Outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been on the receiving end of a deluge of compliments of late but the French tactician has returned the favour by, somewhat surprisingly, speaking fondly of a country he has never visited-India.
"The advice I would give to him is to give his best and respect the values of the club", he added.
The 68-year-old claimed that audiences were down for midweek Champions League ties, and a move to glamour European fixtures on weekends under a new format would be attractive.
A domestic league will certainly play Tuesday and Wednesday. "And now, you look at the modern development, India is really booming". First of all, to share money between the big clubs and small clubs will become a problem. Why?
"Why at weekends? Because the Champions League doesn't sell well any more".
Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.
You have 12 minutes to name as many as you can, based on their total league goals against Wenger's Arsenal and the clubs they've scored them for.
"If the European League comes, all the leagues will be smaller".
"We live in a society where people want quick change and that has changed in recent years".
A source close to Yahoo Sport revealed, "He knows he needs a fresh experience, but he's not the guy who wants to go to England without a real chance to win".
Wenger was in unusually reflective mood as he prepared for the final match of his Arsenal tenure at Huddersfield Town tomorrow. The end of the Frenchman's reign will bring a different outlook to the club after 22 long years with the Arsenal faithful eager for a breath of fresh air at the Emirates Stadium.
"I believe I had an impact on the club as a whole because the club is in a strong position, it has a new stadium, a new training ground and new players", Wenger said.