Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that he needs to be tested in his next coaching job.
The 68-year-old, who quitted the Gunners on 13 May, has affirmed that he turned down Real Madrid on two or three occasions.
The Frenchman, who received more offers than expected, has revealed that he still wants to continue his managerial career.
“It is exciting because you will be tested again, that’s what I want again in my life basically I am a competitor who needs to be tested,” Wenger told BeIN Sports.
“I don’t know exactly what will happen now. But I am in front of an empty page and I will have to write the next chapter.”
“Real Madrid I think I turned down two or three times you know,” Wenger said. “It’s one of the teams I loved when I was a kid. I just felt that it was a very sensitive period for Arsenal Football Club.”
“When we built the [Emirates] stadium the banks asked me to commit for five years. The first time I thought it was inside the five years and I thought I cannot do that, that would betray my club.”
Wenger, who ended his 22-year spell at Arsenal at the end of the 2017-18 season, has won 17 trophies including three Premier League titles.