Bayern Munich have reportedly ruled Arsene Wenger out of the race to become the new manager following Niko Kovac’s farewell
The 70-year-old Frenchman held talks with the Bavarians chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge over the phone on Wednesday, but he received a negative response eventually.
After a disastrous 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt last week, the reigning Bundesliga holders fired Kovac and have been exploring several options to fill the vacancy ever since.
One of the viable candidates to replace the Croat was the former Arsenal boss, but according to Sky Sports, he was deemed inadequate by the Bayern hierarchy.
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has emerged as Bayern’s first choice, but the Dutchman has already announced that he will stay in Amsterdam until the end of the season.
Therefore, the German heavyweights will have to find a temporary solution, although it is unlikely to happen before their weekend’s massive showdown against Borussia Dortmund.
For the time being, Hansi Flick, who led Bayern to a 2-0 home win over Olympiacos that clinched them a place in the Champions Leauge knockout stage, will remain in charge.