Arsene Wenger has spoken out about his current situation between jobs, admitting that a few months rest was probably the best thing for him.
Wenger was back in the dugout this weekend for Per Mertesacker’s farewell match in Hannover. The 68-year-old still hasn’t taken up a new job since leaving Arsenal, nor does he seem particularly close to doing so.
The former manager explained to the German media that after so long without a break, a few months rest might do him some good. He admitted he doesn’t know when he’ll go back to management.
“I’ve been working as a coach for 35 years without taking a break, so maybe two or three months’ rest might not be bad,” Wenger said. “But when will I work again and where will I work again, I can not say.”
One job the media have linked Wenger to in recent weeks is the manager job at Bayern Munich. Bayern have made a poor start to the season, by their standards, and sit in sixth place in the Bundesliga table as it stands.
“Like many in Germany, I’m a bit surprised by this situation, but I’m not worried about Bayern,” said Wenger. “The most important thing now is to keep calm and stability within the club.”
That sounds like a bit of a hint that Wenger doesn’t harbour ambitions to take the job. It would be hard to describe sacking the coach and bringing in the Frenchman as the ‘calm’ and ‘stable’ choice. We’ll just have to wait and see when and where he decides to work next.