Bayern Munich pull out of talks with Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger is pictured prior to the UEFA Europa League football between Belgrade (Crvena zvezda) and Arsenal, on October 19, 2017 in Belgrade.

Arsène Wenger has revealed that he is now considering the idea of becoming Bayern Munich's new manager after speaking with club director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The Bundesliga is used to being dominated by Bayern Munich, and when they haven't been on top, it's been Borussia Dortmund who won the title in 2010/11 and 2011/12, the last two times it wasn't Bayern to lift the trophy.

Wenger, 70, was believed to be the front-runner and called club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to express his desire to take over at the Allianz.

However, it was reported by Sport Bild that Rummenigge had told Wenger he was not under consideration after the Frenchman called him personally.

" We decided together we would talk next week because I am in Doha until Sunday night".

'On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me. "This is the true story", said Wenger.

Wenger wished Bayern "good luck" in finding a replacement for Kovac.

Ex-professional Hansi Flick will be looking after Bayern on an interim basis, and he guided them to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Olympiakos.

"I wish well to Bayern, which is actually at a turning point because [Uli] Hoeness, a key man for this club, is leaving".

"It seems that the future is uncertain" at Bayern, said Wenger who added that the German club had always been "very discreet and direct" in the past, "but today (they are) very exposed with rumours coming from everywhere".

Among other names linked to the job have been Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, and ex-RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick.



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