RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed that he is in line to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss after the Sun's Phil Cadden reported he had been contacted by the Gunners.
After spending 20 years in charge of the Gunners, it seems as though the 67 year-old might in fact step down as manager at the end of the season.
Despite the obscure nature of his association with Arsenal, Hasenhuttl has since confirmed to ESPN that the original story was "well researched" adding "there was a lot of truth to it".
Ralph Hasenhuttl has taken RB Leipzig to the top of the table.
"There was a lot of truth to it", he told reporters when asked about the story.
"I have certainly heard of far worse fates than to be lined up as the successor to the longest-serving coach in England". We don't need to think much about it.
However, Hasenhuttl added that he was unlikely to ultimately replace Wenger, whose current contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season. "I have found my luck here". They are unbeaten in the league so far and have a chance to extend the run to 13 consecutive games on Saturday.
"Schalke are on a roll and they look extremely stable", Hasenhuttl said. "We have to bring everything to the pitch otherwise it will be extremely hard to land three points", the Leipzig boss explained.
Leipzig could go into the match in second place if defending champions Bayern Munich win at Mainz on Friday, and Hasenhuttl stressed: "Bayern are the favourites to win the league".