Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has rejected the prospect of replacing Santiago Solari as head coach of the Liga giants.
The French man said he will never be Real Madrid manager after revealing he turned down the La Liga giants “more than once”.
The former Arsenal boss said he would like to return to club management but has ruled out taking over at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite calling Real “the biggest club in the world”.
The 69-year-old was approached about the role a number of times during his 22-year reign as Gunners boss.
“I turned Madrid down more than once but now I must say it’s over for me,” he said.
“I feel if you ask any manager in the world ‘Are you interested?’ and everybody would say ‘Yes’. It’s the biggest club in the world.”
But Wenger says he has no regrets about rejecting the opportunity to stick with Arsenal.
“We live always to our values,” he added. “It was in the middle of a process. We rebuilt the stadium, we had to pay it back, I guaranteed I would stay and I’m quite happy with my decision.”
Real Madrid is second, six points behind the Catalans, and Solari, appointed in November after an initial period as caretaker manager following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, said recently: “Madrid never give up.”