Ray Parlour: 'Arsene Wenger wouldn't suit the England job'

Parlour: 'Wenger isn't right for England'
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Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour believes that Arsene Wenger is a "club manager" and would not be suited to take over as England boss.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes that Arsene Wenger would not be the right choice to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager.

The Frenchman was drawn as a potential candidate for the Three Lions job after Sven-Goran Eriksson claimed that he would be a perfect manager for the national side.

Despite the vote of confidence, Parlour believes that the 61-year-old belongs within club football.

"Arsene Wenger could definitely do it, but I don't think it's up his street," talkSPORT quotes Parlour as saying. "Every single day he's on that training field, he's a club manager.

"He likes that day-to-day involvement in the club, a little bit like Sir Alex Ferguson, he's in that office at 7am every morning.

"I don't think he'd look at it and say, 'this is the challenge I really want'. He's a club manager."

Meanwhile, the Gunners boss has conceded that the Premier League title is out of reach after seven games.

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