Bayern Munich set sights on Arsène Wenger as manager after Rangnick blow

Thursday, 07 Nov, 2019

The report adds that Wenger, who won three Premier League titles with Arsenal would be offered a contract until the end of the season.

The former Bundesliga manager is now head of sport and development at Red Bull.

Former Schalke and Red Bull Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick is now the frontrunner for the role, however, the 61-year-old is now contracted to Red Bull as their head of sport and development, overseeing several of the company's sporting organisations and it remains to be seen whether he will return to football management.

Arsene Wenger is set to speak to Bayern Munich about a return to management, sources have told ESPN FC. You miss the intensity.

Wenger is now 70 years old and it has been nearly 18 months since he left Arsenal after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.

Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick is not a contender to inherit the managerial reins at Bayern Munich, according to his agent Marc Kosicke. "We don't believe that what Ralf Rangnick is all about is now being sought by Bayern", Rangnick's manager Marc Kosicke told German daily Bild.

Last season, the 48-year-old Croatian became the first person to win the German league and cup double with Bayern as both a player and a coach. "And that's why it makes no sense to hold concrete talks".

Wenger has rejected a number of job offers since leaving Arsenal including a role with Federation Internationale de Football Association as technical director. "I enjoy the things I don't miss too much".

Indeed of the four on the short-list, the only one in work is Ajax chief Erik ten Hag.

Hans Flick, Joachim Low's former Germany assistant, will lead the team on an interim basis, beginning with the Champions League home match against Olympiacos on Wednesday.

"I coached from 33 years of age and I coached until 69 without interruption at a top level, 36 years without stopping, so even if I miss it, to get away from that pressure for a year was good for me".