Serbian manager Dragan Stojkovic, 49, may be without a club but he has an accomplished resume in Japan having won the J. League title and the Manager of the Year award in 2010.
A Champions League winner as a player, Stojkovic competed under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger prior to the Frenchman's Arsenal days.
The veteran coach has since kept an eye on his protege and Stojkovic has indicated that he would love to follow his mentor to the Premier League.
“I respect English football very much and the Premier League is an incredible league," he said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
“Of course [I want to move to England]. Why not? I believe I have enough knowledge about modern football to be part of the development of English football. I have had a few meetings [with English clubs] but I am still waiting for a good offer."
On his relationship with Arsenal boss Wenger, Stojkovic said: "He is a friend of mine and that relationship and friendship exists from 1995.
"If you remember how he changed Arsenal, the way they play, the style and the quality, this is the same style I used in the last six years, and Grampus became champions for the first time in their history thanks to that work.
"It is my objective to teach players to play in an attacking style and to give pleasure to the fans."