Wenger mulls Eng­land coach role

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — A Arsene Wenger pic­tured) ad­mits he would be open to the pos­si­bil­ity of be­com­ing Eng­land man­ager­mana – but not be­fore he sees o out his ex­ist­ing con­tract with Arse­nal. The French­man,F who has been in charge of Arse­nal for al­mostalm 20 years, has 12 months to run on his cur­rent deald and in­sists he will hon­ourho that com­mit­ment. How­ever,How he ad­mit­ted he is un­cer­tain where his fu­ture lies be­yond that and lef­tle the door open to po­ten­tial­ly­po­tenti tak­ing over the Eng­land team one day. “Could I man­age Eng­land, why not? I would never rule that out, butb I am happy and fo­cused ini club foot­ball,” he said in an in­ter­view with bein Sports.Sp “Eng­land is my sec­ond coun­try. “I ha have one more year to go with Arse­nal and I have been withwi them for a long time. I haveha al­ways re­spected all my con­tactscont (through­out my ca­reer) and will con­tinue to do that.

“What will I do after that? Hon­estly, I don’t know.”

Eng­land are search­ing for a new man­ager after Roy Hodg­son stepped down fol­low­ing their hum­bling Euro 2016 exit to Ice­land.

Jur­gen Klins­mann is cur­rently the favourite to suc­ceed Hodg­son, while Sam Al­lardyce, Ed­die Howe and Glenn Hod­dle have also been linked with role.

Wenger ad­mit­ted he was stunned to see Eng­land elim­i­nated by Ice­land and was sur­prised by how quickly the English play­ers ran out of ideas dur­ing the game.

“I was ab­so­lutely on my knees when Eng­land went out against Ice­land. I couldn’t be­lieve it,” Wenger said.

“But when you watched the game you could sense, after 60 min­utes, that the worst could hap­pen.

“Did they panic or were they tired? I don’t know, but Eng­land couldn’t find an an­swer to what Ice­land posed.”

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