Bayern Munich aren’t interested in bringing in Sven Mislintat, despite the German’s impending departure from his role as Arsenal’s Head of Recruitment next month.

COLOGNE, GERMANY – JUNE 23: Sven Mislintat of the DFB Pro Licence Course 2010/2011 poses during the photocall at the Rheinenergie Stadium on June 23, 2010, in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Arsenal.com confirmed that Mislintat will leave the club on February 8th, 2019. They described the job he’d done in his year in North London as ‘truly outstanding’ and wished him well for the future.

Long before that, there had been plenty of rumours going around that Mislintat was on the way out. The most prominent story claimed Bayern Munich were ‘looking to capitalise’ by luring the 46-year-old back to his home country. However, it now appears that those claims weren’t accurate.

German outlet Sport Bild reports that whilst Bayern were previously considered as an interested party, their sources inform them the Bundesliga champions aren’t trying to hire Mislintat. Instead, the club will continue to rely on Marco Neppe as Head of the Scouting Department.

After he spent nine years with Borussia Dortmund and only ended up leaving over a dispute with Thomas Tuchel, it’s certainly a surprise to see Mislintat cutting ties with Arsenal so soon. It makes you wonder if he did have an offer from elsewhere, but he seemingly doesn’t from Bayern, at least.