According to reports, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is prepared to take a serious risk and work extremely hard to persuade Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, to take on the role of Xavi’s replacement at the Nou Camp the next season.
The German tactician’s statements that he’s exhausted seem to strongly imply that Klopp will be taking a sabbatical from football rather than going on to another position right immediately. Klopp just revealed that he will be leaving his position as Reds manager at the end of the current campaign.
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However, Laporta would be eager to try convincing Klopp to reconsider taking a break and see if he could replace Xavi, who has also recently announced that he will be leaving his current position at the end of this campaign, according to Spanish publication AS, which was cited and translated by Sport Witness.
Given that Klopp is about to be divorced and has an excellent track record at both Liverpool and his former team, Borussia Dortmund, it makes natural that a premier league team like Barcelona would be interested in signing him.
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Although Klopp’s football philosophy would undoubtedly make him a fantastic fit for Barcelona, other well-known candidates will undoubtedly be considered for the position as well.
Mikel Arteta of Arsenal is reportedly another contender, according to Gerard Romero, and Fabrizio Romano has mentioned players like Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi.