Arsene Wenger rejected short-term contract offer from Bayern Munich

first_imgWenger was keen on the Bayern job (Picture: Getty)Talks between Arsene Wenger and Bayern Munich broke down when the Frenchman made it clear he would not sign a short-term contract, according to reports.Bayern are without a manager after sacking Niko Kovac and have been linked with a host of top coaches, including former Arsenal boss Wenger.Ralf Rangnick has already rejected Bayern and Wenger became the latest name struck off the German’s applicants list on Thursday.ESPN claim there were discussions with Wenger and the club confirmed Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke to the 70-year-old on the phone on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryFriday 8 Nov 2019 7:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Wenger wants to take on a long-term project (Picture: Getty)Bayern appointed Hansi Flick as caretaker boss and are considering their options after Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, and ex-RB Leipzig manager Rangnick ruled themselves out of the running.Xabi Alonso is another option, with the Spaniard managing Real Sociedad B and a former Bayern player.MORE: Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in JanuaryMORE: Barcelona considering move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bayern named Flick as interim coach (Picture: Getty)Bayern told Bild: ‘Arsene Wenger called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and signalled his fundamental interest in the position at Bayern.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘FC Bayern highly value Arsene Wenger’s work at Arsenal, but he is not an option to become head coach at FC Bayern.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe main issue was Wenger was not interested in any offer that would see him only take charge until the end of the season.Bayern are wary about appointing a long-term successor so quickly and want a coach to take over for the rest of the campaign.Wenger wants to take on a new project and made that clear to Bayern after their opening offer, which prompted the club their interest. Arsene Wenger rejected short-term contract offer from Bayern Munichcenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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