Jurgen Klopp is one of the finest managers of this generation. The Liverpool coach who has been in charge of Liverpool since 2015, earning the club's first Premier League trophy in 2020 and a sixth Champions League title in 2019, made the shocking news after his side defeated Fulham in the Carabao Cup semi-final. He took over for Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and swiftly implemented his Gegenpress, or 'heavy metal football' style of play.
The 56-year-old was there for nine years at Liverpool which is the longest he has ever spent in charge of a football club following seven years at Mainz and Dortmund respectively. Liverpool are on track to win their second league title this season and are presently in first place, five points clear of Manchester City. The Reds are also in contention to win the Carabao Cup this season, having advanced to the final with a semi-final victory over Fulham the previous season.
With him leaving the Reds it is always a shocking exit for the fans with the record he had during his stint at the club. In the article we will be looking in the clubs he might go for in the upcoming 2024/25 season.
Here are the top 5 clubs that might target Jurgen Klopp as their next manager
5. FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are one of the finest clubs in Europe. The club has been going through a financial crisis over the years and that has led to the sale them many star players from the club, especially Lionel Messi. The club has not won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) since 2015 and they have been struggling with form this season Xavi's managerial career has come under question after the poor show, as they are currently third in the table and out of all the local cup tournaments. They might be the club who will keep a watch on Klopp's movement after his release from Liverpool.
Chelsea has been one of the finest English football clubs of all time. The Blues have not won the Premier League since 2015/16 and currently going with poor form under Mauricio Pochettino the Argentine head coach has not been able to manage the club as he did with Tottenham Hotspur, though they have made good signings but has failed to win games. They are in the Carabao Cup final but might lose against Liverpool with the form they are in.
3. Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are one of the most strongest teams on paper in European club football. The French champions have not performed as per expectations in the UCL and have been trolled by the fans for not winning the most prestigious trophy of the club football level ever in their history. Luis Enrique has been named as the coach of the side for the ongoing season but the club has a history of sacking managers if they are not been able to win the UCL and this might be the scenario this season as well.
2. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund is another club that might want to get back their glory days. Klopp was there with the German giants for seven years and has had some of the glory days for the club letting them reach the UCL final where they lost against their arch-rivals Bayern Munich under him one of the greatest strikers of the generation Robert Lewandowski was made his name scoring 4 against Real Madrid.
1. Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have been the German champions for the past 10 seasons. They have outplayed every single opponent in their local league and the European competition as well. The defending Bundesliga champions are currently struggling with form under Thomas Tuchel, as they are four points behind the group leader Bayer Leverkusen and might lose the title for the very first time as well. Klopp might join the arch-rival club in case they fire Tuchel next season.