Arsenal managerial candidate Leonardo Jardim is ‘ready’ to take over from Arsene Wenger, according to reports.
The Independent state that Monaco boss Jardim ‘is hugely admired’ at Arsenal, and is willing to replace Wenger as manager.
Jardim was one of the seven candidates named earlier this week after it emerged that Arsenal would carry out an end-of-season review of Wenger’s position.
Jack Pitt-Brooke states that the Portuguese ‘wants to take over’ in north London as he is seeking ‘a new challenge’.
Jardim has been in charge of Monaco since 2014, taking them to the Ligue Un title and Champions League semi-finals with a young, exciting and attacking team last season.
Those traits are thought to have interested Arsenal, and with Monaco now second in Ligue Un behind PSG after losing their best players in the summer, Jardim is considering his options.
Arsenal are chief among them, and he ‘sees the rebuilding job’ at the Emirates ‘as a perfect opportunity’.