Arsene Wenger confirms that FA Cup final with Chelsea will not be his last as manager
Arsene Wenger has said that Saturday’s FA Cup final will not be his last as a manager – whether he stays with Arsenal or not.
Speaking at his press conference ahead of the final he said: “It will not be my last match anyway, because I will stay, no matter what happens, in football.”
It is hard to see him managing elsewhere, but this backs up what he said earlier in the season when he claimed that even if it was not at Arsenal, he would stay in football.
Wenger’s contract will expire at the end of the season, and the final could be his last as Arsenal manager.
It is expected that he will sign a new deal and remain in charge but fan protests over his management of the club and other factors could see him leave.
One thing he did confirm is that he does not expect to match Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26 years at Manchester United.
He said: “No! No, I don’t think I’ll match him on that front.
“But he did extremely well and what he did in 26 years is absolutely exceptional because you look at what’s happening in the game, usually the average life expectancy of a manager these days in 18 months.
“So our total is quite unusual.”
Wenger has a quite incredible record in the FA Cup in his time at Arsenal. Another win could be the perfect way to go out.