English Premiership

Wenger denies England FA contact

2016-10-10 10:57
Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has again distanced himself from links to the England coach's job, and has urged the Football Association to appoint an Englishman.

The Arsenal boss, who is in the final year of his contract with the London side, is currently one of the bookies' favourites for the Three Lions post along with Gareth Southgate, Ralf Rangnick, Steve Bruce and Roberto Mancini.

However, while Wenger considers himself and England supporter, he was quick to point out that he felt the next man at the helm should be an Englishman.

When asked if he had been approached by the FA, Wenger said: "There has been no contact. There is nothing really to add. Personally I want England to do well."

He added: "It is very important [that the manager is an Englishman], I have always said that.

"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 as the leader.

"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]."

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