French League giants Lyon are reportedly close to naming Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger as their new manager after the exit of Brazilian boss Sylvinho.
The club are currently 14th on the Ligue 1 table with nine points after nine matches – just one point above Dijon and Metz, who are 19th and 20th after the same number of games.
Despite their bright start in the Champions League winning one and drawing the second, Lyon are struggling in the domestic league, wjust two of their first nine matches before the FIFA international break, and the club officials had to sack the 45-year-old in a bid to get their campaign back on track.
Lyon are 12 points behind table toppers Paris Saint Germain, but will hope they can cut the lead as soon as they solve their managerial issues.
The Parc Olympique Lyonnais outfit are now hoping they can secure the services of the three time Premier League winning coach as reported by SunSport quoting Le Parisien.
Wenger has been out of job since he left the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2018 – after a career span of 22 years at the club.