Here are some rumours from today about who will possibly replace Arsene Wenger when he steps down at the end of the current season. The first one will have most fans’ scratching their heads as he has not been discussed so far.
Numerous managers have been tipped to replace Wenger, with Juventus’ Max Allegri, Germany boss Joachim Low and former Barcelona chief Luis Enrique all linked. However, according to Bosnian publication Pravda BL, Jurgen Klopp’s No.2 Buvac will succeed Wenger. Liverpool announced yesterday that the Serbian will spend some time away from the Reds in the coming weeks, citing “personal reasons” for his leave of absence. They also claimed Buvac, nicknamed ‘the brain’, will return to Anfield. However, Pravda BL say Buvac will take over at Arsenal, with the Liverpool coach desperate to become a manager. They reckon everything is in place for Klopp’s No.2 to take over at the Emirates this summer.
Another rumour/gossip states that Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Arsene Wenger, it has been claimed. Ancelotti is among the contenders to be named the new Arsenal boss and fancies the task of rebuilding Wenger’s crumbling empire, according toTuttoMercatoWeb columnist Tancredi Palmeri.
But Palmeri claims talks between the two parties have hit the wall after failing to agree personal terms. Ancelotti is reportedly demanding around £8.8m (€10m) to take on the job but Arsenal are only willing to offer half. Palmeri suggests Ancelotti could still take the job – but he would have to accept the Gunners’ £4.4m (€5m) offer. The Italian has been out of work since being axed by Bayern Munich last September.