Great news for Liverpool fans all over the world as the club has decided to appoint Jurgen Klopp as their next manager by the end of this week.
Liverpool had sacked their previous manager Brendan Rodgers last weekend after the Merseyside derby. There were two managers who were in contention to take over at Anfield. The dilemna was between Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp.
According to the Telegraph, Liverpool FC plan to confirm Jürgen Klopp’s appointment as manager by the end of this week after the German coach clarified that he will accept the club’s offer to move to Anfield.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss’ recruitment now looks a formality with negotiations expected to be completed over the next few days. Jurgen Klopp has no problems about working within the existing club structure and it is understood that he will sign a three‑year deal.
It is expected that he will head to Merseyside in the next 48 hours for further negotiations, with an announcement possible as soon as Friday.
It is believed that the German manager has been the Liverpool owners’ dream managerial choice ever since taking over the club in 2010. Klopp, 48, did not hide his eagerness to discuss the managerial role and he has long been seen as FSG’S ideal manager. Liverpool wanted him again when Kenny Dalglish was dismissed in 2012 but were frustrated as Klopp remained loyal to Dortmund.
His availability now is undoubtedly a key reason for the departure of Brendan Rodgers so soon into this campaign. There was a realisation that a manager of Klopp’s calibre would not be on the market for long, with numerous clubs pursuing him.
The appreciation is mutual, with Klopp having made it clear that Liverpool were one of the few clubs that could tempt him to end a year’s sabbatical. This helped to focus minds; Liverpool had to grasp the nettle.
Other than Jurgen Klopp, former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was also in the club’s radar but as Klopp has confirmed his eagerness, Ancelotii will no more come into consideration.