He’s conducting in Amsterdam this week.
They asked him the question.
Here’s what he said: ‘This fantastic orchestra in this great hall? Who would not seriously consider that! But I shall concentrate on my scores and not on what I don’t have.’
He went on to point out that the orchestra lacks not only a chief conductor but a chief executive, an artistic director and a board chairman. All four would have to ‘point their noses’ in the same direction (at least that’s what he said in Google Translate).