Jurgen Klopp is widely regarded as one of the most progressive, passionate, and influential managers in modern soccer. Now that he’s on the verge of freeing himself from his Borussia Dortmund contract, he is reportedly being eyed up by several Premier League clubs to be their next manager.
The German coach has had seven extremely successful seasons with Borussia Dortmund, which has seen him lead the club to a European Cup final, two Bundesliga titles, and the German cup. But after a relatively poor campaign in 2014/2015, Klopp has decided to part ways with the side, and he looks to freshen up both his career and Dortmund as a club.
It was originally thought that he would go on a sabbatical of around six months before he pursued a new job. However, the decline at Liverpool, which has resulted in manager Brendan Rodgers being linked with the sack, has seen Klopp heavily linked to the northwest club. It turns out that the German would be interested in taking the position if it became available, and he’d even be willing to do so immediately.
According to the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp has been telling close friends that he is willing to take over at Liverpool if Rodgers is sacked. Rodgers is set to have a meeting with the powers that be over at Liverpool next month, where it will be decided if he deserves another season in charge. Klopp’s declaration is now set to loom large over this meeting.
But it turns out there could be a few other clubs who are interested in acquiring Klopp’s services after he has managed Dortmund’s last game, the German Cup final on Saturday.
Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini has led the club to a pitiful title defense just a year after claiming the Premier League title, while their woeful European form under the Chilean will also be a cause of concern for the billionaire owners of the Etihad who have injected a huge amount of money into the club.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are currently without a manager after sacking Carlo Ancelotti earlier this week following their Champions League semi-final exit to Juventus and their failure to truly challenge for even La Liga or Copa Del Rey honors. But while the allure of the Bernabeu is often too strong to turn down, Klopp will be fully aware that he won’t be given the opportunity to build a genuine team at the Spanish giants because the club will expect immediate success.
Arsenal could also be a destination for the German. Yes, Arsene Wenger is still manager at the Emirates Stadium. But the fact that the Frenchman hasn’t led the club to a Premier League title in over a decade irks many of the club’s supporters who see Klopp’s aggressive and attractive brand of soccer as the perfect replacement for Wenger’s style. It would still be a huge call for Arsenal to sack such a renowned and popular figure though, even if Klopp seems like the perfect fit.
At the moment though, Liverpool seem to be the likely destination for Klopp, especially since rumors have previously stated that he likes the size of the club, the passion of the fans, and he would relish being the man responsible for returning the club to their former glories.
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