Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been without a managerial job ever since leaving the Emirates in 2018, and has most recently been touted to take over as Bayern Munich boss.
The Frenchman had been in the running to replace Niko Kovac, after the former Bayern midfielder was sacked as the club’s coach following a 5-1 pummelling at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt in early November.
While Bayern have responded positively, beating Olympiacos 2-0 before thrashing Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in the first Klassiker of the season, the hunt for a new manager is well under way.
Wenger had initially revealed he had spoken to Bayern president
However, despite recent speculation surrounding the possibility of a Wenger takeover, the 70-year-old has spoken out again (to beIN, via Get French Football News), stating:
The ex-Monaco boss was then asked if that quashed any possibility of a return to management, to which Wenger responded: “No, not necessarily.”
Whilst the ambiguity surrounding who will be Bayern’s next boss continues, one thing that’s clear is that a decision on a new manager is required. Hansi Flick is currently leading the club as interim manager.
Following the international break, Bayern travel to the Esprit Arena to face Fortuna Düsseldorf before a tough fixture against Hoffenheim at the Rhein-Neckar Arena a week later.