Arsene Wenger has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Real Madrid job as he does not intend to return to management until next year.
The 69-year-old has been out of work since departing Arsenal at the end of last season, bringing to an end a 22-season stint in North London.
Wenger has been touted as a possible target for Madrid, who are seeking a new head coach following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui earlier this week.
However, speaking to talkSPORT at the launch of former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein's 'Twinning Project', the Frenchman reiterated that he will wait until 2019 before making his return to football.
"Look, I am not the Real Madrid manager, I am here today to support David Dein," he said. "Overall I don't know what I will do next year, but I will be back in football and back in sport.
"I have huge experience and a huge desire to share what I know about the game and what is important in the game with people who need it. Where? I don't know, but only in the New Year."