Arsène Wenger is the favourite to take over from Niko Kovac as head coach of Bayern Munich, according to reports.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

On Monday, Wenger emerged as one of the contenders for the Bayern job following Kovac’s departure. Di Marzio’s Francesco Porzio reported that the former Arsenal boss was a ‘strong candidate’ for the job, but he admitted Wenger wasn’t the only option.

Others originally on Bayern’s shortlist were Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick. Ajax boss ten Hag ruled himself out of a mid-season change though, and BILD Sport’s Christian Falk claims Rangnick has now also turned down Bayern’s offer.

As a result, Falk says Wenger is ‘the absolute favourite’ for the job. The journalist previously wrote that the 70-year-old was willing to take over, though Sport Bild report he’s only hoping to commit to the club until the end of the season.

Wenger wouldn’t be drawn on questions about the Bayern job specifically during his punditry session with beIN SPORTS on Wednesday night, but he did respond “of course” when asked about the possibility of a return to coaching.

Perhaps we could be seeing a return to the sidelines for the ex-Arsenal boss very soon, along with a reunion between the manager and Serge Gnabry, as well as a tasty game against Tottenham Hotspur in December.

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