Fenerbahce target Wenger ahead of potential Europa League showdown against Arsenal

Fenerbahce target Wenger ahead of potential Europa League showdown against Arsenal

- Arsene Wenger is set to join Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce' as Cocu's replacement

- The Dutchman is under pressure after winning just one game in five appearances this term

- Wenger quit his role at Arsenal after 22 years in the English topflight in May 2018

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is linked with Fenerbahce's coaching job as current manager Phillip Cocu is struggling at the Turkish Super Lig club.

According to a UK Mirror report, the Frenchman man is now seen as an ideal choice for Fenerbahce' despite resigning from his managerial role at the Emirates after 22 seasons last May.

As at press-time, Wenger has not reacted after he was reportedly linked with job but at the moment, the Dutchman Cocu is under pressure after claiming just one win in five games.

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Interestingly, if the ex-Gunners boss completes the switch, it is likely he will lead Fenerbahce against Arsenal in the Europa League this term.

Speaking about life after Arsenal, back in May, the Frenchman stressed he was not eager to call it quit with the game.

"At the moment I do my job, keep my routine and focus on what I have to do every day. 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,” Wenger said.

On the other hand, former Jurgen Klopp's assistant at Liverpool Zeljko Buvac is also linked with the Fenerbahce’s coaching job.

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The Turkish side have ex-Premiership stars like Islam Slimani, Andrew Ayew and Martin Skrtel in their ranks among familiar names Wenger could be working with if he accepts the job.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Liberia's President George Weah has lavishly praised his former boss Arsène Wenger and gave him with the West African state's highest honour - the Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.

“You proved yourself as a teacher when you revolutionised forever the approach of scouting young talents all over the planet, particularly throughout Africa," Mr Weah said of his former coach during the ceremony in Monrovia, Reuters news agency reports.

Thousands of spectators cheered as the former Arsenal manager as he received his medal in a hall at the national stadium.

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Source: Legit.ng

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