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Arsene Wenger set for Bayern Munich talks

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The former Arsenal manager says he will speak to the Bundesliga champions next week.

Arsene Wenger is set to speak to Bayern Munich over their vacant managerial post

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will talk to Bayern Munich over their vacant managerial post next week.

The Bundesliga giants are in search of a new boss after they sacked Niko Kovac.

Bayern’s executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had earlier said the club would not be pursuing Wenger, who has been out of work since he left Arsenal in 2018.

Arsene Wenger revealed he was called by Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Arsene Wenger revealed he was called by Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (John Walton/PA)

But the former Gunners manager, 70, told Bein Sports: “We decided together we will talk next week because I’m in Doha until Sunday. This is the true story.

“On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me. I could not answer and by politeness I called him back.

“He was in his car going to the game against Olympiakos. We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me they had assigned Hans-Dieter Flick to be the coach – he will manage the next two games.

Niko Kovac was dismissed by Bayern Munich after defeat to Frankfurt
Niko Kovac was dismissed by Bayern Munich after defeat to Frankfurt (Steven Paston/PA)

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“He [Rummenigge] asked me if I would be interested because they are looking for a coach. I told him I didn’t have any thoughts about it – it needs some time to have a think about it.”

Frenchman Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year spell in charge of Arsenal.

Kovac was dismissed earlier this week following Bayern Munich’s 5-1 Bundesliga defeat against Frankfurt.

The champions are fourth, four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach after 10 games.

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