Arsene Wenger shows off shredded physique on the beach as he prepares for talks with Bayern Munich
He is in talks to manage one of the biggest teams in world football, and it looks like Arsene Wenger is making the most of his freedom before taking on the job as he was spotted on a beach in Dubai.
The former Arsenal manager showed off an impressive physique for someone who has just turned 70, suggesting he is still looking after himself despite many thinking he would retire after leaving the Gunners last year.
And after sighting the Frenchman by the sea in Doha, a handful of fans took the opportunity to have a snap with the three-time Premier League winner.
Arsene Wenger poses with a fan on a Doha beach amid speculation linking him with Bayern
The in-shape Frenchman is happy to take pictures with another group of football fans
Wenger has been a free agent for nearly a year and a half, and has always hinted he would soon return to the game after a host of vacancies popped up, but has instead worked as a pundit for various TV and radio stations.
But it’s unlikely the 70-year-old will be able to soak up the sun on holidays for much longer, as he’s been heavily linked to the post at Bayern Munich after Niko Kovac was sacked last week.
Wenger has admitted he has held talks with the Bavarian club and spoke on the phone with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who he said asked if he was interested in the job.
He said he had told the supremo that he would ‘think about it’ as he was enjoying his holiday in Doha, but said he would think about it and get back to him after he returned.
Wenger has mainly been working as a pundit for a number of TV stations since leaving Arsenal
Niko Kovac was sacked by Bayern Munich after the team were thrashed 5-1 by Frankfurt
‘We decided together we will talk next week because I’m in Doha until Sunday. This is the true story,’ he said.
‘On Wednesday afternoon, Rummenigge called me. I could not answer and by politeness I called him back.
‘He was in his car going to the game against Olympiakos. We talked for four to five minutes maximum and he told me they had assigned [Hans-Dieter] Flick to be the coach – he will manage the next two games.
The Bavarian side are in need of new leadership with the team sitting fourth in the Bundesliga
‘He [Rummenigge] asked me if I would 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 have a think about it.’
Bayern sacked Kovac after a humiliating 5-1 loss to Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, leaving the German champions in fourth place and losing ground in the title race.
Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has also been linked to the hotseat at the Allianz Arena, but Hans Flick will remain in charge as caretaker for the next game against rivals Dortmund.
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