Zeljko Buvac: From Liverpool to Arsenal
A huge rumour has broken in the Bosnian press.
The source of the story are Pravda BL, and that’s crucial to the story’s credibility.
Pravda BL are the same source who were the first to report that Jurgen Klopp was bringing Zeljko Buvac from Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool back in 2015.
On Tuesday, the same Bosnian news outlet are claiming an ‘exclusive’ that Zeljko Buvac will be the new Arsenal manager.
Buvac to succeed Arsene Wenger
Pravda BL seem incredibly confident that Buvac will be Arsenal’s next coach after Arsene Wenger.
They report that “everything is arranged with Arsenal” and the Bovac will be installed at the Gunners this summer.
Pravda BL also note that Bovac is set to come out of the “shadow of Jurgen Klopp” as he’ll be “alone” at Arsenal.
(Credit to Sport Witness)
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Zeljko Buvac leaves Liverpool
In a shock to most Liverpool fans, Zeljko Buvac left Liverpool on Monday.
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.
It remains unclear why exactly Buvac left Anfield just days before the Champions League semifinal second-leg at Roma.
Liverpool go into that game with a 5-2 advantage from the first-leg.
Obviously, if the Arsenal rumours are true, that would be a plausible explanation.
What went wrong with Zeljko Buvac?
In the Times, Paul Joyce has dug into the fallout between Liverpool’s manager and coach.
It’s made clear that Bovac has left Anfield for “personal reasons”.
Readers were then told the following:
It is understood Buvac has become increasingly distant and withdrawn around the club, and visibly less engaged during matches recently, and it is that, rather than any specific fall-out with Klopp, which has resulted in his stepping back from first-team duties in the aftermath of the stalemate with Stoke City on Saturday.