The 70-year-old called Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rumenigge to express his interest in the vacant manager job, according to German publication Bild.
The club confirmed the discussion to German outlet Bild, saying: “Arsene Wenger called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon and signaled his fundamental interest in the position at Bayern. FC Bayern highly values Arsene Wenger’s work at Arsenal, but he is not an option to become head coach at FC Bayern.”
Speculation on Wenger’s Interest in Bayern Job
The Bundesliga club were said to be looking at a deal to bring the Frenchman to the Allianz Arena until the end of the season, with the special one, Jose Mourinho and former Juventus boss Max Allegri another name in the frame. Wenger is also considering a job offer from Fifa, but any such role would not prevent him from completing a return to management.
It is speculated that there might be disagreement over period of contract among other possible reasons. Wenger would not accept a short-term contract until the end of the season, which Bayern was looking for.
He said: “I have not decided yet if I will go back on the pitch or not. I am quite happy with what I do. I miss the pitch as well, so it is a difficult decision for me at the moment. I will make that decision in the coming days or the coming week.”
Wenger, who once was close to joining the Bundesliga champion, in his coaching career, has been working as an expert for beIN Sports and was in the studio to analyze Bayern Munich’s Champions League performance against Olympiakos on Wednesday night.