Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will hold talks with Bayern Munich for vacant managerial position of the Club.
Arsene Wenger remains in pole position to take over as Bayern Munich head coach and he has disclosed that talks with the the club will begin next week.
Wenger who has been out of job since leaving the Gunners said he was offered the job by Bayern’s Chief Franz Beckenbauer, after Niko Kovac was fired last Sunday.
“I don’t have any agent, I am the only one involved in this story. Nobody can talk on my behalf.
“I have known Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness for 40 years. The success of this club has been built on exceptional competency, honesty, discretion and simplicity. We always told the truth between all of us when it was necessary.
“What happened? My name came out from nowhere, without having anything with this.
“On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me, I could not answer at that moment, by politeness, I called him back. He was in his car going to the game against Olympiacos.
“We talked for four to five minutes maximum, and he told me they had assigned Flick to be the coach, he will manage the two next games, because they will play Dortmund tomorrow.
“He asked me if I would be interested because they are looking for a coach. I told him ‘I haven’t thought about it, I need some time to have a think about it’.
“We decided together we will talk next week because I am in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story.
“I wish well to Bayern who are actually at a turning point, because Hoeness, key man of this club, is leaving, Rummenigge will leave in one year, it seems that the future is uncertain, and this club which always managed stuff by being very discreet and direct, is today very exposed with rumours coming from everywhere.
“For myself, I wish good luck to Bayern and for me the situation is clear.” Wenger said.
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