Jurgen Klopp was already installed as 12/1 favourite to be Arsenal’s next permanent manager when the bwin odds boffins took the wraps off the market and his latest words will only fuel speculation.
The 47-year-old to the BT Sport programme SportsHUB that the Premier League is his most likely destination should he leave the Bundesliga:
‘I think it’s (England) the only country where I should work, next to Germany because it’s the only country I know the language a little bit and I need the language for my work.
‘If somebody will call me, then we will talk about it.’
Fittingly for a club such who have enjoyed such managerial stability as Arsenal, Klopp’s career marks him out as something of a serial monogamist.
Having spent seven years in charge of Mainz he is now in his sixth at Dortmund, however in the aforementioned interview he also suggested Gooners’ needn’t fear he is as attached to life in Westphalia as their own limpet-like gaffer:
‘When I came here I thought OK now I can work as a normal coach, two or three years – next club, next city. I’m really interested in life, it’s not important for me to stay for a long time in the same place.
‘…it’s not my idea to build a legacy…’
Should he decided to leave the Westfalenstadion Borussia Dortmund coach will be one of the most sought after signatures within the managerial ranks.
His innovative tactics and eye for acquiring and nurturing talent enabled BVB to win back-to-back Bundesligas against the backdrop of perennial Bayern Munchen dominance, despite constant snaffling of his stars (Shinji Kagawa, Mario Gozte, Robert Lewandowski) by the European elite.