Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is among the managers being billed to replace Niko Kovač at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
Kovac was sacked on Sunday after Bayern’s 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt with a series of names already being sprung around as his replacement.
Massimiliano Allegri tops the list of candidates to replace the 48-year-old at the Allianz Arena but who are the others?
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Having coached Bayern Munich's south side, the current Ajax manager is being considered as one of the favorites to land the job. He has done wonders in the Dutch team both domestically and in the European scene and recently refused to rule out a move back to Germany.
The problem will arise in his fee and Ajax willingness to let him go midway through their season.
Every other opportunity at any big club in Europe will attract the Mourinho name. One because he is amongst the best coaches in the world and two because he is currently jobless.
The Portuguese has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United under a year ago and admitted that he is already learning German as he warms up for a top job. He has constantly been linked with a return to Real Madrid with the latest links being with Arsenal.
His style of play might not be ingrained in Bayern’s notebook but they might be tempted by his glowing Cv.
Rannick remains one of the most sought after person after his wonders with RB Leipzig with Manchester United believed to be monitoring closely should they part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He has the Bundesliga experience and should not find it hard to adapt to a big club like Bayern but questions remain if he is willing to dump the sporting operation at his current station for the touchline.
One reason why many believe Kovac didn’t thrive at Bayern is that he lost the respect of players and this is something the board thinks Wenger can instill immediately after being at Arsenal for over 20 years.
His style of football is something that should thrill the Bavarian fans but the worry lies in his record in his later stages of his career at the Emirates.
Apart from Mourinho, Allegri is the other coach who is currently jobless after leaving Juventus in the summer. His dominance in Serie A should see him get employed by any other big team in Europe but worries linger in his record in the European scene which Bayern would want to dominate.
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