Bayern Munich may turn to Arsene Wenger after Ralf Rangnick's agent suggested he was not interested in becoming the club's head coach.
Ralf Rangnick is unlikely to be Bayern Munich's new head coach after his agent suggested the Bundesliga champions were seeking a man with different qualities.
Rangnick was the early frontrunner for the vacancy following the departure of Niko Kovac on Sunday, a day after Bayern were thrashed 5-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt - their heaviest top-flight defeat since April 2009.
Hansi Flick will take the reins on an interim basis for Wednesday's Champions League home meeting with Olympiacos and the visit of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with president Uli Hoeness hoping to have a clear idea on 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."
Rangnick's 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.
Massimiliano Allegri is also a reported target following his successful spell at Juventus.
Bayern sit fourth in the Bundesliga, four points adrift of leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, but can book a place in the last 16 of the Champions League by defeating Olympiacos.