Liverpool’s Zeljko Buvac to Arsenal
The big story out of Bosnia on Tuesday is that Liverpool’s absent assistant-coach, Zeljko Buvac, will be the new Arsenal manager.
Zeljko Buvac, who has worked alongside Jurgen Klopp for the past 17 years, is known as the ‘brain’ for being the tactical guru in Klopp’s backroom staff.
Liverpool claimed on Monday that Buvac had left Anfield for “personal reasons”.
Now it’s being claimed that he’s set to succeed Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.
According to club sources, It is understood that LFC Assistant Manager Zeljko Buvac has left the club following a dispute with Jurgen Klopp. It has been said the two have ceased talking to each other during games and that Buvac had been excluded from tactical meetings. • “Klopp and Buvac had a big falling out, Buvac has been left completely out of the loop of late. They stand apart in training, Buvac doesn't go to tactical meetings, and he is no longer involved in picking the team. In the past, he was the only one who had Klopp's ear. The relationship had broken down, and the players have been told Buvac is gone.” • Buvac has worked as a managerial partnership with Klopp since the German was placed in charge of Mainz in February 2001. During their seven years at the club the pair took Mainz into the Bundesliga and UEFA before being hired by Borussia Dortmund. Hopefully none of this is true. 🔴Walk On Reds🔴
Odds crash on Zeljko Buvac
The bookies have reacted to the report out of Bosnia, and they’ve crashed off on Zeljko Buvac getting the Arsenal job.
Until Tuesday Zeljko Buvac wasn’t even on the radar of most bookmakers. But he certainly is now.
Paddy Power have now dropped the price on the Liverpool ‘brain’ joining Arsenal to just 14/1.
To put that in perspective, Zeljko Buvac is now shorter odds that Mikel Arteta (17/1), Leonardo JArdim (20/1) and Maurizio Sarri (33/1)
Max Allegri still the favourite
Juventus manager Max Allegri is the favourite for the Arsenal job.
Second in the list is former Roma and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, although he’s also in the frame to replace Antonoi Conte at Chelsea.
Carlo Ancelotti, Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe complete the top five.
Arsenal next manager betting odds
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