Exclusive: Arsene Wenger turns down big-money offer to manage PSG

Football FanCast can exclusively reveal that Arsene Wenger has turned down a contract offer – on what is believed to be a three year deal – from Paris Saint Germain to become the club’s new manager when he leaves Arsenal at the end of the season.

The French giants are desperate to lure Wenger and sources close to the club have told Football FanCast that an offer worth around 15 million euros a year has been made to tempt the Frenchman.

What’s the story?

The source has revealed that PSG are going all out to secure the signature of Wenger but he wants to take a break after he leaves the Emirates Stadium after 22 years in charge of Arsenal.

The money is not Wenger’s main concern and it would appear that he is set to carry on playing hardball even if the Parisians continue their interest.

The 68-year-old is at the top of PSG’s wishlist, and it would not be a surprise if they go back to Wenger again in a further attempt to lure him back to his native France.

Wenger needs a break

PSG need Wenger more than he needs them. At the moment, they are still seen as a bit of a joke across Europe; with money to burn but no European success to show for it.

Wenger’s arrival would make them a ‘proper’ club and it could potentially galvanise the French giants and take them on to new heights in the same way that Pep Guardiola has with Manchester City.

After 22 exhausting years in the Gunners hotseat, Wenger looks like a man who could do with a break. The pressure cooker of the Premier League has ground him down and a sabbatical would surely be no bad thing for the Frenchman.

Given that he has already turned down such a lucrative offer, and is surely well-off from his tenure at the Emirates, it is hard to see what else PSG could produce to change Wenger’s mind, especially given how notoriously stubborn he is.