Wenger will not be new sporting director, insists PSG president

Paris Saint-Germain's president has refuted suggestions Arsene Wenger could replace Antero Henrique as the club's sporting director.

Wenger stepped down from the role of Arsenal manager at the end of the 2017-18 season.   -  AP

Arsene Wenger will not become Paris Saint-Germain's new sporting director, according to the club's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Wenger has been without a job since stepping down as Arsenal boss at the end of last season after 22 years in charge of the Premier League side.

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Suggestions he could replace Antero Henrique as the Ligue 1 outfit's new sporting director are wide of the mark, though, says Al-Khelaifi.

"I have very good relations with Arsene," he told Le Parisien.

"I'm close to him and I've known him for a long time. He is a wonderful manager and coach. He has a very sharp and very complete knowledge of football. 

"But we have a sports director, Antero Henrique, in whom I have great confidence.

 

"I hear the media constantly say that Arsene will come to take this job. It's too much. Let us work, please. 

"Antero does a very good job. He will continue with us. He stays there."

Wenger was recognised at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco this week with the Lifetime Achievement Award.