Confirmed: Wenger offered the Bayern Munich job!

9.11.2019.  

It's happening! Arsene Wenger has received an official offer from Bayern Munich to be their next manager! The Frenchman has been without a job since leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after 22 years at the club. In the meantime, he has been working as a TV pundit for beIN Sports, and it was exactly this company that confirmed that Wenger received an offer from the Bavarians!


The Frenchman took to the media company to cast light on the story speaking about his relationship with Bayern's executives. Karl Heinz Rummenige, Uli Hoenes, and Frank Beckenbauer.


"It's nice to let me explain the story because it is a surprising story. First of all, I don't have an agent. I'm the only one involved in this story. Nobody can talk on my behalf. Second of all, I've known Beckenbauer, Rummenige, and Hoenes for 40 years. The success of this club has been built on its exceptional competence, honesty, discretion, and simplicity. We always told the truth between all of us when it was necessary," Wenger set the scene.


The tactician, who is fluent in German, has explained how the offer was received in great detail.


"What happened? My name came out of nowhere, without having anything to do with this. 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," said Wenger.


The former Arsenal man spoke further on how Rummenige and he arranged a meeting to discuss the details.


"He 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. We decided together we will talk next week because I'm in Doha until Sunday. This is the true story," said Wenger.



Many are expecting that Bayern will offer Wenger a contract only to the end of this season, as they most likely plan to sign Erik ten Haag from Ajax in the summer. With that in mind, it doesn't seem unlikely that Wenger would try to stay at Bayern in a different position, which puts his following words into an interesting context.


"I think Bayern is actually at a turning point, because Hoeness, a 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," said Wenger somewhat ironically, as he did disclose that he was offered the job, which rarely happens.



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