There have been a flurry of bets this morning on one of the potential candidates who may replace Arsene Wenger when his marathon stint at Arsenal finally draws to a conclusion.
It’s the German Thomas Tuchel, who was released by his last club Borussia Dortmund in May of last year, who’s been the recipient of that market support.
There had been suggestions that the 44-year-old being lined up to take over from Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich boss at the end of the season but reports in Germany suggest that he has turned down there advances.
SportsBild have reported that, not only has he turned down the Bavarian giants but that he is also already ‘in negotiations’ with Arsenal over taking over at the Emirates.
It seems that punters in the U.K have taken that on face value, with one particular bookmaker seeing the odds of Tuchel replacing Wenger come in from 20/1 to 5/2 at the time of writing.
One particular sticking point might be his relationship with Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, whom he worked with at Dortmund, where they had a well-documented falling out.
On joining Arsenal he revealed that Tuchel’s treatment of him, following a disagreement over a move for Oliver Torres of Porto, was a factor in him leaving the German club.
He was reportedly ostracised from the inner-circle at the club and even banned from the training ground.
"I probably never would have considered thinking about other clubs," Mislintat said after his move to London in late last year. "But the training ground ban, initiated by the club's former coach … influenced my thinking.
"I already had offers in the past years, but I never really considered making changes."