English Football
'Retirement is dying'–Wenger speaks about future
SOCCER

'Retirement is dying'–Wenger speaks about future

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no plans to give up coaching, comparing retirement to death.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no plans to give up coaching, comparing retirement to death.

MORE:  WATCH- Chelsea stunned by Crystal Palace

Wenger, 67, is under pressure at the Emirates Stadium, yet to extend a contract which runs until the end of the season.


But the Frenchman intends to continue in management, whether he remains at the Premier League club or not.

"I will not retire," Wenger said.


And, in words similar to those once said by former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, he added: "Retiring is for young people. For old people, retirement is dying."

Ahead of hosting Manchester City on Sunday, Wenger's men sit sixth in the Premier League and seven points behind Pep Guardiola's fourth-placed team.

Wenger, in charge at the club since 1996, said he was still as desperate as ever for success.


"Of course I'm as hungry as I was when I arrived. I carry a bit more pressure on my shoulders than 20 years ago but the hunger is exactly the same," he said.

"When you see what the club was then and what it is today... when I arrived there were 70 people working for the club, we are 700 today.

"One share was £400, it's £18,000 today. And I'll tell you straight away, I don't have any shares."

Share this article

Features

Latest stories

motorsport

WATCH: Hamilton profits from Vettel's first-lap crash to win in Singapore

golf

Leishman extends advantage at BMW Championship as Day lurks

Cormier torn over receiving UFC title after Jones tests positive

Rugby Championship

Australia v Argentina: Everything you need to know

golf

WATCH: Hole-in-one hero Day relaxed amid FedEx Cup charge

EPL

WATCH: Ryan beaten twice as Bournemouth pick up first win

golf

Leishman extends lead as Day stays close at BMW Championship

tennis

Stephens hungry for more after big-money US Open win

football

WATCH: Messi nets hat-trick in Barcelona's big win

EPL

WATCH: Mane's controversial red card leaves Klopp fuming

tennis

WATCH: Stephens thrashes Keys to claim incredible US Open win

football

Embarrassed Montpellier apologise for shocking shirt-printing error

MoreLess
Back to Top