There strong indications that erstwhile Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is a contender to take over at Real Madrid, with bookies slashing odds on the Frenchman taking over at the Bernabeu as news of Zidane’s exit was confirmed.
Wenger has close ties with Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez and confirmed that he had rejected tempting offers to take over at the Spanish giants on several occasions.
“Real Madrid, I think I turned them down two or three times. They are one of the teams I loved as a kid but I felt it was a very sensitive period for Arsenal,” he told beIN sports.
“When we built the (Emirates) stadium, the banks asked me to commit for five years. The first time, it was inside the five years and I thought ‘I cannot do that’, it would be betraying my club.”
With Wenger now available and suggesting he wants to continue working in the game at the age of 68, his appointment may be viewed by Perez as the perfect stop gap with some of the likely contenders for the job seemingly unavailable.