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Arsene Wenger has eye on Bayern Munich role

Former Arsenal boss could be lining up a swansong in Germany with the struggling Bundesliga giants

Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich?

The former Arsenal boss is being lined up to take over at Bayern Munich, claims the Daily Telegraph. According to the paper, the 69-year-old Frenchman has “an eye on the Bayern post” and the board of the German giants are considering Wenger as a “successor to Niko Kovac”.

The Croatian has struggled to live up to expectations since replacing Jupp Heynckes in the summer and last weekend’s 3-3 draw with lowly Fortuna was a further blow to his credibility. The reigning German champions blew up a 3-1 lead and the result leaves them in fifth position, nine points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. It’s their worst start to a league campaign since the 1994/1995 season and a change is required, according to the German media.

Finished with England

Since being forced out of Arsenal at the end of last season, Wenger has kept a relatively low profile, but the Telegraph claims he “rejected the chance of making a comeback with Premier League strugglers Fulham” because he couldn’t countenance managing an English club after 22 years at Arsenal.

The Daily Express says that Wenger has turned down consultancy offers from several clubs because he’s “keen on managing one of Europe’s elite clubs so he can end his legendary career with more silverware”. However, says the paper, his isn’t the only name being discussed by the Bayern board. Wenger’s age and Arsenal’s rejuvenation since his departure may count against him.

Big Experience

On the plus side, Wenger’s experience and the fact that he speaks fluent German may persuade Bayern to appoint him. The Frenchman recently said he would be back in the game in the new year. “I believe that [I’ll] start again on 1 January,” he said. “Thanks to my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world.”

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