Arsene Wenger emphatically dismissed the topic of taking over at Bayern Munich in a recent interview, insisting that the Bayern hierarchy have made their choice already.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Wenger discussed the media links between him and the Bundesliga club. In a rare turn of events, Bayern are currently not top of the table in Germany, instead, they sit in third. They also drew a game in the Champions League.
This has been framed as a crisis and manager Niko Kovac has come under pressure as a result. However, Wenger argued that Bayern have to stick by their current boss.
“That (managing Bayern) is not a topic for me,” he said. “Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusted Niko Kovač and they have to hold on to him.”
Given Hoeneß, Rummenigge and the rest called a press conference to whine about how harshly the media are treating their players this week, it seems they also intend to stick by the current boss.
Wenger would be better off setting his sights on Real Madrid if he wants a job at a top European club. Madrid’s start to the season has been even worse than Bayern’s and, unlike the German side, they’re showing no signs of improvement.
It all spiralled out of control after defeat to Sevilla in late September. That was followed by a draw in the Madrid derby, another loss to CSKA Moscow, then embarrassing further defeats to Alaves and Levante. Perhaps worst of all, Marcelo’s goal in that Levante match was the side’s only goal in that run of five games.
Wenger certainly knows how to get a team scoring goals, so he could be an intelligent appointment by the side from the Spanish capital. We’ll see what happens.