Arsene Wenger ‘Absolute Favourite’ for Bayern Munich Job as Ralf Rangnick Declines Role
Arsene Wenger has become the overwhelming favourite to become the new manager of Bayern Munich, according to Bild.
The former Arsenal boss has previously revealed his interest in taking over from Niko Kovac.
After Ralf Rangnick reportedly rejected the chance to become the new Bayern manager, Wenger is now the “absolute favourite”, added Bild’s Head of Football, Christian Falk.
Bayern have been looking for a new manager since they sacked Kovac earlier this month.
Rangnick was the frontrunner to take the job in Bavaria, as the 61-year-old has huge experience managing clubs in the Bundesliga.
But, he’s under contract at New York Red Bull, as the club’s head of sport and development.
The former Schalke and RB Leipzig boss was almost offered the job at the end of last season.
But, Bayern reportedly chose to keep faith in Kovac for another year.
Wenger had already been tipped to take the job until the end of the season, after an 18-month spell out of work.
The former Gunners manager is highly thought of at Bayern, and he also speaks fluent German.
Wenger would also offer the club much-needed experience, after Kovac’s disappointing period in charge.
Kovac had only previously managed Eintracht Frankfurt before becoming Bayern Munich manager.
Kovac admitted it was the right decision for him to leave Bayern, after the Bundesliga champions lost 5-1 at Frankfurt on Saturday.
Jerome Boateng was sent off for Bayern in the ninth-minute, and the team ultimately crumbled to concede give goals.
The club now lie in fourth place in the Bundesliga, four points behind current leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
Their next league match is a crucial match against long-term rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (5.30pm).
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