RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has acknowledged a report by The Sun saying he is in line to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
The 49-year-old, who has guided the club that was only formed in 2009 to the top of the Bundesliga table, was to said to have had contact with Gunners about taking over from the Frenchman at the end of the season.
“It was a well-researched story,” said Hasenhuttl when asked about the rumours in his pre-match conference.
“There was a lot of truth to it.
“I have heard of worse fates than succeeding the longest-serving manager in England. It’s not damaging my reputation, is it?”
“We don’t have to put too much thought into it [the story]. I have found my luck here.”
RB Leipzig host in-form Schalke on Saturday as they aim to extend their unbeaten run to 13 consecutive games.