Wenger was to become Ferguson’s successor
In his new book, the former Manchester United board of directors admits that Arsene Wenger was to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as coach in 2002. In the 2000/01 season, Manchester United won the Premier League championship ten points ahead of FC Arsenal. In his new book, former United Chairman Martin Edwards has now revealed that Arsene Wenger was the first choice of his time as a new trainer, which Wenger confirmed to the English newspaper Mirror, and he also admitted to meeting with the Red Devils leaders and seriously considering the offer. Wenger also revealed the reason why he stayed with the Gunners:”I love the values of this club (FC Arsenal, Note:” I’m not sure why he was so happy with the results. d. Red.), and for me, it’s all about values first,”explains the 67-year-old,”I’ve always been happy here, people were happy with me and I’ve always been happy. Manchester United is of course attractive, but I’m happy here”In the following 2001/02 season, Manchester United finished third. Arsenal’s ten-point increase in the championship was achieved by coach Arsene Wenger, while Sir Alex Ferguson stayed with the Red Devils for a further eleven years, while Wenger is still in office and dignity with the Gunners.