Wenger to Manage Bayern: how true is the report?

Niko Kovac's future as Bayern boss is at stake, Arsene Wenger has emerged as his successor amid all speculations.


With rumours surrounding Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac being set for the exit door, the club has spiced the situation up by suddenly calling a press conference this Friday morning.

The Bundesliga giants appointed Kovac as their new coach this summer and the 47-year-old had a decent start to the season, securing seven victories. However, Bayern’s current form has become a matter of huge concern as the Bavarians have not won a single game out of four played since late November.

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As reported by BILD, the trio of club president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will be leading the conference. The press conference is scheduled for 11 AM(UK standard time). The last time this trio was involved together at a press conference was to announce the return of Jupp Heynckes as manager in 2017.

In a recent interview with BILD, Arsene Wenger was asked whether he is interested in succeeding Kovac. The ex-Arsenal boss backed Kovac and said, “It’s important that Hoeness and Rummenigge organize the transition.

“I think the power should stay within ex-players. People like Philipp Lahm and Oliver Kahn, it’s important that they take over. Football lives within you. You don’t learn that at a university.

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“[On whether he’s interested in the job] That’s not a topic for me. Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusted Niko Kovac and they have to hold on to him.”

Earlier this week in an interview with Sky Sports journalist Tate Macpherson, Wenger talked about his future plans and also mentioned a probable return date, he said “From my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are inquiries from all over the world. There are associations, national teams, it could be in Japan. I believe that I will start again on January 1st.”.

Raphael Honigstein, a reputed German journalist has reacted to the situation and said that Bayern’s board and coaching members will be present during the presser.

The Frenchman has already managed clubs in France, Japan, and England, but despite his experience, Germany will surely be a tough challenge. The fluidity and structural beauty of German football is quite appealing in nature, so is Bayern’s facilities and infrastructure.