Arsene Wenger has said he has refused to return to Arsenal, because he does not want to overshadow Unai Emery.
The 69-year-old called time on his reign at the Emirates last year, but has not been back to watch a game since Emery replaced him.
And while Wenger admits he has been in contact with Arsenal’s hierarchy, he would be reluctant to take up a role with his former club.
“I have been in touch with some people at the club but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in, half out.
“You let people who come in work their way.
“And I wanted to take a complete distance.
“It’s still a bit early, maybe, to go back. I haven’t been back at the club,” Wenger told beIN Sports.