I hope Wenger stays for another decade: Hill-Wood

Updated: 26 September 2009 14:12 IST

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood hopes Arsene Wenger remains as manager for another decade, past his 70th birthday.

London:

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood hopes Arsene Wenger remains as manager for another decade, past his 70th birthday.

Wenger has become the club's most successful manager since arriving in 1996, winning three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

"He seems happy in his job here, it is very fulfilling for him," Hill-Wood told a TV channelon Saturday. "I can see him doing it for another 10 years, but of course that is up to him. He is showing no signs of slowing down, he's perfectly fit and he knows perfectly well my feelings about him."

Wenger will next month turn 60 and surpass George Allison as the longest serving manager in Arsenal's 123-year history. The Frenchman's current deal expires at the end of next season.

"I don't want him to leave, but he is very much his own man," Hill-Wood said. "I don't think any amount of sweet talking from me will make any difference. He has a nice job here. He is well paid, no interference, he is allowed to get on with his job.

"He doesn't have a president buying players for him and telling him to coach them and also to pick the team for him. He would tell us where to go if we ever suggested that. Not that we ever would."

Topics : Football Arsenal
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