Having left Arsenal at the end of last season, Arsene Wenger is poised to make his return to management having reportedly agreed to take over as head coach of AC Milan.
This is according to France Football, who have a happy knack of being right about this kind of thing.
Arsène Wenger tout près du Milan AC https://t.co/96aaAPJfZF
— #ballondor (@francefootball) 5 November 2018
When pressed on the subject in a Sky Sports interview a month or so back, Wenger stated that he was hoping to return to football “in the new year”.
Well, as per the aforementioned bulletin, it looks like the Frenchman will be replacing Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro precisely then, with negotiations over a “quick start” said to be “close to completion”.
It’s perhaps also worth noting that ex-Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis recently agreed to take up the same role with the Rossoneri, though it’s unlikely (given the timescale) that he’ll be the man signing off on Wenger’s arrival.
Milan are currently fourth in Serie A, some 10 points behind leaders Juventus.
Le hard travail c’est cut out pour Le Boss.