The former Arsenal coach claimed he had no intention of taking over the coaching chair at Bayern Munich.
Arsene Wenger has revealed he will not be Bayern Munich’s coach and confirmed that he was approached by the defending champion of the Bundesliga last week.
Since Bayern Munich sacked coach Niko Kovac shortly after the 1-5 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this month, the former Arsenal boss has always been told the media will move to the Allianz Arena not only for his expertise but also for his good performance. However, to make things clearer, the 70-year-old strategist announced he would not take over “Gray Lobster” through Goal: “I am not involved in the work there. First of all, I have never been I was also approached but decided not to go to Bayern Munich”.
There are many doubts that he turned down the job because he chose a more suitable place to coach, but Wenger answered directly: “No, not necessarily so”.
Interim coach Hans-Dieter Flick led Bayern to victory against Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage and specifically helped the Bavarians crush Borussia Dortmund 4-0 over the weekend to return to the top 3 in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich is third with 21 points, 4 points behind Monchengladbach and the championship race for them is still intact.
In a statement, Mr. Wenger also wanted to return to the training: “Coaching is my whole life, everyone who does this feels the same way. We miss the football atmosphere. I’ve lived with me till now: the happiness after the victory, the pre-match anxiety, the emotions. I did this at 33 until I was 69 without a season off. It is such a great year”.
Since leaving the Emirates Stadium, Mr. Wenger has compensated for his stressful time with the days of enjoying life, resting with his family. Perhaps he will not return to football.