ARSENE WENGER RETIRES
Today it was confirmed that Arsene Wenger ended his managing career, this means Arsenal have no manager anymore. Wenger lasted 18 years and is one of the most prolific managers ever.
Wenger has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club's longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won. Football pundits give Wenger credit for his contribution to the revolutionising of football in England in the late 1990s through the introduction of changes in the training and diet of players.
In 1996, Wenger was named manager of Arsenal and two years later the club completed a league and FA Cup double. He led Arsenal to appearances in the 2000 UEFA Cup Final and 2001 FA Cup Final, and a second league and cup double in 2002. Arsenal retained the FA Cup in 2003 and a year later regained the league title, becoming the first club to go through an entire league season undefeated since Preston North End, 115 years previously. The team later eclipsed Nottingham Forest's record of 42 league matches unbeaten and went seven more matches before losing in October 2004. Arsenal made their first appearance in a Champions League final in 2006, though they lost to Barcelona.
During his tenure, Arsenal moved to a new training centre and relocated to the Emirates Stadium in August 2006, after 93 years at Highbury. In March 2014, Wenger became the fourth manager in English football to oversee 1,000 matches with a single club, after George Ramsay (Aston Villa), Dario Gradi (Crewe Alexandra) and Alex Ferguson (Manchester United). He shares the record of most FA Cup wins as a manager with George Ramsey after doubling Arsenal's haul of the tournament's trophy with wins in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014 and 2015.