New Name In The Frame For Saints Job
Sunday, 24th Nov 2019 18:23
The rumour mill is saying that Saints are about to make a back room appointment and the man is Jurgen Klopp's previous assistant manager at Liverpool, but what role will he be fulfilling ?
Zeljko Buvac spent three years as assistant to Jurgen Klopp at Anfield and was credited with being a major influence on the German's firs three years at the club, indeed Klopp labelled Buvač as "the brain" in his coaching team, while describing himself as "the heart" and the second assistant coach, Peter Krawietz, as "the eye".
Buvac left the club due to "personal reasons" just before the end of the 2017/18 season, he has been assistant to Klopp at Mainz from 2001 till 2008 and joined him at Borussia Dortmund in the same role till 2015 when both moved to Liverpool.
His departure from Anfield is still unclear, however, it is believed he became unhappy on Merseyside due to coach Pepijn Lijnders’ growing influence at the club.
He is now being linked with a return to football with Saints as Director of Football, but equally he could also be offered a role on the coaching staff and certainly would have the experience that we desperately need in this department.
According to the rumour mill an appointment is imminent, the question is just what role will he be appointed to !
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