Arsene Wenger isn't ruling out the England job after 2017

But the immediate future will be at Arsenal and he intends to honour his current contract

Arsene Wenger, Everton, Arsenal,

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Arsene Wenger has refused to completely rule out the possibility of taking the England manager's job at the end of his current club deal.

The Arsenal boss of 20 years standing, intends to respect his current contract which expires in 2017 but based on his comments to beIN Sports, anything could happen after next June.

"Could I manage England? Why not? I would never rule that out, but I am happy and focused in club football. I have one more year to go with Arsenal and I have been with them for a long time. I have always respected all my contracts and will continue to do that. What will I do after that? Honestly, I don’t know," he said.

"England is my second country. I was absolutely on my knees when England went out against Iceland. I couldn’t believe it. But when you watched the game you could sense, after 60 minutes, that the worst could happen. Did they panic or were they tired? I don’t know, but England couldn’t find an answer to what Iceland posed."

USA manager and ex-Germany striker and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who played for Wenger at AS Monaco in the early 1990s, is reportedly in talks to take the England job.