superfly cr7 blue But Pires, who played under Wenger for six years
at Arsenal and remains a close confidant as he still trains and coaches at the
club's London Colney training base, reckons the 66-year-old would be put off by
the amount of time he would be without his players as an international boss.
vapor v red "Of course I see him and speak to him every morning but
we don't talk about this," he said.
"A lot of people want to see Arsene Wenger as the manager of England but he
has a contract with Arsenal, I don't know what happens at the end of the season
but I understand the fans in England, they need a manager like Arsene Wenger, he
is a great person and a great manager.
"The situation is simple, Wenger is the manager for Arsenal. I know him, he
wants to go to the pitch every morning.
"This is the most important (thing for him). If he takes this job, it's not
the same. So, for the moment I cannot imagine Wenger work for England. This is
"I see Arsene. He loves the pitch every morning. This is like an obsession,
it's a passion. You know manager for the national team is not really the same
because he loves football. This is my opinion."
white Pires, 42, said Wenger would have to adapt if he took the
role but – speaking at the launch of the Star Sixes indoor football tournament -
he admitted he would rather see his compatriot stay put at Arsenal.
"If he takes this job, he needs to adapt. The new job. The new challenge," he
v red 'If you ask me, I hope he continues with Arsenal because
since 20 years he built something at Arsenal, he won a lot of titles. I think
Arsenal need Arsene Wenger.
superfly black "Arsene Wenger loves Arsenal and this is the last
season because his contract finishes, I don't know what happens but it would be
a good opportunity for England, I don't know (if it would be) for Arsene
"It is not the same job when you are manager of one club like Arsenal or for
the country, seriously I don't know what he wants for the future."