Arsene Wenger turns down offer from European giant to return to management

Barcelona offered the managers job to Arsene Wenger and the former Arsenal boss turned down their offer, according to Le10Sports.

Wenger managed Arsenal for more than 20 years before he left them in 2018. He briefly looked for a new managerial job but was unsuccessful before he landed his latest gig with FIFA as their head of global football development.

The Frenchman who has said that he will not return to Arsenal after being axed has kept an open mind about a return to management.

The report claims that Barcelona had contacted him about becoming their next manager as Quique Setien continues to struggle at the Camp Nou.

The former Real Betis boss was made the manager of the Spanish side earlier this year after the club became disillusioned with life under Ernesto Valverde.

He started his reign poorly, stabilised the team later on, but after the restart, they stuttered spectacularly and allowed Real Madrid to beat them to the league title.

Setien is now under fire and the Catalans contacted Wenger about replacing him.

The report claims that the Frenchman held talks with the Spaniards and it was progressing before he decided against taking over the role and pulled out of the talks.

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7 Comments

  1. Mogunna says:

    This doesnt sounds right; terms of deal most likely.

    He wouldnt open talk to end it.

    Would have been happy for him. Looking at us now, some of us just ignore & cant admit our décline to midtable team in a year since he left The Arsenal brand is not attractive but a chaos.

    If Barcelona wants him; they kbo better; hé will ne perfect there.

    1. Mohsan says:

      Completley agree, he did so much for the club but how disrespectful Arsenal fans are amazes me. No matter how much old English Arsenal fans jump up and down but before Wenger we were not a well known team outside England. He made us into a brand, he is the sole reason why we became world famous and fans around the world started following Arsenal. Without Arsene there would not have been current Arsenal. Our mid table standing and our fall in the club list is proof of what he great work he was doing on and off the pitch. Now these so called arrogant and ignorant fans can go ahead enjoy the midtable battles.

      1. Ingleby says:

        Wenger did make Arsenal extremely successful but to say they were unknown outside England until he arrived shows a woeful ignorance of our club’s history. Arsenal were a famous name from the 1930s onwards thanks initially to Herbert Chapman. Heard of him? No, thought not. Try reading more and talking less.

        1. ozziegunner says:

          Exactly right Ingleby, I am amazed by the ignorance displayed by many posters on here.
          For starters I would recommend Mohsan and others of his ilk Google “The Battle of Highbury” 14 November 1934.
          As great as the achievements of Arsene Wenger were, the Arsenal had a history and great managers before he arrived and hopefully will again.

          1. Ingleby says:

            Yes, Ozzie – I don’t mind genuine mistakes, we all make them, but spouting total rubbish really winds me up. I don’t get a great deal of time to contribute to the forum – usually just a short comment so leave it to others on most occasions to take issue.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Most fans are spoilt by Fifa20

      In Fifa they can do whatever they like…….

      They can spend as much as they want

      Sell and sign anyone they want….

      In reality only the Arabs and Russian could do it

      PSG, City and Chelsea

  2. John Ibrahim says:

    He should forget about Arsenal and manage another EPL team…..

    build a team from scratch and win again…..

    thats his style

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