Wenger, who turns 67 at the end of October, is in the final season of his
current Arsenal contract, having earlier this month marked 20 years in the
Before the international break, Wenger said it is possible he could "one day"
manage England if he had no club commitments.
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black FA chief executive Martin Glenn says Wenger would be among
the candidates who "perfectly" fit the criteria as the search begins for the
permanent successor to Sam Allardyce.
Wenger, though, has told beIN Sports he was yet to hear from anyone at the FA
over the vacancy, which is one he says should be given to an Englishman.
black "There has been no contact," he said in an interview
broadcast on ."There is nothing really to add. Personally I want England to do
superfly green Wenger stressed he felt the role would be best
served by a home-grown coach, with Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate having taken
up the job on an interim basis.
"It is very important (that the manager is an Englishman), I have always said
that," the Gunners boss added.
"A country like England, with a huge football passion… and as well the
structure of the national team (it) looks to me (that it) demands a guy from
your own nation is the leader.
Superfly V black "If you think that tomorrow you are the coach of
France and you play against England, when the national anthem is played of
England, you cannot sing it and you cannot sing as well the anthem of the team
you are leading.
"It looks to me a bit strange, that is why I like what is logical…. I think
it is better (to have an Englishman)."
Proximo II Wenger had previously been linked with taking over in
the England hotseat earlier in his career.
He said: "It is quite simple. My first priority was always Arsenal. The
second thing I would have considered was to stay in England.
"It would be difficult for me to manage another English team, and so the
second possibility would have been England, but my priority was always my