On something of a culture kick at the moment, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he has a deep-seated admiration for the life and work of Bob Marley.
That’s right. When the stress of the job gets too much, Wenger loves nothing more than winding down with a bit of irie Natural Mystic.
Speaking in an interview with Le Parisien, the Frenchman discussed his love for Jamaica’s most famous son:
Yes, I love his music and the man that he was. He was not ‘fabricated’. He was real.
I love people who do not have conventional paths and who stand out because of their talent. Raymond Devos and Pierre Desproges are also some of my favourite comedians.
Having discussed a few of his personal philosophies while posing for a fashion shoot in L’Equipe last month, Wenger was pressed further about the man behind the chin-to-ankle zip-up coat.
It is true, [philosophy] is an aspect of my personality that people do not know about.
With my job, I am often stressed, so I might appear a bit like a constipated person.
But I like to laugh when I am with my friends and to let my humorous side reign free, something that I obviously cannot do in front of the media.
Oh, we’ve all seen your humorous side Arsene. Don’t worry about that sunshine…
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