EXCLUSIVE: Mikael Silvestre comments on Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp’s suitability for the Arsenal job

Mikael Silvestre believes that Arsene Wenger is unlikely to leave Arsenal anytime soon, but says that Jurgen Klopp would be a good successor.

Mikael Silvestre believes that Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp would be a good candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal manager.

The German tactician has been backed by many football pundits and Arsenal fans to take over after Wenger eventually steps down.

The Frenchman has been in charge of the North London club since 1996 and has a contract that runs until June 2017.

Wenger has achieved unprecedented success with Arsenal, winning the Premier League thrice and the FA Cup on five occasions.

However, the 2006 Champions League finalists have not won the league since 2004 and ended a nine-year trophy-drought only in May when they clinched the FA Cup.

Klopp’s success at Dortmund and his football philosophy are believed to be ideal for Arsenal. Moreover, the German is 47 years of age - and that makes him suitable as a long-term successor to Wenger.

Silvestre, who was on the books of Arsenal from 2008 until 2010, believes that Klopp would be a suitable successor to Wenger, but is of the opinion that the Frenchman will not step down as the Gunners boss anytime soon.

‘Klopp has been tipped to manage some of the big clubs this past summer’, the 37-year-old told HITC Sport. ‘He would be a good candidate but I don’t think Arsene is ready to move away from Arsenal yet’.

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