Arsène Wenger says he is not planning on writing a book - but will not rule it out completely.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography has dominated the headlines this week following a series of revelations.
It is huge what he has achieved, but it is difficult for me to answer anything on the book because I have not read it
Wenger has not read what the Scot has had to say, but insists he is well within his rights to detail his lengthy career.
“The past is history and history has to be written,” he said. “In France we say it is not only important to make history, but also to write the history. It is good.
“It is a legacy of his career. I think that is important, especially in England where he was a manager at Manchester United for 27 years. It is huge what he has achieved, but it is difficult for me to answer anything on the book because I have not read it.
“No [I have no plans to write a book]. Well, I say no at the moment - maybe one day I will be inspired to do that, but at the moment I do not. I do not say never, but at the moment I do not have that need at all.”
Ferguson suggested Wenger has “shown his soft side” in the transfer market in recent years, but the boss laughed it off.
“Do I have a soft side? Yes, of course - I just try to buy good players,” he said.
“Sometimes the more technical players are not the biggest tacklers, but if they have both I am very happy with it.
“Yes, compared to my start at Arsenal, we have gone a little bit for a different type of players, but that was more coincidence than planned.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 25 Oct 2013