Niko Kovac is planning to attend Arsenal’s clash with West Ham United on Monday night, with the former Bayern Munich boss interested in taking over at the Emirates, according to a report from Goal.
Arsenal are still on the lookout for Unai Emery’s successor. Freddie Ljungberg’s chances of getting the job on a permanent basis took a major dent during the week with Brighton leaving the Emirates with three points.
They go to the London Stadium on Monday looking to end a run of nine games without a win. And it appears that there will be an interested spectator in the stands.
Goal reports that Kovac is planning to attend the game. He previously watched Everton’s win over Chelsea, and will watch Aston Villa’s clash with Leicester City beforehand.
The report suggests that the former Croatia boss has informed the Arsenal hierarchy that he is interested in taking the job in North London. It is reported that the Gunners do not currently consider the 48-year-old to be amongst the front-runners for the post.
Kovac is reportedly hoping that his availability will appeal to Arsenal. He is out of work having left the Bavarian giants last month.
Bayern are well off the pace this season. But he did oversee a league and cup double win last term. Of course, his doubters will suggest that winning the league with Bayern is hardly a standout achievement given their domestic dominance since 2012.
It will be interesting to find out what Arsenal fans make of Kovac’s reported interest. If Ljungberg continues to struggle, the supporters may back an approach as they look to salvage something this season.