Bayern to Wenger: Thanks, But No Thanks
Bayern Munich have allegedly declined Arsene Wenger’s offer to take over as club boss following Niko Kovac’s sacking.
The Bavarians have been without a manager since last Saturday, 2 November, after Kovac was fired following their 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt – their worst Bundesliga loss in a decade.
According to a local publication, the 70-year-old Wenger contacted club chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, on Wednesday, 6 November, to express his interest in taking over the reigns.
A Bayern spokesperson explained: “Arsene Wenger called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon to make him aware of his interest in the job.”
They added: “Bayern appreciates Wenger’s work at Arsenal, but he is not being considered as coach.”
Hansi Flick – former assistant to Joachim Low of the German national team – was appointed as caretaker coach of Bayern.
Wenger has rejected a number of job offers, including a technical director position with FIFA, but being a soccer coach remains his top passion.