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Arsene Wenger Lined Up To Become Next Switzerland Manager

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Arsene Wenger Lined Up To Become Next Switzerland Manager

Arsene Wenger has been lined up by the Swiss national team to become their next manager, according to reports in Switzerland.

Since the former Arsenal boss retired in 2018 after 22 years at the club, he has worked as Fifa's chief of global football development.

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However, after Switzerland impressively reached the quarter-finals in Euro 2020, their coach Vladimir Petkovic has since left his role to manage Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

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The Swiss Football Association have been looking for an experienced manager who can quickly adapt to the role and guide the country through the World Cup qualifiers to reach the tournament in Qatar which is less than 18 months away.

Wenger has been previously linked with the job whilst he was manager of Nagoya Grampus, however he decided to not break his contract with the Japanese club.

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Instead, Wenger famously joined Arsenal in 1996 and during his spell he won three Premier League trophies, seven FA cups and helped the club move to the Emirates stadium.

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Since his departure from North London, Wenger has been linked with jobs such as Bayern Munich yet has decided to stay away from management.

Whilst Wenger is renowned for being one of the best managers in recent history, his fluency in multiple languages would be particularly useful for the job as the team are made of German, French and Italian speakers.

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Fans have taken to social media to react the news as many are excited for his return to coaching, one fan on Twitter said: "Highly excited for watching Arsene Wenger coach Switzerland in the world cup!"

Even though reports suggest that the Swiss FA have not made a concrete move for the former Arsenal boss yet, Switzerland would like to have a coach set in place before their World Cup qualifiers begin against Euro 2020 champions Italy in September.


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Topics: Football, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Switzerland

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