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Arsene Wenger To Hold Talks With Bayern Munich Over Manager Job Next Week

Arsene Wenger To Hold Talks With Bayern Munich Over Manager Job Next Week

Arsene Wenger will hold talks with Bayern Munich next week about becoming their new manager.

The former Arsenal manager has been out of work since leaving the Gunners last summer, but could be about to make a return to football.

Wenger, 70, revealed on beIN Sports that he has already spoken to Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge about replacing the sacked Niko Kovac.

The Frenchman said: ""On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me. I could not answer at that moment and, by politeness, I called him back.

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"He was in his car going to the game against Olympiacos. We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me they had assigned Flick to be the coach and he will manage the next two games because they play Dortmund tomorrow.

"He asked me if I would be interested because they are looking for a coach. I told him I didn't have any thoughts about it. It needs some time to have a think about it.

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"We decided together we will talk next week because I am in Doha until Tuesday night. This is the true story."

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Reports in Germany claimed that Wenger was out of the running to be Bayern Munich's next boss, but those seem wide of the mark.

Niko Kovac was sacked by Bayern Munich after a 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt
Niko Kovac was sacked by Bayern Munich after a 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt

Kovac was sacked by the German giants after a 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt left Bayern in fourth place, four points off leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in on Saturday looking to build on their 2-0 win over Olympiacos in the Champions League midweek.

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If Wenger is appointed as Bayern manager, he will come up against Arsenal's rivals Tottenham in the Champions League in December.

Topics: Arsene Wenger, Bayern Munich

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible