Not quite sunk in
Now former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is still in shock over his departure from the club and has discussed his future.
The Frenchman brought his 22-year tenure to an end following the conclusion of the season.
There had been many fan protests over the past few years as Arsenal failed to impress and slowly started falling out of contention with the top four.
That lead to Wenger’s resignation to allow a fresh manager to come in and push the club on once again.
Though, Wenger has now revealed that it still hasn’t really sunk in that he will not be at the club next season.
In fact, he has revealed he hasn’t even cleared his desk yet.
“It’s just too soon to know what I will do next,” he explained in an interview with the Guardian.
“I haven’t even emptied my desk yet and in a way I am still in a state of shock. I am going to give myself until June 14, the day the World Cup begins, to decide.
“The question is do I still want to coach, to be on the bench, or is it time to take up different functions? The one thing I can say for sure is that I will continue to work.
“But do I want to continue to suffer as much? I want to continue to defend my ideas of football, that’s for sure.
“Spontaneously, I would say I still want to coach but I can’t really say that yet for sure.”
Arsène Wenger is clearing his office today. I’m not crying, there’s something in my eye. No, really I’m not crying.
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) May 17, 2018