Niko Kovac wants to take over as Arsenal’s next permanent manager, according to Goal.
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 Everton’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 Bayern Munich.
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 World Cup 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?