Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has claimed that Arsene Wenger rejected the opportunity to manage Real Madrid and PSG, as well as the England national team, during his lengthy tenure as Gunners manager.
Wenger announced on Friday that he would be stepping down as manager of the north London giants at the end of the season following 22-years in charge of the club.
"He is going to be 69 in October and he is extraordinarily fit. He has a very active mind and great knowledge of the game," said Dein.
"Over the last few years I know for a fact that he has been approached by some of the biggest clubs in the world - I think Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, the England national team wanted him at one stage."