- Arsene Wenger could return to football management as soon as possible
- The Arsenal legend has been penciled down as quality replacement for sacked coach Sylvinho
- Wenger has been out of job since May 2018 after parting ways with the Gunners
French League giants Lyon are reportedly close to naming Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger as their new manager after the exit of Brazilian boss Sylvinho.
The club are currently 14th on the Ligue 1 table with nine points after nine matches - just one point above Dijon and Metz, who are 19th and 20th after the same number of games.
Despite their bright start in the Champions League winning one and drawing the second, Lyon are struggling in the domestic league, wjust two of their first nine matches before the FIFA international break, and the club officials had to sack the 45-year-old in a bid to get their campaign back on track.
Lyon are 12 points behind table toppers Paris Saint Germain, but will hope they can cut the lead as soon as they solve their managerial issues.
The Parc Olympique Lyonnais outfit are now hoping they can secure the services of the three time Premier League winning coach as reported by SunSport quoting Le Parisien.
Wenger has been out of job since he left the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2018 - after a career span of 22 years at the club.
Former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc is an alternative option for Lyon in case Wenger fails to agree a deal with them.
Sylvinho's sack came after his side suffered 1-0 defeat to Saint-Etienne over the weekend, despite their 2-0 away win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League mid last week.
President Jean-Michel Aulas decided to axe Sylvinho after a 1-0 loss at bitter rivals Saint-Etienne at the weekend after being appointed in May.
Wenger has not ruled out returning to football management after saying: "I just want to share what I’ve learned and give it back to the game in a different way.
"I am not sure I will stop coaching as well. The devil is still in there but I have to see, do I like it? Can I be efficient?"
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The Frenchman has been into football punditry since he left his seat as Gunners head coach in May 2018.
He however recently shown interests in taking over at Manchester United should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be sacked anytime soon.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he has received a number of offers to get back to management in the Premier League - all of which he has turned down.
The Frenchman has been away from the dugout for nearly two years since stepping down as Gunners coach in the summer of 2018 after a 22-year stint.
Despite being linked with several sensational returns, Wenger maintains that the English Premier League is not in his cards because he has some degree of loyalty to the Gunners.
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