Arsene Wenger Rejects Chance To Replace Under-Fire Quique Setien At Barca

Arsene Wenger has reportedly turned down the opportunity to manage Barcelona.

Le 10 Sport reports the 70-year-old has rejected the chance to replace under-fire Quique Setien at the Nou Camp.

Wenger coached Arsenal for 22 years before leaving in 2018 and is yet to take on another managerial position.

Since leaving North London the former Gunners boss has landed a role at Fifa as head of global football development.

But the report from France states the Blaugrana are one of a number of clubs who have approached Wenger unsuccessfully.

Wenger was reportedly interested at first and talks progressed before he ultimately decided to pass on the opportunity.

The Catalan giants have been rocked by the failure to defend their La Liga title with Setien squandering a lead at the top after lockdown.

Barcelona execs are thought to be keen to ditch the former Real Betis boss, despite only appointing him in January, after the league flop under his command.

Barca face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and the German champs are in imperious form.

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Reports suggest Setien is likely to face the axe if his side do not lift the trophy.

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