ARSENE WENGER has “turned down” the Bayern Munich job, according to his regular employer BeIN Sports despite the Frenchman confirming talks with the German giants will take place next week.
The broadcaster released a video on Friday night in which Wenger revealed he will discuss the vacant manager’s role with Bayern chief Uli Hoeness.
But the Qatar based outlet appear to have done a U-turn with a tweet posted this morning.
With a quote pulled from Friday’s video, BeIN Sports’ account posted an image of Wenger under the heading: “Wenger turns down Bayern.”
And the quote read: “I wish good luck for Bayern, and for me the situation is settled.”
But the words could be viewed as misleading – as it appears Wenger only meant the situation is settled for now.
“I could not answer at that moment and out of politeness I called him back. He was driving to the Olympiakos game.
“We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me that they’ve signed [Hans-Dieter] Flik to be the coach.
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“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.
“We decided together we will talk next week, because I’m in Doha until Sunday night. This is the true story.”
Wenger spent 22 years in North London, winning three Premier League titles and the FA Cup seven times – the most in the competition’s history.
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