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Report: Bayern Want Wenger To Replace Under-Fire Coach

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly the favourite to replace Niko Kovac should the under-fire Bayern Munich boss be sacked.

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Bayern experienced yet another setback on Saturday, when promoted side Fortuna Dusseldorf left the Allianz Arena with a point despite twice trailing by two goals.

Striker Dodi Lukebakio, who became the first Bundesliga player to net a hat-trick against Bayern since 2001, scored Dusseldorf's third and final goal in the 93rd minute to seal a point and put more pressure on Bayern boss Kovac following the 3-3 draw.

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The defending champions, now in fifth position, have fallen nine points behind log leaders Borussia Dortmund, and have conceded 17 goals this season – as many as during the whole of Pep Guardiola's final campaign in charge of the club, in 2015/16.

As a consequence, Bayern's bosses are reportedly considering sacking Kovac, despite backing him publicly so far. German publication Bild has reported that the Bavarians are seriously considering bringing in Wenger should they run out of patience with the Croatian tactician.

Uli Hoeness and his management apparently team believe that Wenger, who can speak German fluently, would be the perfect candidate to work with the egos in the dressing room after dealing with the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann and Mesut Ozil during his 22-year stint at Arsenal.

Wenger himself recently stated that he will return to management from 1 January 2019, but it now looks like he could have a new job sooner rather than later.

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Kovac will have a chance to turn his fortunes around when Bayern host Benfica in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

Do you think Wenger would be a good coach for Bayern? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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