Arsene Wenger’s close friend and former Arsenal vice president David Dein has revealed that the Frenchman will take a national team job in January, according to the Daily Cannon.
Wenger has yet to take up a new role since ending his 22-year managerial reign at Arsenal in May this year.
The 69-year-old had always insisted that he would quickly return to management if he ever left Arsenal, but he seems to be taking his time.
In a recent interview he admitted that he was taking time off to relax and recharge after 22 years of management without rest.
He has been linked with a host of jobs in that time with France, Japan, Manchester United, Barcelona and more recently Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all on the list of possible destinations.
Wenger recently revealed that he will be returning to management at the turn of next year, Dein has now confirmed it but doesn’t believe it’ll be a club job.
“He’s had four or five major job offers but I think he will make a decision in January,” Dein said.
“I’m not sure that a club job is right at his stage of life.”
David Dein was responsible for bringing Wenger into Arsenal and they formed an incredibly close friendship, one that has since remained.