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Arsene Wenger Linked With Return To Management, With AC Milan Keen

Arsene Wenger Linked With Return To Management, With AC Milan Keen

Arsene Wenger is reportedly a leading candidate to take the reins at AC Milan after their dismal start to the season.

The Rossoneri only appointed Marco Giampaolo in the summer on a three-year contract following Gennaro Gattuso leaving the club but there's already huge pressure on the Italian so soon into his tenure.

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Milan are in 16th place after six games, having only won twice so far in Serie A. Giampaolo might not be in the hot seat for much longer and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Wenger is one of the names the club have in mind.

Wenger was actually in the frame in the summer before the club pressed ahead with the appointment of Giampaolo but the links are still present.

Ivan Gazidis, current chief executive at Milan, worked with Wenger for nine years during his time in North London.

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Having joined Arsenal on this day in 1996, Wenger ended his glittering 22-year stint at Arsenal in May 2018, five months before Gazidis made the switch to Italy.

Despite a number of job offers to return to the game, Wenger has stayed out of work since then - predominantly doing punditry duty for beIN Sports.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"Since leaving Arsenal I have received some interesting proposals some of which I am currently contemplating," Wenger said when he received the 2019 Legends of Football award at a dinner in London last night, as per Goal.

"However, one invitation that I did not hesitate to accept, and I am extremely honoured to do so, is to receive the 2019 Legends of Football award."

The 69-year old has also been linked with taking on a technical role working with FIFA as an alternative position to being back in the dugout.

Former Milan boss Max Allegri, Rudi Garcia and ex Inter manager Luciano Spalletti are some of the other names being discussed at the San Siro club.

Is Wenger the man for Milan?

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Topics: Football News, Football, Arsene Wenger, AC Milan

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