Arsenal boss has 'never considered' joining Southend United

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Such is Arsene Wenger's long association with Arsenal, it is difficult to envisage him ever managing another club in England. But the Frenchman has been provided with another job offer (well, sort of) after one fan asked Wenger if he would consider joining Southend United.

Wenger is now the longest serving manager in the country, following the summer retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and recently celebrated 17 years since he succeeded Bruce Rioch at Arsenal.

During his illustrious spell with the Gunners, Wenger has won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and managed an appearance in the Champions League final, but one optimistic supporter hoped he would throw this all away for a move to Roots Hall.

The tongue-in-cheek proposition came during a Q&A with Wenger on the official Arsenal Twitter feed, where user @handsomead78 asked: "will u ever consider managing #southend utd?"

Wenger, though, admitted that leaving Arsenal for Southend had never crossed his mind, even though he quite liked the name of the Essex club.

He responded: "Honestly, I like the name but I have never considered it as I haven't had to look for a job!"

Southend have been something of a Football League yo-yo club over the years, with the Blues currently residing in League Two under the stewardship of Phil Brown.

They are in ninth position at present after 15 matches, only one point away from the playoff places.

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