Arsene Wenger reveals he was offered Manchester United job

first_imgArsene Wenger reveals he was offered Manchester United job Comment Wenger was offered the Manchester United job (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger revealed he was offered the Manchester United manager job – although he would not lift the lid on exactly when. Wenger managed Arsenal for 22 years but left the club in 2018, having won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. He is unsure if he will return to management again but he admitted he has been offered some of the biggest jobs in world football.‘I was offered that job a few times,’ he told The Times of the Paris Saint-Germain post. ADVERTISEMENTHe also received offers from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and the French national team.Asked if he was offered the Manchester United job, he replied: ‘Yes.’ Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 6:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Wenger and Ferguson are now friends (Picture: Getty)Asked when, he smiled: ‘I don’t tell you that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job. I don’t tell you that [when].’He had a great rivalry with fellow managerial great Sir Alex Ferguson and revealed the pair are still in touch to this day.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsAsked if he was in touch with many current managers, Wenger added: ‘These people are all very busy. I’m not close enough to them… except Ferguson, yes.‘I have Ferguson’s number, yes. We have a lot of respect for each other now.‘We had a period when it was very tough, very hot. After you’re not competing any more, everyone becomes a bit more objective.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img