Ray Parlour questions Arsene Wenger to England links

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal manager has been suggested as a replacement for Roy Hodgson.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Quoted by the Telegraph, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has questioned whether Arsene Wenger would take the England job.

England are currently looking for their next manager after Roy Hodgson left his position on Monday evening.

He resigned from his position after England’s embarrassing loss to Iceland saw them knocked out of Euro 2016 at the last 16 stage of the tournament.

A number of names will likely be linked with the role, with it still being an attractive one to many managers despite their poor showings in France.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal boss has been named as a potential appointment, but Parlour believes the lure of club football may be too strong for him.

“If they can get him, if they can persuade him to take the job, he would be a top manager to have,” the Telegraph quotes him saying.

“He knows his football, he knows the Premier League, he knows the English players. It would be a great coup for the FA if they can get someone like Wenger but I just think the pull of club football is too strong for him.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Despite what Parlour may believe, the England job could be tempting for Wenger should it be offered to him.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are not keen to lose their manager and are planning a new contract to fend off interest from England.

With his contract expiring next summer though, perhaps the Frenchman could see the Three Lions job as the perfect manner in which to end his long reign at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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