Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim linked with Arsenal

by Jack Kitson / 21 February 2017, 09:43

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has become the latest boss to have his head turned by the glitz and glamour of the Premier League.

In the build-up to Monaco’s eagerly anticipated Champions League clash with Man City tonight (Tuesday) Jardim admitted that he’s keen to test himself in England’s top-flight against some of the best gaffers in the world.

The Premier League is currently home to the likes of Pep Guardiala, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino, and Arsene Wenger, although the future of the latter is currently in severe doubt, with many expecting the Frenchman to leave Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer.

Should this occur, could Jardim be the man who heads in the other direction?

The 42-year-old is currently out at 20/1 in the betting, but is definitely someone who is worth keeping an eye on in the next couple of months.

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Monaco, who are unbeaten in 12 matches, are still in the running for the quadruple. Jardim’s men lead Ligue 1, have a Coupe de la Ligue final to look forward to against rivals PGA, while they are in the last-16 of both the Champions League and Coupe de France.

Les Monégasques are also the current top goalscorers in Europe’s top-5 leagues, having so far smashed home an astonishing 76 goals in just 26 games.

It’s therefore no surprise to see Jardim, who has previously managed Sporting and Olympiakos, linked with one of Europe’s top jobs, although it’s Juventus manager Max Allegri who remains the 5/1 favourite to success Wenger.

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