Arsene Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season but the Arsenal manager is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year extension. A new deal will take Wenger to almost 20 years at the Arsenal helm but, it would seem, he may step aside following its expiration.
The Gunners appear to be aware that Wenger’s illustrious tenure will come to an end following the 2015/16 season, and are reportedly already beginning to consider suitable replacements to the Frenchman.
Among the candidates Arsenal are likely to run the rule over would be Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Roberto Martinez, while assistant manager Steve Bould may also reportedly be considered. Brendan Rodgers has also emerged as a potential appointment, and the Gunners will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of a successor.
Klopp is listed as the favourite with the bookmakers to replace Wenger at the Emirates Stadium but, with two years until the position becomes available, the field is pretty open at present.
There are, of course, some very unlikely candidates to be offered odds by the bookies, and GMS picks out some of them…