Arsene Wenger does not know if he will ever return to coaching, one year after departing Arsenal.

The Frenchman spent 22 years at the Gunners where he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups but has not since managed at any club.

Wenger was uncertain when asked if he will ever return to management.

“I don’t know. I will go back into football for sure,” he said.

“In what position I don’t know, whether that is as a manager or not.

“The appetite, the desire, is still there. I know what kind of life I have in front of me so I have to decide that now.”

Wenger reportedly received offers once he left Arsenal, most notably from Fulham, but turned them down in favour of taking time off.

He has since announced though that he will make a decision on his future fairly quickly.

“Originally I said I want to manage straight away again. After that I thought maybe I take a little distance,” he said.

“I came to the conclusion that I want to share what I learned in my life. Because life is only useful if at some stage you share what you know. In what way will it be, will it be just winning football games or in another way? That’s what I have to decide. That decision will come very quickly.

“Football is still my passion. That’s the only thing I have a little bit of a feeling I know a little bit about.”

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Damon Palmar
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