Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) speaks with former Arsenal footballer Robert Pires during a team training session for the forthcoming UEFA Champions League Group F football match against SSC Napoli at Arsenal's London Colney training ground in north London on September 30, 2013. Arsenal will play against Napoli at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Done Deal – Arsenal Few Hours Away From Announcing Wenger’s Successor

Arsene Wenger is in the final year of his contract and it is highly likely that he will take the role of a Sporting director when he resigns. However, reports suggest that,

“Arsenal legend Robert Pires admits he wants to return to the club as a sporting director.

The Frenchman won two league titles with the Gunners and appeared in a Champions League final for Arsene Wenger’s men in 2006.

The 43-year-old retired from the game last year and, despite spending his career at a number of top clubs, he still follows Arsenal.

Wenger was criticised by Patrick Vieira last week for not creating roles for former players at the club but Pires says he is eyeing a directors role back at the Emirates.”

‘Yes, it is my objective,’ Pires told the Hindustan Times.

‘I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I need to talk about it with the owners and Arsene Wenger.

‘I’d love this job, I love to talk with the players. If I’m given this job one day, I can stay in contact with football, especially with Arsenal. I have a good relation with the manager, that’s important.#

‘I can work with the players, I can give advice to the young players, so we can find a good relationship between me and the players.’

 

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