Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger dismisses reports Bayern Munich rejected him for manager’s job

Arsene Wenger has revealed he will speak to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge regarding the manager’s job next week.

Bayern are on the lookout for a new boss having sacked Niko Kovac last weekend.

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Hans-Dieter Flick is in temporary charge having overseen Bayern’s Champions League triumph over Olympiakos on Wednesday

Flick will also be the boss for their Bundesliga clash at home to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Wenger, who has been out of the game since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season, was heavily linked with the post.

However, reports ruled the Frenchman out after he was said to have called Rummenigge to let his interest be known.

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It was thought Rummenigge rejected Wenger’s advances for the job

But Wenger has rubbished these claims but kept his card close to his chest when asked whether he would be interested in becoming Bayern boss.

He told beIN Sports: “First of all, I don’t have any agent. I am the only one involved in this story.

“Nobody can talk on my behalf.

“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 at that moment and out of politeness I called him back.

“He was in his car going to the Olympiakos match.

“We talked for four to five minutes and he told me they had signed Flick to be the coach. He will manage for the next two 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 didn’t have any thoughts about it. I needs some time to have a think about it.

“We decided together we would talk next week because I am in Doha until Sunday night. THIS is the true story.”

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