Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he turned down more than one offer to become Real Madrid manager during his time with the London club.
Wenger guided the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 21-and-a-half year spell in charge of the club, twice winning a Premier League and FA Cup double and was in charge of the Invincibles in 2003/04.
His success in the first half of his tenure at Highbury lead to plenty of interest from other top clubs across Europe, though the Frenchman always remained loyal to Arsenal until he left in May 2018.
Wenger is ready to return to management now following a nine-month exile from football, recently being linked with the Bayern Munich job following the struggles of Niko Kovac with the Bundesliga giants.
However, the 69-year-old insists a move to Madrid is not on the cards for him, despite the Spanish side’s previous advances earlier on in his career. "I have turned down Real Madrid more than once. I must say now it's over for me," Wenger told beIN Sports.
"I feel if you ask any manager in the world, would you be interested in coaching Real Madrid? Everybody would say yes - it's the biggest club in the world.
"Wenger has no regrets about the decision, adding: "Yes, we live always to our values.
"It was in the middle of a process where we built the stadium, we had to pay it back, I guaranteed I would stay and I am quite happy with my decision."