Although Arsene Wenger may have ended his 22-year reign at Arsenal over the summer, it appears the Frenchman is already set to make a return to management.
A breaking story from France Football has reported that the 69-year-old is close to being announced as the new boss at Italian giants AC Milan.
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) November 5, 2018
Wenger to AC Milan?
If Rossoneri are to tempt Wenger to take over at Milan, one of the 69-year-old’s former colleagues could play a huge part in finalizing a deal.
Former Arsenal CEO, Ivan Gazidis, took over the same role at the San Siro back in September.
Milan’s new CEO will begin his position at the beginning of December.
A move to AC would see Wenger take his first managerial job in Italy.
The veteran coach previously worked at Nancy, Monaco and Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight before arriving at Arsenal in 1996.
AC Milan’s owner, Paul Singer, is a huge Arsenal fan and has been a longtime admirer of Wenger’s achievements in North London.
It has been heavily reported over the last month that the Frenchman could be on the verge of taking a role behind the scenes at Ligue 1 champions PSG.
However, Wenger has since confirmed that he has no intentions of accepting a position within a club’s boardroom.
AC Milan looking for a change of manager?
For the former European powerhouses, Milan have endured a difficult run over the past few years.
Since last winning the Italian title back in 2011, the Red and Blacks have seen their stock plummet.
However, after receiving more funds from their owners and the addition of Gazidis, Rossoneri have begun to show signs of optimism.
Under the guidance of former midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, Milan secured a sixth place finish in Serie A last season.
Currently enjoying a three-match winning run, the former champions sit fourth in the table and are looking to book a return to Champions League football.
They have not appeared Europe’s premier club competition since 2013-14.