Talks between Liverpool FC and prospective new boss Jürgen Klopp are said to be progressing well…
The common consensus within the media appears to be that former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp is nailed-on to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked on Sunday.
The 47-year-old has always been viewed as Liverpool’s preferred candidate and, according to The Telegraph amongst many trusted others, he could now be installed in the Anfield hotseat by the end of the week.
Should the appointment be made, it will seemingly be a case of third time lucky for Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group who reportedly attempted to appoint Klopp when they purchased the club in 2010 and again after dismissing Kenny Dalglish in 2012.
Sky Sports expect the German to bring with him his own backroom team comprising of trusted lieutenants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz.
In the meantime, Rodgers’ former assistant Sean O’Driscoll and first team coach Gary McAllister continue to take training despite obvious concerns over their own futures.
The pair, who along with Rodgers are likely to be in discussions with the club over compensation, only arrived earlier this summer but are set to be replaced by Buvac and Krawietz respectively.
The Telegraph‘s report claims that the Academy structure, headed by Alex Inglethorpe, will remain unaltered however.
Klopp will pen a three-year deal.
It’s great to see things progressing quickly. Klopp and his staff will clearly benefit from a full week of familiarising themselves with the club and it’s inner workings before taking charge of their first match (away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 17 October). Although I preferred Carlo Ancelotti, the more I read about Klopp the more excited I become! On paper he appears to be a perfect fit and there is no doubt the vast majority of supporters approve of the choice.
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