Arsene Wenger responds to Bayern Munich rumours and says he ‘misses’ coaching

first_imgThe former Arsenal manager did not distance himself from the vacant Bayern job (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not played down rumours linking him with the vacant manager’s post at Bayern Munich and admits he is keen to return to coaching after over a year out.The Bundesliga champions parted company with Niko Kovac following Bayern’s 5-1 defeat to Frankfurt on Saturday, a result that leaves them in fourth place in the table.Wenger is among a storied list of potential replacements which also includes the likes of Jose Mourinho, Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. Advertisement Advertisement Arsene Wenger responds to Bayern Munich rumours and says he ‘misses’ coaching Kovac was given his marching orders after a disappointing start to the season (Picture: Getty)While Ten Hag ruled out taking over Bayern midway through the season, Wenger – who has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in May 2018 – was a little more coy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if he’d be interested in the Bayern Munich job, Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘I came here to speak about the games and you start very strongly there, putting me straight under pressure!’Probed further on whether he misses management, he continued: ‘Of course! Coaching was my whole life until now and everybody who has coached will tell you the same.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You miss the intensity. There’s some things you miss a lot, and some things you don’t miss. So I enjoyed as well things I don’t miss too much.‘But on the other hand, winning football games, preparing a team for a game, developing players and getting satisfaction and shared emotions is something that you miss.Arsene Wenger asked whether he would be interested in the Bayern Munich job!#beINUCL #beINWenger #FCBayern— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 5, 2019center_img ‘So of course yes, I was responsible at 33 years of age and coached until 69 without interruption at top level. So that is 36 years without stopping.‘So on the other hand, even if I miss it, to get a little bit out of that pressure for a year was not too bad for me – people who know me well say I’m more relaxed, it’s true!’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 5:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link248Shareslast_img read more