Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says retirement is on his mind.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted that he’ll step down from his Old Trafford post in 18 months when his contract ends and he’ll be almost 66.
But Wenger – who turns 66 this month and whose current Arsenal deal runs to 2017 – admits he cannot be that precise about his own exit.
Whatever happens, though, he says he would never want to change his mind and stay on in the style of Sir Alex Ferguson, who said he’d retire in 2002 but then stayed in the Man United hot-seat for another decade.
Wenger said: “I will retire, don’t worry. But no, I haven’t decided on a plan yet. I think it can be more instinctive and impulsive than that.
“I’ve heard that so many times, ‘Next year I will retire’ and then they continue, or go somewhere else.
“I think one thing is for sure that, when I retire, I will really retire.”