Arsene Wenger has turned down a very lucrative offer to return to the dugout with Serbia.
The Frenchman who went into a well-deserved sabbatical since stepping down as Arsenal gaffer in 2018 has been very vocal about his reluctance to returning to football management. Serbia will not get their man, unfortunately.
It seems Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s inability to land a Euro 2020 place will prove costly as according to Informer, the Serbian FA have begun the process of replacing him.
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Serbia Football president, Slavisa Kokeza was said to have made personal contact with the 71-year-old’s agent, insisting that ‘money is no problem’. But Wenger isn’t having it.
So while the man who’s currently serving as FIFA’s Chief of Global Development will not be heading to Belgrade anytime soon, he takes a preference to ‘watching other managers suffer’.
“I relax by watching other managers suffer and think ‘It’s your turn my friend”, he made this now famous quote on one of his media appearances on Desert Island Discs.
Wenger is a household name in the game of football. A figure synonymous with one of the most successful clubs in English football. So he’s oozing quite a lot of charisma. Maybe it’s only Jose Mourinho who ‘hates’ him.