Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly open to sharing Jürgen Klopp as manager as long as all parties can thrash out a workable rota.
The clubs, varying degrees of beleaguered, have been beset by demands from sizeable chunks of each of their fan bases to remove Arsène Wenger and Brendan Rodgers from their respective hot seats.
Former Borussia Dortmund eccentric Klopp has emerged as runaway favourite for both jobs, prompting elite discussions between the Gunners and the Merseysiders as to the practicalities of “Klopping together”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, spokespeople for each club revealed that their supporters’ lust for blood was not yet overwhelming but very well could be by the end of this weekend.
They chorused: “And then what do we do? Continue letting them either spunk loads of money or choosing not to spunk loads of money, whichever the case may be?
“Everyone wants a piece of Klopp and we’d both like to give it to them. If that means him working part time in each job, so be it.
“If it would help things along then we’re open to the idea of a merger. After all, both Arsenal and Liverpool have quite anatomical names, so I’m sure we could work something out with regards rebranding.
“Arseliver, perhaps? They’re both parts of the body that are habitually embattled on match day, one forever squeaking on the edge of a seat, the other plied with unholy quantities of stale lager.
“We think it’s a Klopping brilliant idea.”