Bacary Sagna does not fancy Arsene Wenger managing France
France international Bacary Sagna does not think Arsene Wenger won’t enter into national team management in the future. The 68-year-old ended his 22-year reign with Arsenal last season and he has since declared that he has no plans of retiring from the game. As such, he has been tipped to succeed France boss Didier Deschamps or take up a technical role with his national team but Sagna does not believe this will happen.
“I don't think he will be the France national team manager one day because he wants to be part [of the game] every single day in what he is doing. There is only some momentum with the French national team and for him it's not enough. I think he will try to get a team [a club].After being such an important man in the football world, such a big manager and having so much influence on so many players, he can't stay away from the pitch.”
Since leaving the Gunners, Wenger has been associated with a number of high-profile clubs including Real Madrid but the Frenchman has suggested that he would like to work in an environment where he can be tested. Nevertheless, the experienced head coach may take a sabbatical for the 2018/19 campaign with vacancies at most elite outfits already occupied.
Wenger had ended the final campaign with the Gunners in a low-key manner as they finished sixth in the Premier League but there is a sense of optimism around the club with the appointment of Unai Emery. The 46-year-old has shown a genuine focus on bolstering the defensive options within the Gunners squad and the board are likely to expect him to guide them back to the top four. Arsenal were constantly in the Champions League positions under Wenger barring the past two seasons.