Jurgen Klopp will wait to discover if he has a chance of becoming the next manager of Bayern Munich before accepting a job in the Premier League.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who understand that the highly-rated German coach - who led Borussia Dortmund to back-to-back Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League final - is currently keeping his options open.
Pep Guardiola could leave the Allianz Arena at the end of this season, when his contract expires, with the former Barcelona head coach under pressure to win the Champions League in May.
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And if Guardiola does leave Bayern, it’s believed Klopp is interested in replacing the revered Spanish coach.
Such a move, though, would shock Borussia Dortmund and the fans who still idolise him at Signal Iduna Park. BVB, under Klopp’s management, were powerless to prevent several of their big-name stars leaving for Bayern Munich - including Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski - and seeing the popular 48-year-old replace Guardiola at the Allianz Arena would be a dagger to the hearts of Dortmund supporters.
Blow for Liverpool fans?
Klopp is currently taking time out of football, following a hectic seven-year spell with Dortmund, but is expected to return to action by January - if the right job becomes available.
In June, the Daily Mail reported that Klopp was “keen” on a move to the Premier League - and speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool has refused to cease ever since.
This latest news will come as a blow to those Liverpool fans who are rapidly losing patience with their current manager, Brendan Rodgers.
But if Anfield officials decide to axe Rodgers in the forthcoming weeks, there might be enough time to lure Klopp to Merseyside before a decision is made over Guardiola’s future.
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