Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac reportedly agrees to become Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenalby Jack Kitson / 01 May 2018, 11:53Tweet
Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac has emerged as a SHOCK candidate for the Arsenal job.
Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand man was propelled into the spotlight on Monday after news broke that he had left the Merseyside outfit just days before the club’s Champions League semi-final second-leg away to Roma.
Liverpool then confirmed that the Bosnian had in fact stepped away from the club until the end of the season due to “personal reasons”.
However, in another twist, Buvac has today (Tuesday) stormed into the frame for the Arsenal job at 6/1, behind heavyweights Max Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, and Luis Enrique.
Rumours are now rife that Buvac is actually on the cusp of venturing solo for the first time in 17 years following spells alongside Klopp at Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, and Mainz, while between 1998 and 2001 he managed German side SC Neukirchen, which remains his only spell as a senior manager.
Bosnian publication Pravda BL, who broke Jurgen Klopp’s move to Liverpool, are now reporting that Buvac is in fact all set for the Arsenal hotseat in the summer with “everything arranged” between the parties.
Could the man they call “The Brain” replace “The Professor”?
This very line would have seemed ludicrous 24 hours ago, however the 200/1 shot is now one of the main favourites for the post.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s assistant Rui Faria is also in the mix at 25/1.
Could The Brain replace The Professor?— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) May 1, 2018
On-leave Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac has emerged as a SHOCK contender to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/weFP9JfTg6