Serbian outlet Pravda BL, who initially broke the news that Zeljko Buvac was joining Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool in 2015, claim the Bosnian-native is taking charge at Arsenal this summer.
Jurgen Klopp’s no.2 left Liverpool yesterday on gardening leave, although he’s still contracted to the club and theoretically, should return next season.
However, it now looks like the 56-year-old, who’s worked alongside Klopp for 17 years, will be named as Arsene Wenger’s successor against the odds.
Former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat was named as Arsenal’s head of recruitment in November, which suggests they could bring in his former colleague Buvac to try and replicate their former success in Germany – especially with the Gunners recently signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well.
Last week it was announced that Arsene Wenger would step down at the end of this campaign, meaning our Premier League rivals are looking for a new manager for the first time since 1996.
Buvac is known as ‘The Brain’ for his brilliant tactical knowledge, although he’s regarded as a quiet introvert and has never shown the need to split with Klopp before.
We’ll watch this space, but the source is a strong one.