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Arsene Wenger 'rejects offer to replace Quique Setien at Barcelona'

Arsene Wenger 'turns down Barcelona job'
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly rejects an offer to take over from Quique Setien as Barcelona boss.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly turned down the chance to take over as Barcelona boss.

Wenger ended his 22-year reign at Arsenal in 2018 and has not returned to management since, instead taking a role as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development.

However, Le 10 Sport claims that the Frenchman has not been short of offers since leaving the Emirates Stadium and that Barcelona are one of the clubs he has rejected recently.

The Catalan giants reportedly approached Wenger while speculation was raging over the future of incumbent manager Quique Setien, with initial talks between the two parties going well.

The 70-year-old ultimately decided to reject the Camp Nou job, though, leaving Barcelona still searching for a potential replacement for Setien after his side surrendered the league title to Real Madrid this season.

Former Barca captain Xavi has been heavily linked with the post in the past, but he is unavailable until 2021 at the earliest due to his contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd.


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