Arsene Wenger to return to dugout to manage Saudi team against PSG

Arsene Wenger is set to return to the dugout as the coach for a Saudi Arabian super team as they take on PSG in the Riyadh Season Cup.

Wenger hasn't been seen on the touchline since he left Arsenal in 2018.

However, his first foray back into management will be to head up a Saudi side consisting of players from Al-Hilal SFC and Al-Nassr FC.

The Saudi Royal Court Advisor, Turki Alsheikh, tweeted: "The great international coach Arsene Wenger was signed to lead the stars of Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr against PSG in the cup."

The clash is scheduled for January 2022.

The news that Wenger will be leading the Saudi based side comes just days after Newcastle United's takeover.

Mike Ashley sold the Magpies to the PIF group, who are chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The takeover has drawn criticism, but the Premier League claim Newcastle have given them assurances KSA will not interfere.

"The Premier League has now received legally binding assurances that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control Newcastle United Football Club," the Premier League released in a statement.

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