Arsene Wenger has finally revealed that the decision to leave after just 12 months of the recent deal he signed was not his.
Wenger guided Arsenal to FA Cup glory last season and then signed a two-year extension to his contract.
Wenger though announced last week he was stepping down from his role of manager at the end of the season.
And at today’s news conference he was asked why he was going now rather than at the end of his deal.
The Frenchman said: “The timing was not really my decision. For the rest, I have spoken about it already.”
Asked if he thought the decision was the right thing, Wenger said: “I do my job and keep my routine and focus on what I have to do every day. At the moment, I work like ever.
“You are never sure you are doing the right thing. Life is interesting because you must deal with different situations.”
Wenger talks up Luis Enrique
Wenger also denied he would have any role in finding his discover at Arsenal, but he did pass comment on former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique when asked.
Enrique is one of the favourites to succeed Wenger at the Emirates.
On the Spaniard, Wenger said: “I don’t want to influence the next manager, but of course I have a high opinion of Luis Enrique.”
Wenger, who revealed Sir Alex Ferguson called him on Tuesday, added: “Is there a perfect goodbye? I don’t know. I just want to do as well as I can.
“This group of players deserve something special and I want to do it for them, to achieve something with them. My biggest satisfaction would be to be successful with the players we have.”
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