Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal will not appoint a Director of Football while he remains manager of the Gunners.
There has been speculation of a restructuring of the way Arsenal is run from a technical point of view, after a poor season where they are struggling to make the Premier League’s top four.
The Frenchman’s position is under threat at the Emirates, and he is yet to announce whether he will stay on beyond the end of his contract this summer.
Former Arsenal player Marc Overmars, who is Director of Football at Ajax and Borussia Dortmund Director of Football Michael Zorc are both reportedly on a list drawn up by the Gunners’ board for a new role at the Emirates.
However, Wenger’s having none of it:
“Director of football, I don't know what it means”.
"Is it somebody who stands on the road and directs- play right and left? I never could understand what it means, Director of Football."
"I'm manager of Arsenal Football club.
“And as long as I am manager of Arsenal, I will decide what happens on the technical front.