The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand-man, Zeljko Buvac could be the next Arsenal manager according to a story from Pravada BL. Buvac left the club yesterday on gardening leave, although he’s still contracted to the club and should be returning next season. The 56-year-old has worked alongside Klopp for 17 years but could now be set for a shock switch to Arsenal.
What the hell…. https://t.co/1bO7yxAYwb
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 1 May 2018
The Liverpool fans propping our bar up are refusing to believe the rumours surrounding Buvac though. The Bosnian is known as ‘The Brain’ for his tactical knowledge of the game although he’s supposedly an introverted character who’s never shown signs of needing to split away from Jurgen Klopp before. It seems like more than a coincidence that Buvac’s split from Klopp after 17 years has come just over a week after Arsene Wenger announced his stepping down from the Arsenal job at the end of the season.
Joining Arsenal wouldn’t be the craziest of moves for the Liverpool number two. Sven Mislintat swapped the Westfalenstadion for The Emirates earlier in the season and both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are at Arsenal who have all previously worked with Buvac when he was Klopp’s assistant in Dortmund. If the rumours are true, Buvac’s departure could provide an opening for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to take up the Bosnian’s role as he moves a step closer to becoming the Reds gaffer as so many have touted him to.
You can read our local Kopites’ verdict on the Buvac rumours here:
Parting is such sweet sorrow – feels like Liverpool FC's Ant and Dec moment
— Emlyn (@honiara64) May 1, 2018
— Peter Roberts (@PetePeterant) May 1, 2018
He did say he always wanted to be a manager, if he gets his chance he’ll go for it
— Keeno37 (@SynOriginal) May 1, 2018
So why not come out and just say it? Wait 24-48 hours to go the complete opposite direction..?? doesn't make any sense!
— Tyler J (@bombkronlife) May 1, 2018
Buvac to arsenal?!
Thats a curveball no one saw coming!!
All the more reason to keep stevie gerrard at lfc and have him take over as asst to klopp
— MK Efendi (@M0Skhan) 1 May 2018
— Wiwo Tribudi Wibowo (@wiwowibowo) 1 May 2018
I’m stunned if this is true, good luck to the guy but his timing is as far out there as Mar’s
— S Walsh
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