Arsène Wenger has come out as the leading candidate for the vacant Bayern Munchen head coach position. The Frenchman is apparently Bayern’s number 1 choice to lead the team until the rest of the season.
German specialist Ralf Rangnick has ruled himself out of the position, with his agent Mark Kosicke stating:
“No, Ralf Rangnick is not available. We do not believe that what Ralf Rangnick brings is currently being sought after by Bayern. And that’s why it makes no sense to hold concrete talks.”
Arsène Wenger is interested in the job
Meanwhile, Wenger refused to deny the links to the German giants. He even went further by saying he would be interested in taking over the job.
“You miss the intensity,” the Professor said.
“There’s some things you miss a lot and some things you don’t miss. Winning football games, preparing a team for a game, developing players and getting satisfaction and shared emotions is something that you miss.”
“I was responsible at 33 years of age and coached until 69 without interruption at the top level. That is 36 years without stopping. So on the other hand, even if I miss it, to get a little bit out of that pressure for a year was not too bad for me. People who know me well say I’m more relaxed.”
Wenger a short-term option
It’s expected that Bayern would start talks with Wenger this week, offering him a contract for the rest of the season.
For their long-term coach, media speculation is linking Thomas Tuchel, Erik ten Haag and Max Allegri with the current Bundesliga champions. Tuchel and ten Haag – currently managing PSG and Ajax have already denied the possibility of switching jobs mid-season, so Wenger looks like the perfect short-term option.
Wenger started his managing career back in 1984, managing French sides Nancy and Monaco. He then went on to become head coach of Japanese Nagoya Grampus, before taking charge or Arsenal where we could spend the next 22 years, winning 3 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups and 7 Community Shields.
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