Following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Arsenal manager is the longest serving manager in the Premier League and says that the concept of retirement makes him panic
Appointed as the manager of Gunners way back in 1996, the French tactician has guided the London giants to numerous trophies in 19 years and even though he has nothing left to prove contrary to what most say, Wenger says that he has no plans to retire from the game.
While speaking to reporters, Wenger said that unlike Sir Alex, he has no horses to distract him so he will not be thinking about retirement any time soon.
“Retirement? Yes, it crosses my mind sometimes but for no longer than five seconds because I panic a little bit,” he told reporters.
“When we played at Man United, [Ferguson] came to meet me after the game. I said: ‘Come on, you don’t miss it?’ He says: ‘No.’ He had enough. He goes to every game but he has horses. I have no horses.
“Enthusiasm is not a problem, honestly. I am more committed than ever for that. I just think the number of times you have done it doesn’t count. It is how much you love what you do that counts.
“And the love of what you do is not necessarily diminished by the number of times you’ve done it. Football is new every day. That’s a big quality. It makes you question.
“With every defeat people say: ‘What is this guy doing?’ Every three days you are questioned. You have an exam every three days. You have no way to look back. You have to prepare the next exam and come out of it with success. So it always demands 100 per cent commitment.
“I want to do well for the club and, as well, when I leave one day, leave the club in a position where the club can go on and on.”