Wenger fits FA criteria

Wenger fits FA criteria

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has admitted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fits the criteria to become the next England manager.

The Football Association are once again on the hunt for a new Three Lions coach after Sam Allardyce left the job just 67 days into his reign following a corruption sting by the Daily Telegraph.

Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate will take charge of the national side until the end of the year while the FA give careful consideration to who should takeover.

Several names have already been mentioned in connection with the job, including Wenger's, with the Frenchman having reportedly been on the shortlist of candidates when Allardyce was appointed.

Wenger's contract with Arsenal will expire at the end of the season but he could be tempted to leave before then after Glenn's revelation that Wenger will likely be approached about the England job.

"Of course he'd fit the criteria perfectly. Of course he would, as would a few others," Glenn told the Guardian.

Wenger, meanwhile, remains coy on what he will do come the end of his contract, claiming he will wait until the end of the season before making a decision on his future.

When asked if he could stay on for another five years, Wenger said: "I rule nothing out because I want to work. And I want to do well.

"But I accept as well that it can finish tomorrow. It's a love story and a love story you expect always to last forever. But it can stop any day."