Jurgen Klopp could be heading to one of these clubs

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It says a lot about the current state of European football that, as soon as one of the few top class managers becomes available, clubs sweep in like vultures desperate to get their claws on the prized asset, even if it means throwing their existing manager to the scrapyard. 

This appears to be the case again following the announcement that Jurgen Klopp has elected to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. News that will be sure to please football chairmen across the continent.

With Diego Simeone recently signing a contract extension to stay with Atletico Madrid, and Pep Guardiola still to really sink his teeth into the Bayern Munich dynasty he seeks to build, Klopp is left as one of very few elite managers available that would entice Europe's elite clubs into making a sudden managerial change.

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Here is a brief review of the possible destinations that he could find himself at next season.

Manchester City

Were Klopp to arrive in the Premier League then Manchester City would seem to be the most likely destination. After winning the Premier League and League Cup double last season, City have failed to replicate that success this time around.

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Instead looking rather forlorn, their lackadaisical style of play has not only seem them exit all cup competitions before even reaching the quarter-final stages, but has also seen them surrender their Premier League title with barely a whimper, to the point that they may even struggle to finish in the Champions League qualification spots.

Hanging onto the job by his fingertips, Manuel Pellegrini's only respite had been that there were very few suitable candidates to alleviate him of his role. However, with this latest development, the Chilean may well struggle to hold on for much longer.

For Klopp, the chance to transform City into a major European force - something that their fans and owners are desperate to be - will be a challenge he could find too hard to resist. The opportunity to be at a club that doesn't have to sell its star player to operate, as was the case at Borussia Dortmund, is also one that is likely to appeal.

VERDICT: Very likely

Real Madrid

Notoriously demanding of their men in charge, Real Madrid have never been shy to bring in new blood at the drop of a hat.

With past successes quickly forgotten the focus has always been on the next trophy, which leaves Carlo Ancelotti working on borrowed time should he not bring silverware to the Bernabeu this season.

As is the way at Real Madrid, every signing has to be of certain marquee calibre and Jurgen Klopp more than fits that bill.

The only real danger of this move failing to materialise lies with the man in waiting for the job himself, Zinedine Zidane. The club legend who currently manages the Real Madrid B side is widely expected to take up the main role should Madrid opt for a Barcelona-esque in-house promotion.

VERDICT: Unlikely


It is no secret that Arsenal are long-time admirers of the German and perhaps if the timing was right then this move would be a near guarantee.

As Klopp's preference for an attractive, attacking style of play aligns closely to the exciting brand of football that Arsenal look to adopt, it would seem a near perfect fit.

Though Arsene Wenger has done much to deserve legendary status at the club, over the years fans' frustration as his transfer policy and inability to compete for major trophies began to tell, with Klopp being touted to get offered the job as far back as last season.

However, appearing to have turned a corner in recent times through the addition of Alexis Sanchez to his squad along with the timely rise of Frances Coquelin to ease Wenger's defensive midfield troubles, it appears that Arsenal won't let leave until the Frenchman decides for himself when his time is up.

VERDICT: No chance (just yet)

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