Ralf Rangnick is no going to be available to replace Niko Kovac as Bayern Munich’s new head coach as his agent suggested the Bundesliga champions were seeking a man with different qualities.
Rangnick was the early front runner for the vacancy following Niko Kovac’s exit on Sunday, a day after Eintracht Frankfurt thrashed Bayern 5-1-their worst top-flight loss since April 2009.
Hansi Flick will take over on an interim basis for Wednesday’s Champions League home clash with Olympiacos and Borussia Dortmund’s visit on Saturday, with Chairman Uli Hoeness aiming to get a clear picture of how the club will proceed by the end of the international break.
But it seems Rangnick, the head of sport and development at Red Bull, will not be a candidate.
His agent Marc Kosicke told Bild: “Ralf Rangnick is not available.
“We do not believe that what Ralf Rangnick brings is currently what is being sought by Bayern. And that’s why it makes no sense to hold concrete talks.”
His rejection could potentially pave the way for Arsene Wenger to move to the Allianz Arena on a deal until the end of the season.
The former Arsenal boss has indicated he would be interested in a move to Germany and could fit the bill on a short-term basis.
Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is also a reported target following his successful spell at the Serie A club.
Meanwhile, Bayern are currently sitting fourth in the Bundesliga, four points adrift of leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, but can book a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a victory over Olympiacos.