David Moyes has been lined up for the Manchester United job for the best part of a decade, but over ten years, things change.
Things such as the sudden superiority of Deutschland over the tika-taka that has flowed through the Beautiful Game for years now. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have decided that they're bored of seeing other teams hog the limelight, so they've decided to have a go themselves.
And it is with Borussia Dortmund that I will stay. Jürgen Klopp has overseen BVB's year of glory, but he has not just hopped on the bandwagon at the very end. Since 2008, he has moulded the club through its youth academy, producing many massively talented players along the way such as Mario Götze, Kevin Großkreutz and Marco Reus.
Moulding a club through its youth academy. That sounds a bit familiar. How about I rewrite that last paragraph with some different names?
Sir Alex Ferguson has overseen Manchester United's year(s) of glory, but he has not just hopped on the bandwagon at the very end. Since 1986, he has moulded the club through its youth academy, producing many massively talented players along the way such as David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
It's as if Klopp was Ferguson's German equivalent, minus the knighthood. If the two are cut from such similar pieces of cloth, then surely someone can put two and two together, and realise that Jürgen Klopp is the perfect fit for Manchester United.
Anyone watching the Champions League this season would not deny that Dortmund have played a very attractive brand of football, that would be very much appreciated worldwide, making Ferguson's job as ambassador much easier. And with a manager that's not afraid to give his youth team a go, just like Ferguson, lots more exciting players could be found.
I will not begrudge David Moyes his chance at managing Manchester United. He has earned it after putting together a club with woefully inadequate resources and placing it firmly above the mega-millions Merseyside mammoths residing nearby. Should, however, his reign be cut short, then Jürgen Klopp has not promised himself to Borussia Dortmund beyond next season.
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