If Klopp leaves, this is who Liverpool’s new manager will be.
If Jürgen Klopp, the manager of Premier League stalwart Liverpool, leaves the club, Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso is being touted as a possible replacement.
Klopp’s future is in doubt. Despite saying he’s not interested, Klopp has been touted as a possible replacement for the German national team. Germany have just sacked Hansi Flick and are looking for a new coach nine months before Euro 2024 kicks off. The tournament is being hosted by Germany, so they’ll be looking for a big name. The plan is to bring in a big name. Currently, Germany has an eight-man shortlist, but none of them are as big as Klopp in terms of name recognition or ability.
The Mirror reports that Liverpool have been planning for a successor in the event of Klopp’s departure and are considering Alonso, a “legendary” midfielder, as a potential candidate.
The Reds initially considered Steven Gerrard, a more recognizable ‘legend’, to lead their future team, but his ‘busted’ career at Aston Villa and recent decision to move to Saudi Arabia have reportedly pushed him down the pecking order.
Alonso is also on the shortlist for the German national team, with the outlet claiming that he has a ‘secret contract’ clause inserted into his contract that allows him to leave Leverkusen at any time should the right opportunity arise.
Klopp has also put in place safeguards to make it easier for him to return to his native Germany if he feels the time is right.
Alonso spent six years at Liverpool between 2009 and 2014, making 210 appearances for the Reds in his prime. He won four trophies with the club, including the Champions League and FA Cup.바카라사이트
After retiring, he began his coaching career by managing Real Sociedad’s reserve team before taking his first first-team role at Leverkusen last October.
He guided the relegation-threatened side to sixth place in the Bundesliga last season, earning them a Europa League berth, and has been unbeaten since the start of this season, scoring 11 goals in three games.