Arsène Wenger Reveals the Truth Behind Rumours Linking Him With Bayern Munich

Ross Houston
November 9, 2019

Arsene Wenger is out of the race to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich, according to Sky in Germany.

The Bundesliga is used to being dominated by Bayern Munich, and when they haven't been on top, it's been Borussia Dortmund who won the title in 2010/11 and 2011/12, the last two times it wasn't Bayern to lift the trophy.

"The question of the new coach will be resolved before the game against Fortuna Dusseldorf on November 23", club president Uli Hoeness said this week, taking advantage of the global break.

The club confirmed the discussion to German outlet Bild, saying: "Arsene Wenger called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and signalled his fundamental interest in the position at Bayern".

Though, despite suggestions that Bayern have rejected the chance to sign him up, Wenger says more contact is scheduled next week.

"I could not answer at that moment and out of politeness I called him back".

"We decided together we will talk next week, because I'm in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story", said Wenger.

"I'm only interested in beating Dortmund, I accepted the challenge that Bayern proposed and now the club will decide", the coach explained.

This was not the "discreet" Bayern he refers to, but one he fears may further lose their identity when Hoeness and then Rummenigge depart. "Rummenigge will leave in one year, it seems that the future is uncertain, and this club, which has always managed things by being discrete and direct, is now exposed to rumours coming from everywhere".

"For myself, I wish good luck to Bayern and for me the situation is clear", Wenger told beIN Sports.

Among other names linked to the job have been Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, and ex-RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick.

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