Arsene Wenger will have no input into selection process to determine his successor at Arsenal, he revealed today.
The Gunners boss, who is preparing to take charge of his last European game at The Emirates, was asked whether he would be a part of choosing his successor and his answer was simple: “No.”
Wenger did say, though, that retirement was not in his plans after he last week announced he would be stepping down from his position of 22 years at the end of the season.
“At the moment I do my job, keep my routine and focus on what I have to do every day,” said Wenger at today’s news conference.
“At the moment I work like ever. You are never sure you do the right thing, but life is interesting because you have to deal with different situations.
“People want to know what the future is about, for me that is completely normal.
“I honestly don’t know what I will do. Will I take a little rest? I will continue to work, that is for sure. At the moment I’m not ready to commit to anything else.”
Wenger admitted Atletico Madrid would be a tough nut to crack.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the match, he added: “They have no real weak point, they are strong defensively, they are strong offensively, we need a complete performance.”