Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has turned down an incredible offer from China that would have seen him take over for Pep Guardiola and become the best-paid manager in the world. An unnamed Chinese club would be ready to offer Wenger a £30m-a-year contract, which is more than double the current manager of Manchester City’s salary.
The Frenchman who is now 67 years old, will be out of contract in the summer and his future in Arsenal is a bit cloudy after the humiliating defeat 5-1 to Bayern Munich during the first leg of the Champions League. However, Wenger recently stated that he has no intention to retire this season and he will continue working no matter if it is with Arsenal or somewhere else.
However, some sources including the Mirror suggest that China is not among the Frenchman’s desires, despite an unnamed team being ready to more than triple his current salary of £8m-a-year.
The ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas and the former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini are just a couple of names that have been tempted by Chinese offers in the last few months.
However, Arsene Wenger is still unconvinced of the appeal of the Chinese Super League. Several months ago he warned Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez against the lure of yuan. He asked them why they would go to China when they play in England. He believes that we live in a world where great players like Ozil and Sanchez earn much money and can choose where they want to play.