Arsene Wenger approaches Dutch FA to become new Netherlands coach

Arsene Wenger approaches Dutch FA to become new Netherlands coach

- Arsene Wenger has made himself available to become the Netherlands new coach

- The 70-year-old has not managed any other side since he left Arsenal in 2018

- Dutch coach Ronald Koeman has been tipped to become Barcelona's new boss

Arsene Wenger has reportedly met with the Dutch FA in a bid to succeed Ronald Koeman as new Netherlands coach, reports claim.

The former Arsenal boss has not managed any team since he left Arsenal in 2018 after spending 22 years with the north London club.

The 70-year-old who was linked to become Barcelona's new boss currently works as the head of global football development at FIFA.

And Fox Sports presenter Jan Joost van Gangelen claims Wenger has proposed to succeed Koeman as the Netherlands boss.

Koeman is favourite to take over from Quique Setien who was sacked three days after Barcelona's humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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The former Everton and Southampton boss qualified Holland into the European Championships, as well as a third-place finish in the Nations League.

Arsene Wenger approaches Dutch FA to become new Netherlands coach

Arsene Wenger approaches Dutch FA to become new Netherlands coach. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And the Frenchman is in line to lead the Dutch national team to Euro 2021 if his proposal is accepted.

Speaking about the possibility of returning to management earlier in the month, Wenger Europe 1: "Every day I want to train, I've been doing this all my life.

"I'm 70 years old, I gave a lot. Should I play Russian roulette a bit, even when it comes to my health? I can't do things by halves, so I ask myself this question.

"It will be in conditions that I consider optimal. Otherwise, I will not do it."

Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups at Arsenal during his managerial spell in the Premier League.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Arsene Wenger has turned down a massive offer to return to management after refusing Barcelona's request to become Quique Setien's replacement.

The 70-year-old left Arsenal in 2018 after 22-years in charge and has not taken up any other role in management since.

The Frenchman was approached by the Spanish giants following the crisis rocking the club in the current campaign. also reported that Ronald Koeman has been caught on camera at Barcelona airport amid speculation of Quique Setien's sack.

It is understood the Netherlands' current coach wants to leave the national team job to take up a more lucrative offer from his former team.

The Dutch legend was spotted leaving Barcelona airport on a private plane days after the club's Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich.

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