Former Arsenal boss Wenger insists he is not ready to retire from football

Former Arsenal boss Wenger insists he is not ready to retire from football

- Ex-Gunners boss Wenger reveals he is not close to retiring from coaching

- He parted ways with the Emirates Stadium outfit at the end of last term after 22 years in charge

- The 68-year-old tactician wants to coach a top European side when he decides to return to active football in the nearest future

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not planning to retire from football anytime soon according to The Sun.

The French man stepped down from his position at the Emirates Stadium earlier this summer after pushing the Gunners to the semifinals of the Europa League tourney.

His last season with the north London side was without silverware and also finished outside of the top four teams on the log.

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He spent 22 years at the club winning three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Community Shields during his reign at the club.

However, the manager who turns 69 in October is planning to return to coaching in the nearest future, but insisted that he is not in a hurry.

After parting ways with the Gunners in May, he was heavily linked with summer vacancies at Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

He featured in a charity match in honour of Michel Platini's late father, Aldo, and was in attendance at Fifa's The Best awards on Monday in London.

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Wenger told L'Est Republicain: "To be honest, for the moment, I have not really thought about that because I fixed myself something whereby in the first few months I would not take any decisions.

"So I have not been too worried about that. It is not even going through my head."

He added: "No, I am not retired.

If I was I would have been for a long time. I will be 69 in October."

Asked if he would take another managerial role, Wenger replied: "I don’t know, I don’t know." previously reported that Everton were interested in signing outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to continue his managerial career by moving to Goodison Park.

The Frenchman will leave the Emirates stadium at the end of the ongoing Premier League season and there have been reports that Wenger wants a break from coaching.

Everton look certain to axe current gaffer Sam Allardyce at the end of the season and have been making regular inquiries about Wenger’s availability.

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