Arsenal have continued to look to fill up every corner of its ranking in the club and despite French manager Arsene Wenger signing a new 3 months contract a few months ago, rumours have not seized to link other managerial targets to Arsenal especially in the wake of the Gunners recent performances, both domestically and in Europe.
According to Metro, In demand Borussia Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp, has moved to play down the possibility of moving to the Premier League soon, keeping both Arsenal and Liverpool fans in a state of temporary disappointment.
The majority of gooners believe that Wenger’s time is up at the Emirates and that a younger manager of the crop of Jurgen Klopp should be the ideal man to replace him. The 47-year old has been the toast of many eyes with the whole of Europe left to reel in envy of his management of Die Borussien since his appointment in 2008, guiding them to consecutive BundesLiga titles as well as one Champions League Final.
Klopp’s repeated adulations towards Arsenal and Wenger has seen him the favourite to take-over from the Frenchman when he calls it quits, but perhaps seeing that Wenger would not give in to the pressure of throwing in the towel before the expiration of his 3 year contract, Klopp has diplomatically played down any recent plans to move to England.
“The only other language I speaks English a little bit and, for my type of coaching, I need the language” Klopp said.
“But not now, not this year, I don’t know when.”
“I don’t plan things. I was asked: ‘What do you do after Borussia Dortmund?’ I told them it is possible if somebody called me then we could talk about it but that is all. I did not say: ‘I am here on Monday’”.
Klopp’s interesting clause “not this year” should make good explanation for what we have already insinuated above as it is not exactly true that Wenger will indeed see out the rest of his contract. Also, with Liverpool not ready to give up on Brendan Rodgers, it is fair to say the manager has good reasons to keep his cards close to his chest.
On another consideration, Klopp is perhaps playing safe by taking up the dark corner of the stage in recognition of his team’s poor run in the BundesLiga this season, lying in the relegation zone and already leaving Bayern Munich with no worries towards claiming a third successive title. If the clamour for him to replace Wenger had been on the high pitch, the manner with which his team were convincingly beaten at the Emirates would have dampened the confidence of many in his capacity to succeed Wenger.
“I don’t think, after seeing how my team performed at the Emirates Stadium, the Arsenal fans want me on the bench” Klopp said after the game.
“Arsenal have one of the best coaches in the world and I’m also at one of the best clubs in the world, I’m thankful for all the praise but my future is Dortmund”.
Form, of course, is temporary and Klopp has shown that he possesses the class to take his team beyond the recent calamities which have not been helped by the injuries that have crippled them. He will continue to be in the musings, but perhaps on a lower key for the present.
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