Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reiterated his desire to manage next season as he believes “retirement is dying” for people of his age.
Wenger, 67, has been criticised by some fans after the Gunners slipped to sixth in the Premier League following four defeats in their past five games.
A 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League added to the pressure on the Frenchman.
But Wenger, who has been at Arsenal since 1996, said: “I will not retire.”
His contract expires at the end of the season but the club has offered a new two-year deal. Wenger has said he will make a decision on his future “very soon”.
“Retiring is for young people,” said Wenger, speaking before Sunday’s league match at home to Manchester City.
“For old people retirement is dying. I still watch every football game. I find it interesting.”