Arsene Wenger to become new coach of Japan

Arsene Wenger has emerged as a managerial target for the Japanese football association.

The Former Arsenal boss is out of work after ending his 22-year stay with Arsenal earlier this year, but Wenger has indicated that he wants to, in due course, secure another role in the sport.

According to the Daily Mail, the Frenchman will be offered the chance to become the new coach of Japan, with Akira Nishino set to leave that position at the end of July.

Nishino was in charge when Japan reached the last 16 of the World Cup. He was brought in to replace Vahid Halilhodzic, but the nation's governing body is eager to make a long-term appointment.

Japanese football is well-known to Wenger after spending a time with Grampus Eight between January 2015 and Sept. 2016 before opening his reign with the Gunners.

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