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Wenger takes a swipe at Guardiola

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during his side's Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road on November 29, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during his side’s Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road on November 29, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, December 24- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised Pep Guardiola for announcing that he will leave Bayern Munich six months before his contract is set to expire.

Guardiola made the revelation last week and Wenger feels that the Bayern head coach has handled the situation poorly.

“Personally I don’t like the fact that the managers come out so early for what they will do, because it’s not necessarily good for their own team, nor for the speculation about the managers who are going through a little bit of a difficult patch.” said the Frenchman.

Wenger did admit that he has a lot of respect for Guardiola and would be keen to see the Spaniard apply his trade in England.

“I think he is of course a top-quality manager, nobody would dispute that,” he said.

“Not so much for what he has won already, because Bayern won before, Barcelona still wins today, but I think about the positive attitude he has towards the game and the fact he wants his team to play football in a positive way. I respect that highly.

“We want this league to be the best league in the world. We want as well to find the right balance.

“The Premier League wants to be the best in the world but you need 40 to 50 per cent of foreign managers but as well give some chances to local managers, like [Eddie] Howe from Bournemouth who now comes out.”

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