Liverpool Balls: Klopp, Allardyce, McClaren and Ancelotti the flying pig challenge Rodgers
Football Balls: the intersection of media football fact and fiction spots the Sun’s story that “JURGEN KLOPP has made himself available to be next Liverpool manager”.
Has he? Klopp has left Borussia Dortmund. He’s a free agent. He’s pretty much made himself available to be manager any club.
Ken Lawrence writes:
The German, 47, has scrapped plans to take six months off after his last game as Borussia Dortmund boss in tomorrow’s German Cup final. And he has made it known he would be interested in taking over from Kop boss Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
How did he make that interest known? The only quote the story provides is this:
“I am not tired. I haven’t had any contact with any other clubs but I am not planning a sabbatical.”
Mentions of Liverpool: none.
Lawrence then ends his story by noting:
Carlo Ancelotti is also a possibility for Liverpool after leaving Real Madrid.
Yeah, of course he is. Other managers with Premier League experience looking for work and, therefore by the Sun’s reckoning possible Liverpool head coaches, include: Steve McClaren, Sam Allardyce, Ian Holloway, Malky Mackay, Paul Lampbert, Harry Redknapp, Stuart Pearce, John Gregory, Danny Wilson and Gus Poyet.
Looking at that lot, Liverpool sticking with their current manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t look such a bad option.