Jurgen Klopp has reportedly turned down the opportunity to become Germany’s next manager which has led to the European FA approaching Julian Nagelsmann for the job.
The German team has endured a stormy spell as they have managed to bag only one win in their last 5 matches.
Even though the matches were friendlies, Germany’s losses laid bare the team’s vulnerabilities. The absence of positive outcomes compelled the European nation to make a difficult choice.
The German FA parted ways with Hansi Flick as the 58-year-old was struggling to put the team together and deliver results.
The German FA approached Jurgen Klopp for the job however he was quick to decline it as he sees managing Liverpool to be his top priority now. Eventually, they appointed Nagelsmann for the job.
The contract offered to Nagelsmann stretches to July 2024 which coincides with the Euro’s Germany will host.
A short-term contract suggests that hiring Nagelsmann isn’t a long-term priority as the German FA sees Jurgen Klopp to be their number one candidate for the role (via Telegraph).
Jurgen Klopp’s plan with Liverpool
In an interview last week Jurgen Klopp shed light on his plans with Liverpool going forward.
“We are currently building Liverpool 2.0 here. We want to really attack again and not just see how long will it last.”
Jurgen Klopp was supportive of the hiring of Nagelsmann, stating that he could handle the pressure that comes with the job, despite only being 36.
Dismissing the idea that Nagelsmann may be too young for the role, Jurgen Klopp stated: “Age? Completely irrelevant! At 28, he has already proven that he is a fantastic coach. He has eight years of experience. Others have that at 45 or 50 – at the highest level.”
“I have a duty of loyalty to Liverpool. My heart is here in Liverpool. You can’t just cut out the eight years.
“I signed a contract here and, as far as I can remember, I was not drugged or tied up and had to sign with my mouth.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City have their sights firmly set on clinching the Premier League title
Liverpool have had an impressive start to their Premier League campaign as they managed to win 4 out of their 5 matches. They will look to continue their winning form in a bid to mount pressure on league leaders Manchester City.
In their quest to grab another 3 points, Liverpool will lock horns with West Ham United at Anfield. This will be a tricky game for Liverpool as the visitors could pose serious problems given the form that they are in.
On the other hand, Manchester City will take on Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium, where they’ll be aiming to secure all three points. To achieve this, they must start the game with precision and focus right from the opening moments.