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Bayern Denies ex-Arsenal boss Wenger for Manager's Post


Mahmoud Al Assal

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:28 GMT

Bayern Munimanager'surned down an approach from Arsene Wenger to take over the vacant manager's position following the sacking of Niko Kovac, the German champions said on Thursday November 7th.

Wenger called Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon to inform him that the French football manager is interested in the job.

"Bayern appreciates Wenger's work at Arsenal, but he is not being considered as coach", a Bayern spokesperson said, according to AFP.

Bayern Munich terminated the contract of Kovac on November 3rd after the team's poor run in the German Bundesliga, including the 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The club's management hired assistant coach Hansi Flick as interim manager until signing a new coach.

Flick has taken over as interim coach as Bayern search for a more permanent replacement, with club president Uli Hoeness saying on Tuesday they expected to name Kovac's successor by November 23rd.

More familiar names, who are all currently without a club, like Ajax coach Erik ten Hag, Massimiliano Allegri, and Jose Mourinho, are among the candidates for the job.