Date: 8th December 2019 at 7:41pm
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Niko Kovac wants to take over as ’s next permanent¬†manager, according to Goal.¬†

The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving Munich in November, and it is understood that his interest in the vacancy in has been made clear to ’ board.

The report suggests that Kovac will watch Arsenal play West Ham on Monday evening, although it does also point out that he was in attendance for ’s win over Chelsea on Saturday too.

Would Kovac be the right man for Arsenal?

You would assume that they could certainly do a whole lot worse.

The 48-year-old is a coach with real pedigree, having just left one of the biggest sides in Europe in .

His average of 2.26 points per game with the German giants, as per Transfermarkt, was impressive enough, and he does have a title to his name.

Of course, the Arsenal job would be a very different beast that would require him to rebuild an ailing squad, but he had success with Eintracht Frankfurt earlier in his career, and his work with the Croatian national side laid many of the foundations for the side that reached a final in 2018.

Most importantly, he appears to actually be interested in the post too.

If that is the case, can Arsenal really turn their nose up at such a high-calibre coach who is asking for the job?

Perhaps not.