Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi met with Arsene Wenger last week, amid growing rumours that the former Arsenal boss could take a job in the French capital.
According to L’Equipe (via Mirror), Al-Khelaifi hosted Wenger in his private box at the WTA Doha Tournament recently, sparking further speculation that the Arsenal man could be in line to replace Antero Henrique as PSG’s sporting director. Wenger was in Doha fulfilling his obligations to beIN SPORTS, as a pundit for the Champions League knockout rounds.
Earlier this month, The Times reported that Wenger was ready to return to football and had four different job offers. One of those was from PSG, and it appeared to be the one he was most likely to take.
Le10Sport write that the Ligue 1 club have reached ‘the point of no return’ with current director Henrique. UOL Sport claim they’ve heard reports from inside PSG of irritation at the job the former FC Porto man is doing, and they add that Henrique ‘already lives with the shadow of the coach Arsene Wenger’.
Even before that, reports suggested the ex-Arsenal boss had met with head coach Thomas Tuchel to discuss the club.
The saga is really starting to drag on at this point, as Wenger continues to push back the deadline for his next move in football. It was the start of this season, then the end of the year, and now we’re almost in March without an update.
Hopefully, we’ll get some clarification on the 69-year-old’s future soon, but it’s good he’s getting to enjoy some time away from work in the meantime.