Arsène Wenger is seemingly not set to become the head coach of Bayern Munich, though exactly why that is depends on which source you believe.
Earlier this week, we covered reports from various sources that Wenger was the favourite for the Bayern job vacated by Niko Kovac, after making their original shortlist and other candidates on the list pulling out.
The deal reportedly fell through after our last post, but the reason why is up for debate.
According to Christian Falk of Sport BILD, Wenger was interested in the job, but Bayern said no to him after a conversation with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Meanwhile, ESPN report that Wenger wouldn’t accept a short-term contract until the end of the season, which is what Bayern were offering. ESPN sources claim this was the sticking point.
It’s possible there’s some truth from both sides, with Bayern pulling out of negotiations after Wenger refused to accept their terms. The end result is the same, that Bayern’s search for a new boss continues, as does the wait for Wenger to return to management.
Perhaps it’s for the best. Arsenal and Bayern haven’t always had the friendliest of relationships, particularly when it comes to Mesut Özil and the Bayern hierarchy. At least now Gunners fans don’t have to wish the German club well for Wenger’s sake!