French TV drops Wenger as commentator: report
Arsene Wenger has lost his job.
Not as Arsenal manager but as commentator for top France television channel TF1.
The 64-year-old was told that his contract will not be renewed, Mail Online reported.
French newspaper Le Parisien reported that Wenger was “greatly surprised” that his contract was terminated after more than 10 years of reporting on the France national team.
But other reports in the French media said the decision was a “joint agreement”.
Wenger was absent from France’s 1-0 win over Spain at the Stade de France on Thursday, where Chelsea’s new striker Loic Remy scored the game’s only goal 17 minutes from time.
Covered World Cup
The Arsenal boss covered France at the World Cup in Brazil for TF1.
He has also covered Champions League football for the French channel in previous years.
This means Wenger will have more time to focus on the club.
They have won one match and drawn two so far in the Premier League.
Arsenal won last year’s FA Cup, their first trophy since 2004.
Source: Mail Online