Arsene Wenger is out of the race to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich, according to Sky in Germany.
The 70-year-old was reported to be on Bayern`s wanted list as they look for a replacement for Niko Kovac, who was sacked following the 5-1 thrashing by Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, it is understood Wenger - who has been out of football since leaving Arsenal in May 2018 - will not become the new head coach of the German champions.
Wenger spoke to Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the phone on Wednesday, but after an initial conversation, it was decided the Frenchman was no longer an option for the role.
Bayern are unlikely to make a decision before Saturday`s Bundesliga clash against title rivals Borussia Dortmund, but Sky in Germany understands there could be developments from Sunday onwards.