Jurgen Klopp’s recent announcement, confirming his departure from Borussia Dortmund, sent the footballing world into shock.
A poor season by both his and Borussia Dortmund’s standards. Following his decision to leave the club, he has been linked with many clubs across Europe.
Here, we take a look at five possible destinations for Klopp.
Although this one seems unlikely, taking over the World Champions wouldn’t be a tough job for Klopp. Currently sitting second in their European Championship qualifying group, Germany are on course to qualify for the tournament and will be hoping to add to another trophy to their cabinet.
If Joachim Low decides to call time on managing the German national team after the tournament, Jurgen Klopp will be one of the names at the top of the list. However, Klopp has reaffirmed his plan not to take a sabbatical from management.
Another club that Klopp could take over is Arsenal. Currently positioned in 2nd place in the Premier League, Arsenal have a slim chance of winning the title, providing London rivals Chelsea slip up.
Despite their wonderful season, many Arsenal fans have called for long-serving manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club. If Arsenal do decide to get rid of the Frenchman, Klopp could be a name that is strongly linked to the role.
Similarly to Arsenal, Barcelona are another club that could look to Jurgen Klopp, providing they remove their current manager. Luis Enrique was reportedly close to losing his job when Lionel Messi’s future was hotly debated in the media.
However, despite the rumoured animosity, Barcelona are currently leading the pack in La Liga. In recent times, Barcelona have choppedand changed their manager on a number of occasions, could Klopp be the next manager to take over at the Nou Camp?
2. Real Madrid
Another Spanish club rumoured with Klopp is Barcelona’s rivals, Real Madrid. Currently in 2nd place in La Liga, Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with a summer departure from the Spanish capital.
However, after the Italian led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in 2014, the Spanish club may want to keep hold of Ancelotti, rather than pursue the German. However, Ancelotti has been linked with a return to England, could Real Madrid look to Jurgen Klopp to take the helm?
1. Manchester City
With Manchester City seemingly out of the title race, many people have doubted whether Manuel Pellegrini is the manager to create a legacy at the club.
As it stands, Manchester City are set to end the season without a trophy and this wouldn’t please the hierarchy at the club. Managers such as Rafael Benitez and Carlo Ancelotti have been linked with the role at the Etihad Stadium, could Klopp join this list now that he is leaving Dortmund? Only timewill tell. What do you think?
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