Bayern Munich have opened talks with Luis Enrique over the vacant managerial role at the club, according to various reports.
Enrique left Barcelona in the summer after three successful seasons, which included winning nine trophies.
Having sacked Carlo Ancelotti following last week’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint Germain, Bayern have been on the hunt for a new manager, being linked with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.
Reports in German press and in particular, Sport1, claim Enrique is now in advanced talks to take over.
Spanish journalist Juanma Romero believes that the 47-year-old has leap-frogged Tuchel as favourite.
Munich started the season with victory over Werder Bremen but that result was dampened by a defeat to Hoffenheim.
Further wins over Schalke and Mainz were followed by 2-2 draws with Hertha and Wolfsburg.
Reports of the players holding their own private training sessions behind Ancelotti’s back have since surfaced, whilst some have claimed the Italian coach had very little impact at the club in his final days, despite winning the Bundesliga by a clear 15 points last season.
Enrique, who left Barcelona for a sabbatical is now said to be considering a return to football, having coached Barcelona B and Celta Vigo previously.