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FA willing to wait a year to appoint Arsene Wenger as England manager.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has emerged as the number one choice to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager on a permanent basis.

The Football Association are searching for Hodgson’s successor following his resignation from the post immediately after the Three Lions crashed out of the European Championships in humiliating fashion against Iceland on Monday night.

Chief Executive Martin Glenn refused to rule out appointing a foreign manager whist addressing the media yesterday and Telegraph Sport have reported that Wenger, who has managed in England since 1996, is being sounded out as well as Leicester City’s title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.

Furthermore, the report adds that the Frenchman could be tempted by the role, although his current deal at the Emirates Stadium will expire at the end of the forthcoming campaign and is understood to be against breaking his contract.

However, with Wenger yet to commit himself to the two-year deal on the table from the Gunners, the FA are willing to wait until next summer to hire the “inspirational manager” they’re on the lookout for and the timing could be best for both parties.

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