Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is set to hold talks with Bayern Munich about the possibility of becoming their new coach.

Wenger, 70, has been linked with the job since Niko Kovac was sacked following a 5-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt which left Bayern fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Frenchman told beIN Sports he was called by Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon (November 6).

Rummenigge had previously said Wenger was “not being considered” for the role but the ex-Gunners boss looks to still be in the running.

‘We will talk next week’

Wenger told beIN Sports: “What happened? On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me.

“I could not answer at that moment and by politeness, I called him back. He was in his car going to the game against Olympiakos.

“We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me that they had assigned [Hansi] Flick to be the coach. He will manage the next two games because they will 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 to have some time to think about it.

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

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Arsenal fans will fondly recall Bayern’s 7-2 win over Tottenham in the Champions League at the beginning of October in which former Gunner Serge Gnabry scored four times.

Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in May 2018 after 22 years at the club where he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

It would be his first job in management since then.


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