Arsene Wenger is to leave England’s Premier League team Arsenal at the end of this season, Bloomberg News reports.
“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season,” Wenger said in a statement.
The Frenchman has been manager at the historic London club for more than 21 years.
Arsenal said it would not be making any further comment on the selection process until an appointment is made.
Wenger has faced repeated calls to stand down from fan groups over a perceived failure to challenge for the league title. The club last won the competition in 2004.
Under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal went a record 49 consecutive top-flight league games unbeaten from May 2003 to October 2004, breaking Nottingham Forest’s previous record of 42 set between November 1977 & November 1978 under Brian Clough.