Arsene Wenger could be announced as the new manager of German side, Bayern Munich. The announcement is said to take place this Friday and will be led by President Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The last emergency press conference held by the club was when it announced Jupp Heynckes’s return as manager.
Niko Kovac was appointed as their new manager in the summer but recent poor run of form has raised questions about his continual stay.
Draws against Augsburg, Ajax and comprehensive defeats at the hands of Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach called for urgent action.
Le Parisien reports that Kovac is set for the exit door, with Arsene Wenger or Zinedine Zidane to be announced as new manager.
Few days ago, Arsene Wenger revealed that he will resume management duties at the start of January 2019. The former Arsenal manager who retired early this year however failed to state his destination. Speaking to Bild, he said
“I believe that [I’ll] start again on January 1.
“I don’t know yet [where I’m headed]. I am rested, and I am ready to work again.
“There are associations, national teams; it could be also [in] Japan.
“Thanks to my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world.”
A French newspaper claims Wenger is interested in taking over from Kovac at Bayern but the Frenchman played down speculation linking him with the job.
“It’s important that Hoeness and Rummenigge organise the transition,” Wenger told Bild earlier this week.
“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 university.”
Asked if the Bayern job interests him, Wenger replied, ‘That’s not a topic for me. Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusted Niko Kovac and they have to hold on to him.”