Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has warned manager Arsene Wenger against taking the England job if he was offered it by the Football Association.
The FA are searching for a new manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce, and Gunners boss Wenger is being widely tipped to take over the reins of the Three Lions.
However, BBC pundit Wright, who netted 185 times for the Gunners in seven years at the club, believes that Wenger should turn down any approach from the FA.
He said on BBC’s Match of the Day: ‘[I’d say] don’t do the England job, because it’s too much pressure. He’s going to get so much stick.
‘I wouldn’t like to see him go through [these] 20 years, and then the last 10 years it’s been [like this] for him.’
The FA have placed former Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate in temporary charge as they look for a successor and, with Wenger yet to negotiate a new deal at the Emirates beyond this season, they appear keen to try and secure the services of the Frenchman.
The Gunners boss has recently said that he would be open to managing England ‘one day’, but whether he feels that the right time to leave Arsenal would be at the end of the season remains to be seen.
A lot may depend on how well the Gunners do this season, and a last-gasp 1-0 win at Burnley yesterday saw Wenger’s side move up to third in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Manchester City.