Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is understood to have asked to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.
BVB have convened a press conference due to get underway at 12:30 that is expected to shed more light on the subject.
The news has had the bwin odds makers scrambling to update their prices on where the much-admired German boss will ply his trade next.
In November, Klopp suggested that working in England would be by far the most feasible move for him were he to leave the Westfalenstadion, saying:
“I think it’s the only country I think 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.”
As a result it’s little surprise to see Premier League clubs occupying the first three places in the current betting on his next job in football.
Manchester City are 6/4 favourites, followed by Arsenal at 7/2, with Real Madrid next shortest at 5/1.
The Citizens’ presence at the head of the market is easily understandable, with the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini growing by the game after six losses in their last eight outings across all competitions.
However, the Gunners’ berth at the sharp end of the betting is slightly more surprising.
Arsene Wenger had been under pressure earlier in the campaign, but Arsenal have won 16 of their last 18 games in all competitions to give themselves every chance of their best Premier League finish since 2004/05.
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