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Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger: My success opened door for foreign managers in England

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes he helped foreign managers make their way in English football.

Wenger claimed his success at Arsenal paved the way for coaches such as Pochettino to follow in his footsteps.

He explained: “When I first came to England I had to show people that we can win. I think I opened the door for all the managers from foreign countries, because it was a belief that a foreign manager cannot be successful in England.

“I managed to do that, and that is, of course, significant."

Looking refreshed and relaxed after a few months out of the managerial hot seat, Wenger concluded that he is addicted to working in football.

“I cannot switch off and die," he said. “I have to accept that I got a virus somewhere in my body and it will remain there. When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is 'what kind of game is on tonight?' That is my life."

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