Arsene Wenger according to reports in Holland, has approached the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) to succeed Ronald Koeman as the Dutchman is on the verge of taking a job a Barcelona with Quique Setien sacked.
The Frenchman who is now the Head of Global Football Development at FIFA took the role in November 2019 after his 22 years spell with the Gunners.
Earlier this month, Wenger admitted he would not rule out ac return to management after leaving Arsenal.
According to reports from Sportsmail, Fox Sport presenter Jan Joost Van Gangelen has reported that Wenger has immediately made himself available as a candidate to succeed Koeman as Holland manager.
Koeman is expected to take over at Barcelona after Quique Setien was sacked on Monday following the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The former Everton manager successfully booked a place with the Holland national team in next summer’s European Championship, as well as a victory in the UEFA nations league.
But will now appears to leave the Holland national team with an opportunity at Barcelona knocking on his door.
However the whole situation seems to lift the mangerial spirits of Wenger -who won three Premier League trophies and seven FA cups with Arsenal- up to return to management.
Wenger, if his proposal is accepted by the Dutch FA, will be in charge of their Euro 2021 instead of Koeman.
‘Every day I want to train, I’ve been doing this all my life,’ Wenger told Europe 1 when asked about the possibility of coming back to management.
He added, ‘I’m 70 years old, I gave a lot. Should I play Russian roulette a bit, even when it comes to my health? I can’t do things by halves, so I ask myself this question.
‘It will be in conditions that I consider optimal. Otherwise, I will not do it.’