Arsene Wenger has said Bayern Munich Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called him to know if he is interested in coaching the team.
Concise News understands that the former Arsenal manager became one of the favourites to coach the German side after the sack of Niko Kovac.
According to Wenger, he was called by the Bayern top man who wanted to know if he would be interested in taking over the coaching role on a permanent basis.
“On Wednesday afternoon, [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge called me,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “I could not answer at that moment and out of politeness, I called him back. He was in his car to the game against Olympiacos.
“We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me that they’ve signed [Hans-Dieter] Flik to be the coach.
“He will manage the next two games, because they play Borussia Dortmund tomorrow [on Saturday].
“He asked me if I’d be interested because they are looking for a coach, I told him I didn’t have any thoughts about it. It needs some time to think about.”
The Frenchman added: “We decided together we will talk next week, because I’m in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story.
“I wish well to Bayern, which is actually at a turning point because [Uli] Hoeness, a key man for this club, is leaving.
“Rummenigge will leave in one year, it seems the future is uncertain.
“And this club which has always managed stuff by being very discreet and direct is today very exposed with rumours coming from everywhere.
“For myself, I wish good luck to Bayern and for me the situation is clear.”