The FA are in search of a new manager to replace Roy Hodgson following the Three Lions’ embarrassing exit from Euro 2016.
Reports in England, like this one from The Daily Mail, claim that current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as the FA’s number one choice to take charge of the national team on a long-term basis.
Wenger currently has one year left on his current deal with the North London club, but the reports suggest that the
FA are ready to wait for a year for the French manager to become available. Meanwhile, the FA plans to appoint England U21 Gareth Southgate as the national manager on an interim basis.
Arsenal and England fans, on Twitter, are quite conflicted about the idea of Wenger coaching the Three Lions.
FA have confirmed that they will consider Arsène Wenger for the position of England manager in the longer term, according to @DTguardian.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) June 28, 2016
England need a world class manager with great quality and experience… it will be a wrench but we should let Arsene Wenger do the job.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 28, 2016
Wenger would be hopeless as England manager. I’d like him to take it, but he’d be hopeless.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) June 28, 2016
— Sam (@samuelJayC) June 28, 2016
Be very surprised if Wenger would take England job. He’s knocked it back before and consistently said he would never take it.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) June 28, 2016
— James Dunne (@mrspook13) June 29, 2016
@talkSPORTDrive if the FA think the answer is Arsen Wenger then it is true they are no experts on football , typically out of toutch .
— BallyD (@DaveBall65) June 29, 2016
The same fans and press that slate Wenger every week now want him to save his country? Fuck off you don’t deserve a man like him.
— Spanish Gooner (@ElSpanishGooner) June 29, 2016
The English media seem to really want Arsène Wenger as the next England manager. I guess have an agenda when it suits.
— // και // (@ozrikk) June 29, 2016
I’ll be England Manager before Arsene Wenger is and I’m a fat female 44 year old office worker.
Have a good day all x
— Victoria (@victoriamscott) June 29, 2016
Arsene Wenger is 67 this year but features in the FA’s ‘longer term thinking’. #cryogenics
— phil . i . am (@AngryOfN5) June 29, 2016