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Arsene Wenger’s next job in football is revealed – and it won’t be with another club

Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman has been out of the game since ending his 22-year spell as Gunners (opens in new tab) boss last summer.

But the Mirror (opens in new tab) reports that Wenger has decided against a return to club management and is ready to start work in a directorial capacity with world football's governing body.

Wenger’s appointment could be confirmed later this month. 

However, the 69-year-old has dropped a big hint that he wants an international job ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“I could see myself working for a team," Wenger told beIN SPORTS (opens in new tab).

"I must say I always wanted to go to the World Cup because I felt it's the job of a manager to be where the best football players in the world play football.

"Hopefully you will see me, touch wood, in Qatar in three years' time."

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.