With manager Jupp Heynckes expected to leave Bayern Munich this summer, speculation is running rampant about who might possibly succeed him (Thomas Tuchel, we learned in the past week, is out of the running, and might end up at Arsenal).
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is definitely not a candidate, but his agent Marc Kosicke said that Bayern would be a good fit for his client. Kosicke said he believes that Klopp will see out his contract at Anfield.
“He is under contract until 2022 and I don’t think his work is finished (at Liverpool FC) yet,” Marc Kosicke told Sport1.
“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.”
Obviously, Klopp had a lot of success in the German Bundesliga before coming to the Premier League. His accomplishments with Borussia Dortmund and Mainz have drawn the interest of Bayern for quite some time, and Kosicke had no problem bringing that up:
“I have to say that Bayern was often an option because Jurgen knows 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.”
Kosicke further elaborated:
“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 isn’t something that is an option at the moment.”
Any time an agent talks to the press, it’s always about an agenda that they have. Here, it seems like Kosicke is trying to establish some kind of leverage and bargaining chip against Liverpool down the line someday…probably.
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