Double Bundesliga winning manager Jurgen Klopp wants to end his planned sabbatical and land a job in England, Sky Sports sources claim.
BREAKING: Sky sources: Jurgen Klopp interested in working in @premierleague and would cut short sabbatical for the right job. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 24, 2015
Klopp ended his tenure with Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season, and along with Carlo Ancelotti, is probably Europe’s highest profile out of work manager.
Sky announced the news with excitement today, and with Brendan Rodgers the favourite in the Premier League sack race, calls for the German to replace him at Anfield have grown louder.
Due to Liverpool’s miserable form, most Reds have turned against Brendan Rodgers and see the likeable Klopp as a viable alternative. Despite this, Liverpool-based journalists are claiming in no uncertain terms that Klopp isn’t a target.
Tony Evans, formerly of the Times, and Graham Beecroft of talkSPORT both reckon that if Rodgers does lose his job – it won’t be Klopp replacing him. “One thing I can tell you is that Jurgen Klopp will not be the next Liverpool manager,” the latter told a morning radio show, while Evans tweeted his reservations.
Be very surprised if Klopp ends up at Anfield. — Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) September 24, 2015
Simon Hughes of the Independent also claimed that FSG have been warned off Klopp, although for us – there seems no reason as to why he’d not be suitable – other than Carlo Ancelotti openly wanting the job.
And even then, some would prefer the bespectacled German.