Jurgen Klopp has got Liverpool playing some of the best football in the Premier League in the last few seasons, but in worrying developments for the Anfield Faithful, his agent has not only refused to rule out a move to Bayern Munich, but has actually flirted with the the German giants.
It’s been a slow process of development under Klopp at Liverpool, but the £75 million signing of Virgil van Dijk in January has started to fix the one criticism that has always been thrown at Klopp’s side, the inability to defend.
However, just when things are looking up, the German’s agent has claimed that his client has a good relationship with the Bayern Munich hierarchy, and has said that managing the Bavarian club would be ‘a good fit.’
“He is under contract until 2022 and I don’t think his work is finished [at Liverpool] yet,” Marc Kosicke told Sport 1.
“But you have to bear in mind many factors. When you move to England, you cannot underestimate the lack of a winter break. This reduces your lifetime.
“I have to say that Bayern was often an option because Jurgen knows [president] Uli Hoeness very well. But it was never the right time and nothing definite came of it.
“Back then Franz Beckenbauer was president and the pair worked together as TV experts during the 2006 World Cup. They get on well and are still in contact. But Jurgen can definitely end his coaching career without having coached Bayern Munich.
“Coaching one of the big clubs in Europe isn’t something that is unattractive, but everything has to suit. Yes, Bayern are looking for a coach in the summer, but Jurgen has a long contract. At the moment, Jurgen isn’t thinking about coaching another club than the Reds.
“No coach in the world is bigger than any club. Generally, the club is always bigger. Jurgen isn’t too big for Bayern Munich and Bayern Munich isn’t too big for him.
“He definitely could do a very good job there. Bayern and Klopp would be a good fit, but it’s not an issue right now.”
The Reds are just two points behind Manchester United in the race to finish as the best of the rest, and with significantly easier fixtures than their North West rivals.