Arsène Wenger has been in negotiations with AC Milan for several weeks about becoming the Italian club’s new manager in January 2019, according to France Football.
The Frenchman has been out of work since ending his 22-year reign at Arsenal at the end of last season.
In a recent interview with England’s Sky Sports, Arsene Wenger said, “I’ll be somewhere early next year but I do not know where,” said the 69-year-old Frenchman. I got a good rest. “I watched a lot of football. I miss it.” He added.
Wenger would replace 40-year-old Gennaro Gattuso at the head of the Rossoneri. He would also have a larger role in his duties with the sports director, the Brazilian Leonardo.
Wenger has been linked with the managerial posts at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich since leaving Arsenal, and confirmed last month he would resume his football career in January.
Should Wenger accept Milan’s offer, he will manage in Italy for the first time ever in his career and will also reunite with former Arsenal CEO, Ivan Gazidis.
The former Arsenal manager has also previously managed at Nancy, Monaco and Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight.