Arsène Wenger has contradicted the presentation of FC Bayern regarding a possible commitment as a coach at the German football champions record. Not he had offered in Munich, but he was called by Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said the Frenchman to the TV channel "BeIN Sports". "He asked me if I was interested in looking for a coach," said the 70-year-old, who marked an era at Arsenal in London.
The Bayern had informed the "Bild" newspaper on Thursday, Wenger had called Rummenigge and inquired about the coach job. The Alsatian was "not an option" in the search for a successor to Niko Kovac.Wenger: "This is the true story" "This is a surprising story," said Wenger and reported on the call from Rummenigge, which he initially did not have can take. "Out of courtesy" he then called back and "maximum four to five minutes" talked to the Bayern CEO. "I told him that I did not think about it and that it takes some time, so we decided to call again next week … (…) That's the real story" Separated from Kovac last Sunday by mutual agreement. In the meantime assistant coach Hansi Flick has taken over the team, the former assistant of coach Joachim Löw will also sit in the top match against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The statement by Arsène Wenger in the wording: "It is good that I tell the story It can be a surprising story, first of all, I have no agent, I am the only one involved in this story, nobody can speak for me, second, I have known Beckenbauer, Rummenigge and Hoeneß for 40 years This club rests on exceptional competence, honesty, discretion and clarity, we have always told each other the truth when needed, what happened, my name came out of nowhere, I had nothing to do with it, Wednesday afternoon has Called Rummenigge, I could not answer the phone call and I called back politely, as he was on his way to play Olympiak os We talked for a maximum of four to five minutes and he told me that they installed Flick as a trainer for the next two games. He asked me if I'm interested because they are looking for a coach. I told him that I did not worry about that and needed time to think about it. We decided together to call again next week because I'm in Doha until Sunday. That's the true story. I wish Bavaria all the best. For me, the situation is clear. "