Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer said Dutchman Frank Rijkaard is a possible candidate as future coach of the German outfit.
Bayern are looking for a successor to Jurgen Klinsmann who was sacked as coach on Monday after only ten months in charge following a string of poor results. Former Munich trainer Jupp Heynckes taking over as caretaker coach for the remaining five league games of the present season.
And the 46-year-old Rijkaard, who is without a club having been sacked by Barcelona at the end of last season, has been touted as a possible candidate.
“One solution would be Rijkaard, he doesn’t have a contract at the moment,” admitted Beckenbauer on German broadcaster Premiere.
“It is still a little early to talk about this, but, of course, one must think about possibilities.
“We have to look into who would fit at Bayern and then make our decision.”
Beckenbauer ruled out both Chelsea caretaker coach Guus Hiddink and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as possibilities.
“I value him over all others, but he will leave Chelsea to concentrate on the Russian team,” said Beckenbauer about Hiddink.
“He won’t take his place at Bayern.”
And Beckenbauer doubted Wenger would want to leave Arsenal, who he has coached since 1996.
“Naturally he is an option, but we will not get him,” said Beckenbauer.
“He has developed the side in England and will not want to leave.”