Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed a new contract only in May and is scheduled to remain at the Emirates Stadium until May 2017, but speculation on his future continues.
Wenger put an end to Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought last season when he led them to FA Cup success, but given that he is 64 and pressure is increasing, it is only a matter of time before he is replaced by some younger.
According to Jan Age Fjortoft, a former Norway international and Bundesliga expert, Wenger should step down from his post at Arsenal next summer.
The former Middlesbrough and Sheffield United star claims that Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp would be the perfect successor to Wenger at Arsenal.
Jürgen Klopp has 5 games without a win in the BL and a lot of owners and fans around Europe hope he will say "Auf Wiedersehen" #NotNow— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) October 20, 2014
Said it before - will say it again: Klopp would be the perfect Arsenal-manager. All about timing! Next summer? Wenger/Klopp! Up to you #AFC— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) October 20, 2014
Klopp wont't be fired! If he leaves - he will just leave— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) October 20, 2014
Klopp has long been suggested as a possible successor to Wenger. The German is one of the most charismatic football managers in Europe and is pretty good at his job too.
The 47-year-old has been in charge of Dortmund since 2008 and has helped the club re-establish themselves as a real force in German football.
During his time at the Signal Iduna Park, Klopp has won the Bundesliga twice, the DFB-Pokal once and reached the final of the Champions League in 2013. Klopp’s current contract with Dortmund runs out in June 2018.