Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says several members of his club have asked about the managerial style of former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp has consistently been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. He left Dortmund at the end of the 2014-15 season to take an indefinite break from the sport.
The 47 year old's managerial bravura and touchline manner is among the most revered in European football and Ozil says his Arsenal teammates have often asked about Klopp, despite the Germany international having never played under him.
"He is a huge topic – in the newspapers and with the players as well," the midfielder told Bild. "Some colleagues asked me about what Klopp is like.
"I never had him as a coach myself but his success speaks for itself. Klopp has a great personality. I like how he approaches everything very relaxed even though he is a great professional."
Confirmation of Klopp's departure from Dortmund was met with speculation regarding his future in management, with Arsenal and Manchester City among the Premier League sides linked with his services.
Manuel Pellegrini looks set to stay on at the Etihad Stadium though, while Wenger has signed a new deal keeping him at Arsenal until 2017, which will see the French boss enter a 20th year as the club's manager.
Speaking on the furore surrounding Klopp's future, Wenger said in April: "I am not an agency and I like every manager, but I find that circus a bit ridiculous to be honest. It is down to every club to make their own decision."
After seven years at FSV Mainz, Klopp enjoyed significant success at Dortmund, managing the club's inferior budget and winning six major trophies from 2008 to 2015 while also leading the club to the 2013 Champions League final.