Reports in France claims the Legendary former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has turned down an offer to take charge at the Camp Nou.
The ex-Arsenal manager since leaving the Gunners in 2018 after spending 22 years at the club has not taken any mangerial role.
But French outlet Le10sport has reported that the La Liga giants approached the 70-year-old Frenchman over a possibility to become their new coach but Wenger rejected the offer after discussing the Barcelona project.
Wenger 70, in November 2019 took the job of Fifa’s Chief of Global Football Development and has admitted he wants to fully commit to his role.
According to Sportsmail, Wenger told Europe: ‘Every day, I want to train, I’ve been doing it all my life.
‘But can I get back into it? I cannot do things by halves, so I am asking myself the question.
‘It will have to be under conditions that I consider optimal. Otherwise, I will not do it.
‘I want to create at Fifa the most efficient analysis center in the world. I know it’s very ambitious, but you will see that at the 2022 World Cup we will produce match analysis which will be extremely effective.’
While at Arsenal Arsene Wenger won the Premier League three times, won the FA Cup for a record seven times & seven Community Shields.
He faced Barcelona nine times winning just once (2-1) in their last-16 stage of the 2011 Champions League Campaign.
With pressure mounting one Quique Setien after losing the league title to arch rivals Real Madrid, their only hope of winning a silverware is the UEFA champions League as they prepare to face ruthless Bayern Munich in coming days.
The winner of that event will face either of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City or Olympique Lyonnais in the Semi-final stage.