Arsene Wenger, remember him?
When our former boss stepped down in May, he seemed pretty adamant he’d make a decision about his future by the middle of the summer.
He had a number of options; to continue coaching elsewhere, to reinvent himself as a director of football, to work in the media, to take a boardroom position or to call it quits and retire.
From what we can tell, since returning from the World Cup – where he enjoyed France’s triumph from the comfort of the beIN Sports studio – he’s been having a top time. He now says he’s planning to announce his next step in September.
Speaking from Corsica where he’s been vacationing, he told the local publication Corse Matin [translated by Get France Football News]: “I decided not to decide.
“I was intoxicated for such a long time that I promised myself not to make any decisions before September.”
On his prolonged period of time off he went on: “[It’s going] even better than I thought. When you have been as busy as I have been, you always fear a little emptiness.
“But I quickly organised myself in this new stage of my life, I do a lot of sport, here I eat with my friends.
“I talk a lot too, I can sit for hours contemplating the horizon, I read every day, right now a book by Philip Roth called I Married a Communist.”
Honestly, we couldn’t be happier for Arsene. If anybody needed a bit of downtime and to rediscover the art of being a lazy git, it was him. Long may it continue.
We’ll give you a call when we’re in the relegation zone in December. ?
Arsene also chatted about France’s win, the World Cup and Thierry Henry applying for the Bordeaux job, worth a read.