Wenger linked with AC Milan job

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as a shock contender to replace Gennaro Gattuso as AC Milan boss.

Gattuso, 40, is under heavy at San Siro following a poor start to the season, which has left them sitting 12th in Serie A, having won just three of their first eight Serie A games.

In AC Milan Thursday’s UEL clash against Betis last night, Gattuso’s side suffered 2-1 defeat at the San Siro, and their winning start to the Europa League was ended.

Arsene Wenger has entered Ivan Gazidis’ thinking as AC Milan look to find a replacement to show Gattuso the door.

Ivan Gazidis stepped down from his role at Arsenal chief executive last month and will take charge of AC Milan as their new managing director in the month of December.

The club are canvassing the market for a replacement and according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, Gazidis is considering making an offer to Wenger to take over from Gattuso at the San Siro.

The South African played a key role behind the scenes in convincing Wenger to end his 22-year relationship with Arsenal at the end of last season, when he left the club.

The Frenchman has indicated that he will consider offers at the start of 2019 and Gazidis is claimed to be keen to work with Wenger again at the San Siro.

The former Arsenal manager’s ability to work with a limited budget and play good football is considered a positive by the soon to be AC Milan managing director.

However, the South African could find it hard to convince the rest of the AC Milan hierarchy as the club are wary of Wenger’s contractual demands and could opt for a cheaper option in Italy.