Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil reveals teammates want to know about German coach and possible Arsene Wenger replacement

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed that his Gunners teammates have been asking him about former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

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In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Ozil confessed that he has been answering queries from his Emirates team-mates over compatriot Klopp’s ability as a coach, suggesting that Arsenal’s players may be drawing up a shortlist of who they would like to see replace Arsene Wenger when his time comes to an end in north London.

“Klopp is a much-discussed person. Not only in the newspapers, but also among the players,’ the 26-year-old was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

‘Some of my colleagues asked me what Klopp is like as coach and man,” he added.

“I’ve never had him as a coach, but his success speaks for itself. Klopp has a great personality. I like the way he approaches things. He seems very relaxed, but he remains a great professional.”

The Mail state, however, that Arsenal have no plans to replace Wenger in the Emirates dug-out, with the Frenchman still having two years remaining on his current contract with the club.

The 47-year-old has been heavily linked with a managerial position in the Premier League, with Liverpool the favourites to offer Klopp a position at Anfield if Brendan Rodgers fails to impress next season [via the Daily Star]. His agent revealed that Klopp is excited at the prospect of working in England’s top flight [via Sky Sports].

The German manager confirmed that he would be taking a sabbatical from the game after seven ’emotional’ years at the Westfalenstadion [via The Guardian] – in which he led the Bundesliga outfit to the T-Home Supercup (2008), two Bundesliga titles (2010-11 and 2011-12), a DFB-Pokal triumph (2011-12), and two DFL-Supercup victories (2013 and 2014).

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