Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac interviewed by Eintracht Frankfurt to become new boss

Buvac's future at Anfield is under a cloud after he was placed on gardening leave by the club last week.

Mystery surrounds the reasons why Jurgen Klopp's trusted ally is no longer working with the side chasing their sixth Champions League crown.

The 56-year-old has even been linked with the chance to take over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal as the London club continue their search for a new boss.

But reports in Germany suggest the highly-rated coach has already spoken to Bundesliga club Eintracht with the view to becoming their manager next season.

Current boss Niko Kovac has been poached by Bayern Munich to be their new coach and will move to the club over the summer.

That has led to Eintracht beginning the process of searching for a replacement with Buvac one of the main contenders for  the role.

His reputation in Germany is high as a result of the work he did while working under Klopp at Mainz and then Borussia Dortmund.

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There are claims that while Klopp has been the figurehead of the management arrangement, Buvac provides a huge amount of the technical detail behind the scenes.

Punters have backed Buvac in to favourite to succeed Wenger at Arsenal after reports in his native Bosnia linked him with the job.

Former Dortmund head of recruitment Sven Mislintat joined Arsenal at the end of last year and is said to want Buvac as head coach in a new three-man power structure at the Emirates.

That would see him working alongside Mislintat himself and Raul Sanllehi, the club’s head of football relations,.

But other sources in the Balkans are sceptical about Buvac ending up at Arsenal and believe the link is designed to flush out other offers for him as he makes his move to become a head coach after years as a No 2.

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