Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wants to eliminate the irritations surrounding the cancellation of FC Bayern Munchen to coach Arsene Wenger as soon as possible in a personal conversation with the Frenchman. "I have no interest in having stress with him," said the chief executive of the German football champion and said after the Munich 4-0 against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night in the Bundesliga top match.
"Maybe we misunderstood somehow," said Rummenigge. The conversation took place in German, which Wenger speaks perfectly as Alsatian. "I have tremendous respect for Arsene. I know him for over 30 years. I have no problem with him at all. We will certainly call each other in the not too distant future and clear things up, "said Rummenigge.
Wenger had previously contradicted him representation of Bayern with respect to a possible involvement with Bayern. He had not offered himself in Munich, but he had been called by Rummenigge, said the Frenchman to the TV channel beIN Sports. "He asked me if I was interested in looking for a coach," said Wenger, who had marked an era at Arsenal FC in London. On the other hand, Bayern announced on Thursday via "Bild" newspaper that Wenger had called Rummenigge and inquired about the coaching job. The Alsatian was "not an option" in the search for a successor to Niko Kovac.
"That's a startling story," countered Wenger. "Out of courtesy," he recalled Rummenigge and talked "with the head of the Munich company" for a maximum of four to five minutes. "I told him that I did not think about it and that it takes a little time. We decided together to call again next week. "That was" the true story ".
Bayern President Uli Hoeneb contributed nothing to the actual correct version. "In this story, I was not involved at all, and not from A to Z," Hoeneb said on Saturday night on ZDF. To really know what happened, you have to "confront" Rummenigge and Wenger. But that was not his job, Hoeness said.
Rummenigge meanwhile strikes scorer Robert Lewandowski after 16 goals on the first eleven matchdays to outdo Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season. "It does not get any better," said Rummenigge after the 4: 0 of Bayern against Dortmund to the shape of 31-year-old Poland, who met twice on Saturday night.
"I thought this record by Gerd Muller is for eternity. But I think Robert is the first one who can really get into the frontiers, that he can manage to put the Gerd Muller record at risk, "said Rummenigge. The legendary "Bomber" Muller had reached the record mark in the 1971/72 season.
Against the BVB Lewandowski became already the first player ever, who could meet in eleven Bundesliga match days one after the other. "It's amazing that he scores one to three goals in each game meanwhile. And in a quality, in front of which you can only pull the hat, "said the former top striker Rummenigge.