Arsene Wenger has said he has ‘not retired’ although admitted he has retired temporarily as a coach/manager.

Gerard Houllier (L) of Liverpool holds his OBE medal as an earring on long-term friend and fellow manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, after being awarded their OBE medals at The Foreign Office in London 09 July 2003. The honor awarded by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, is that of an officer in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The British honors are awarded on merit for exceptional achievement of service to British interests. AFP PHOTO Adrian DENNIS / WPA POOL
Gerard Houllier (L) of Liverpool holds his OBE medal as an earring on long-term friend and fellow manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, after being awarded their OBE medals at The Foreign Office in London 09 July 2003. The honor awarded by Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, is that of an officer in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The British honors are awarded on merit for exceptional achievement of service to British interests. AFP PHOTO Adrian DENNIS / WPA POOL

Arsene Wenger always maintained he would stay in management when he finally left Arsenal but here we are, over a year after he departed and he’s still without a club prompting some to ask if he’s retired.

“I’m not retired, I do a lot of things,” he told Var-Martin. “I am a retired temporary job coach and/or manager.

Var Martin 9 July 2019

“I don’t know what will be the result, but I will continue to work and to stay in football.”

Wenger has spent his time travelling the globe, attending ceremonies, playing charity matches and sharing his expertise as a pundit.

He’s been linked with a number of managerial positions, from club sides to national teams, but has so far found nothing to tempt him back into the day-to-day life of a football coach.

Given he worked for over two decades non-stop at Arsenal, it’s hard to blame him.