Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has told the club and fans the best time he will like to quit the Emirate as a coach. According to him, the best time to quit is when the ground had been prepared for the succeeding coach to take over.
Wenger explained that he is fully committed to Arsenal and will only leave the club when he feels it is in a better position for the next manager. The Frenchman celebrated 19 years in charge of the north London club this month, a reign that has seen tremendous success as well as barren years where trophies were hard to come by.
Wenger has three Premier League titles and six FA Cups to his name, making him one of the most decorated manager in the history of the club and of English football.
But he has not won the league title in 11 years and was beaten in his only trip to the Champions League final back in 2006. Wenger has been criticised by a section of the club’s fans for many years for his failure to win Europe’s top club competition and for the trophy drought between 2005 and 2014, and he has long faced calls to step down.
But the 65-year-old hit back at the club’s annual general meeting, saying he is “more committed than ever” to brining success to Arsenal every season until he decided to move aside for the next manager. “I know we face some adversity sometimes but I am more motivated than ever, more committed than ever,” the manager said. “I was a bit more relaxed 19 years ago when you know if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. “Today I know what it means for people. I know how sad people are when we don’t do well, when we lose a game.
The responsibility on my shoulders is much bigger. “I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave. “It is for me very important that I leave the club in the shape that the guy who comes after me can do better. “Let’s be honest, we face more and more competition, even in England, from other clubs. We have to be stronger in future to fight against this kind of competition. But we will.”