and concern over continued fan unrest.
Wenger is said to be open to taking up another managerial post, although he has stressed privately that it would have to be the right kind of offer to convince him to extend his coaching career.
Now speaking on the eve of his Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid Wenger has confirmed that he intends to continue working a manager after he departs the Emirates.
“At the moment I do my job, keep my routine and focus on what I have to do every day,” said Wenger, who also insisted he would have no say in the identity of his successor.” He said.
“At the moment I work like ever. You are never sure you do the right thing, but life is interesting because you have to deal with different situations.”
“People want to know what the future is about, for me that is completely normal. I honestly don’t know what I will do. Will I take a little rest? I will continue to work, that is for sure. At the moment I’m not ready to commit to anything else.”