Arsène Wenger linked to vacant Swiss national team job

RMC Sport report this morning via Swiss outlet Blick that former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is a candidate to take over with the Swiss national team, with Vladimir Petković leaving to join Bordeaux.

The Alsatian, currently FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, had previously been contacted by the Swiss federation in 1995, but the two parties were unable to reach an agreement. The former Strasbourg player speaks both French and German fluently, and would be a short-term fix for the Swiss, with World Cup qualifiers finishing at the end of the calendar year and a potential play-off taking place in March.

Having left management more than three years ago, the 71-year-old is now being lined up for a return to the bench in what would be his first spell in charge of a national team.

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