Wenger: Why I rejected France job

English Premier League

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why he turned down the opportunity to manage the French national side on 'several occasions'.

The Frenchman spent 22 years with the Gunners, where he won three Premier League titles, which included the 'invincibles' season where the side finished the 2003-2004 season unbeaten.

Wenger has since been linked with a number of clubs in the last few months, but he has spent most of his time doing pundit work in the Premier League.

The 70-year-old has received offers from the French national side, but he prefers the amount of games played with domestic football.

“I refused this offer several times (to coach France)… I prefer club football," Wenger told AFP, according to Get French Football.

"For me, it is a bit like a part-time job coaching a national team: it is 10 matches per year.

"I am used to doing 60, so that has never really tempted me.”