The news about who will replace Arsene Wenger has been rife in recent weeks but it seems to be taking a new twist.
The latest reports from Sky Sports claim that Arsenal’s Head of Recruitment, Sven Mislintat is favouring former Liverpool assistant manager, Zeljko Buvac to replace Arsene Wenger as the next Manager of the club.
Mislintat and Buvac have worked together in the past at Dortmund and there could soon be a reunion in the pipeline.
The plan is to put together a team of three that will consist of Mislintat, Buvac as head coach and Raul Sanllehi, Arsenal’s Head of Football Relations. This will take Arsenal away from a one-man system the club is currently running under Wenger. Buvac left his position at Liverpool earlier this week due to ‘personal reasons’ just to fuel the fire of this particular rumour.
The Sky Sports story is also backed by a story on Pravda BL that everything is in place for Buvac to be the next Arsenal Manager.
The arrival of Sven Mislintat has seen Arsenal make some extraordinary deals in less than six months since he’s been at the club. From the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gunners have been able to negotiate great deals despite being in a position of weakness and if he is able to pull off this latest acquisition then it could be the start of one of the best periods for the club.
The situation with Buvac and Liverpool might however be a delay the deal as they believe that their Assistant Manager hasn’t formally resigned and could still return after his leave of absence. It was reported that there is a rift between Klopp and Buvac which could be a reason for his surprise decision to leave.
The statement released by Liverpool states that:
“The club considers the matter to be private and therefore will respect that privacy by not making any further comment. Zeljko remains a Liverpool employee and his position at the club is not affected by this absence…”