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A report that Bayern Munich will hold a shock press conference on Friday has got fans speculating that Arsene Wenger could be appointed as their new manager.
Current boss Niko Kovac has overseen a poor start to the season by Bayern’s standards, losing two of their seven Bundesliga matches to sit sixth in the table, four points off leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Kovac, a former Bayern player, only took the job in the summer after leaving Eintracht Frankfurt, but there have been concerns that he isn’t up to the job of motivating Bayern’s ageing squad.
German publication Bild report that club president Uli Hoeness, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic will all attend the press conference, which is scheduled for 11am UK time.
The last time all three men held a joint press conference was to announce that Jupp Heynckes was returning as manager.
There has been fevered speculation around Wenger ever since he left Arsenal last summer, and he was asked about the situation at Bayern by Bild earlier this week.
“It’s important that Hoeness and Rummenigge organise the transition,” he said.
“I think the power should stay within ex-players. People like Philipp Lahm and Oliver Kahn, it’s important that they take over. Football lives within you. You don’t learn that at university.
“That’s not a topic for me. Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge trusted Niko Kovac and they have to hold on to him.”
But despite those comments seemingly backing the current boss, the rumours around the Frenchman have refused to go away.
And Arsenal fans have been speculating that he could be about to join a club that he frequently failed to get the better of when he was at the Emirates.