Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has admitted that he's 'curious' about Jurgen Klopp's situation after the Borussia Dortmund manager revealed that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, reports fourfourtwo.
Klopp, despite a few struggles in the Bundesliga this term, has enjoyed a remarkable spell at the club, previously claiming back-to-back titles in Germany's elite division.
And Mertesacker has welcomed the prospect of Klopp leaving Germany behind in favour of a move abroad.
Speaking about Klopp's imminent exit from Dortmund, Mertesacker stated: "It's obviously sad news for Borussia Dortmund - such a successful and passionate manager for them - he was the guy that turned it around at Dortmund.
"The whole situation there - he built the squad on young players, and they improved so much in the last seven years he was in charge, so it's a sad situation.
"In the summer it's a new situation for him.
"Maybe he's going to take a challenge and go abroad and see how it goes. I would love to see more German managers abroad, because it's obviously a challenge to learn the new culture, the new language, to adapt to a different system. Why not?
"But it's his decision and he worked really hard, and pushed really hard, so even if he says he's not tired, I think maybe taking a little break and a little breather, would help him to fuel his energy and his batteries.
"I am curious what will happen to him, because he was an outstanding figure in the Bundesliga in the last couple of years - always a title contender, they went to the Champions League final [in 2012-13].
"It'll be interesting to see what happens in the summer."
Klopp, after a tremendous stint in Germany, is recognised as one of the leading managers in the game, but it remains to be seen as to whether he takes over at a club ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
Bring him to England
The emergence of Klopp on the English scene really would be great for the Premier League. Time-and-time again in the Bundesliga he's proved to be quite the enigmatic character, and would certainly rival the big characters in England's elite division.
Of course, there will be some Arsenal fans hoping that he replaces Arsene Wenger at the helm in north London, but it's extremely unlikely that the Frenchman will leave the club behind just yet. Perhaps, then, with Manuel Pellegrini struggling in Manchester, a move to the Etihad would suit the Dortmund man.
One thing's for sure, there will certainly be a number of clubs fighting for him when he becomes available. Let's just hope he chooses England as his next destination.
Arsenal fans: Do you expect Klopp to arrive in the Premier League? Would you like him to eventually replace Wenger? Have your say in the comments section below!
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