Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly been sounded out for the Bayern Munich job, should the German giants sack Niko Kovac.
According to German newspaper Bild, the Frenchman’s name has been discussed at the club as a potential replacement for Kovac, who has overseen a poor start to the season at the Allianz Arena.
The Croatian only took the reins from Juup Heynckes in the summer but the Bundesliga champions have endured an alarming slide. Currently sitting in fifth in the table, they have only won six of their 12 games so far.
The pressure is also considerably worse on Kovac as Bayern are now nine points behind Bundesliga frontrunners Borussia Dortmund. They dropped two points at the weekend as Fortuna Dusseldorf came from 3-1 down to ensure the points were shared.
Meanwhile, Wenger has been out of work since stepping aside for Unai Emery at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the 2017/18 season.
Bayern are immediately back in action on Tuesday evening as they do battle with Benfica in the UEFA Champions League. Despite their poor form, they are favourites to win the game with odds of 2/7 with Paddy Power, whilst Benfica can be backed at 9/1.