Arsene Wenger confirms he will hold talks with Bayern Munich next week


Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will hold talks with Bayern Munich over the vacant manager position next week.

The Frenchman has also cleared up rumours that suggested he was turned down by the club earlier this week. 

"On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me," Wenger told beIN Sport.

"I could not answer at that moment and out of politeness, I called him back. He was driving to the Olympiacos game.

"We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me that they've signed [Hans-Dieter] Flik to be the coach.

"He will manage the next two games because they play Borussia Dortmund [on Saturday].

"He asked me if I'd be interested because they are looking for a coach, I told him I didn't have any thoughts about it. I need some time to think about."

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

Check out the clip from beIN Sport below: 

Very interesting indeed. It's the latest in a long line of updates about Bayern's search for a new manager - but this one has come from Wenger himself. 

GIVEMESPORT'S Ollie Browning says:

We've heard a lot about Wenger and Bayern this week. The 'on-again, off-again' chat has made the whole situation very interesting as well. 

Given that Wenger has now confirmed he'll hold talks with the German club, it seems almost inevitable he'll be in the dugout soon. 

Wenger could be in the Bayern dugout soon

But we're not sure how long he will be there for. 

There's a case to suggest the ex-Arsenal boss would be the perfect man to steady the ship, given how calm and composed his temperament is. 

But can he take Bayern to the next level and put them back in contention to win Champions Leagues? 

Wenger might not be the right man to take Bayern to the next level

I'm not sure - and perhaps the club hierarchy isn't either. 

Therefore, bringing Wenger in on a short-term deal before re-assessing next summer seems logical, but will the Frenchman want to sign such a deal? Only time will tell.

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