Arsene Wenger never a Bayern candidate despite early conversations

November 11, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that he was never a candidate to take over at Bayern Munich despite early conversations having taken place.

Following the sacking of former boss Niko Kovac, the Frenchman was installed as one of the favourites to take over at the Allianz Arena, with reports previously suggesting that he could be set to take over on an interim basis. However, despite confirming that initial talks had taken place, Wenger confirmed that he was never in the running to be installed as manager.

Speaking to BeinSports, he said: “First of all, I was never a candidate, I was approached but not in the running for the job.

“That is clear and definite, but it does not necessarily mean I am done with management.”

Wenger has been out of management since leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018. He has been linked with a host of vacant jobs within football but is yet to return to the game in a managerial capacity.

Meanwhile, Bayern caretaker manager Hansi Flick has done a stellar job in charge of the club so far. They have beaten Olympiakos 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League, before racking up a comprehensive 4-0 thumping of rivals Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker.

The 54-year-old is the favourite with the bookies to be appointed permanent manager at odds of 1/7 with Paddy Power.

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