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Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt has given Arsenal a huge boost by admitting he wants to manage a Premier League team in the future.
The 49 year old is currently regarded as one of Bundesliga’s top managers and is reportedly on Arsenal’s radar as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger.
Wenger who recently turned 67 is gradually getting to the end of his career and Arsenal are already keeping tabs on a number of young managers to replace him.
Schmidt appears to be one of those managers and he has now given Arsenal a huge boost by claiming he is open to a move to the Premier League in the future.
“I like English football very much, because of the culture of football in the country,” Schmidt told the Mirror.
“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.”
Although Schmidt is yet to win a major trophy since he started managing Leverkusen, his style of play as mirrored Wenger’s style at Arsenal.
He looks like a manager who would sustain our current style of attacking football and maybe can go a step further by challenging for titles with a biggger team like Arsenal.
Schmidt’s Bayer Leverkusen defeated arch rivals Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley on Wednesday and i’m sure Gooners would like to see more of that.
AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is another young manager reportedly on Arsenal’s radar to replace Wenger when the French man steps down as boss.