Jurgen Klopp likely to join Manchester City or Real Madrid

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With the announcement last week that Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has decided to step down from his role at the end of the season, there has been growing speculation as to the fate of the charismatic German coach. 

With the increasing likelihood that a few of high-profile managers will be leaving their posts at the end of the season, whether it be voluntarily or not, a coach of Klopp's pedigree and likeability will certainly been in demand.

So where will he end up? If anywhere immediately? Two possibilities stand out.

Manchester City

With their title defence in tatters, and recent poor run of results, potentially jeopardising their Champion League ambitions, the pressure has been amped up on Manuel Pellegrini in recent months.

As a result, there are growing suggestions that Manchester City will decide to part company with the Chilean at the end of the current campaign. 

Pellegrini has been heavily criticised by many for having a lack of a personality, and whilst being a good coach, struggles to maintain the high performance levels that they demonstrated in their title winning season last time out.

Jurgen Klopp is seen as a man who can motivate his players well and has a likeable personality to both players and media. Maybe he is the perfect replacement for Pellegrini, should he lose his job.

And although Manchester City have moved to distance themselves from this increasing speculation, the possibility still looms large that Klopp could take the reigns for next season.

Real Madrid

With their dip in form a month or so ago, Carlo Ancelotti has also been under pressure in his job, leading Real Madrid any further.

Despite achieving the 'La Decima' success, as well as being in the La Liga title race and still on course to defend their Champions League crown, there is a real possibility that Ancelotti could be moving on at the end of the season, leaving an obvious vacancy to fill.

It would provide a major platform for Klopp to demonstrate his talents, which led Borussia Dortmund to two consecutive Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final appearance in 2013. 

A step-up to the real big leagues, with all due respect to Borussia Dortmund, is a possibility for Klopp with Real Madrid, and with Klopp likely to be an in-demand coach, Real Madrid will be a difficult proposition for the German to turn down.

There is also the possibility that Klopp will decide to take a sabbatical and wait for another option to present itself, but with Real Madrid or Manchester City possibly looming, Klopp may not be able to resist one of these top jobs.

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