Arsene 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.
Blizzard has revealed that it will be looking to expand the Overwatch League later this year with the second season.A representative from Blizzard confirmed the news to PC Gamer, saying: “We expect to begin selling additional expansion teams in the Overwatch League later this year. We have no further details to share at this time”. The quarterly earnings call also revealed that it expects the price of expansion teams to increase on the reported $20 million for initial franchises, and also that it expects the Overwatch League to turn a profit in its first full year of operation. The other notable points from the call are that Blizzard is set to focus on expanding the audience and improving the viewer experience. The current season will finish in June and one would assume a second season will get underway and finish before the end of the year.Currently there’s nine of twelve franchises over in the United States, with only three outside of the US. London Spitfire, Seoul Dynasty and Shanghai Dragons are the sole representatives from outside of North America so one would assume Blizzard will be targeting further global expansion.Currently the League is approaching the end of the first stage of the first season – with New York Excelsior, London Spitfire, Los Angeles Valiant and Houston Outlaws all looking strong heading into the final weekend. The top three will make it to the play-off matches, with third then facing off against second before the winner takes on the top of the table team for the ultimate prize of stage one winners. After Spitfire’s defeat to Outlaws late last night, it’s all to play for and should make for an intriguing last few days.Esports Insider says: Interesting that the price may increase past a whopping $20 million. It’s good to see the initiative that many doubted looking to make a profit in the first year of operation, too. We look forward to seeing where the new franchises will be set up. A bit of European competition could be tasty. read more