Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt has admitted that he wants to follow Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to the Premier League, he has told The Mirror.
The 49-year-old has been mooted as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s replacement when the Frenchman’s contract runs out at the end of this season.
“I like English football very much, because of the culture of football in the country,
“I’m contracted with Leverkusen until 2019 but, if it was possible in the future to be a manager of an English football team, it would be very interesting for me. But, at the moment, I am very happy where I am.”
The German brings his side to London on Wednesday evening to face the Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham in their Champions League group stage clash.
There have been no reports as of yet concerning a new deal for Wenger at The Emirates, and therefore it will be a priority of the board to identify replacements should the club decide not to continue their 20 year relationship with Le Prof.