Arsene Wenger has interest in moving to international soccer with a chance to manage at the 2022 World Cup.
Wenger was reportedly the first choice of the Football Association to replace Roy Hodgson in 2016 but decided to remain with Arsenal.
When asked about the possibility of moving into international management, Wenger told beIn Sports: “Maybe yes I will do it at some stage but until now I like to be involved every day in the life of a club because the real test is there. Four or five weeks is a different experience, it’s more concentrated but I believe the real experience of managing a team is on a daily basis.
“But I will not always have the physical strength to do that so maybe I will move into [international coaching]. It’s a fact my life is linked with football, in what way will be linked to my physical state.”
Wenger also has been linked to France's national team.
“Yes of course [I’d be tempted] because my life is linked with football and, depending on my physical state, I will [always] be in football. I don’t know [if] as a director, as a manager – as long as possible as a manager. But one day that will stop. But I will stay in football of course.” Asked whether he could be on the bench at the World Cup in Qatar, he said: “Maybe, you never know.”