Wenger: I was never Bayern candidate

Arsene Wenger says Bayern Munich approached him, but he was not manager candidate

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he was approached for the vacant Bayern Munich head coach role but “was never a candidate”.

The Bundesliga champions are looking for a replacement for Niko Kovac, who was sacked following a 5-1 thrashing by Eintracht Frankfurt on November 3.

Sky in Germany suggested the 70-year-old Wenger had held initial conversations with Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge last week, before it was decided the Frenchman was not an option.

Speaking on beIN SPORTS, Wenger confirmed he was never in the race to take over at the club – despite previously stating talks would take place this week.