Although Jurgen Klopp stated that his departure from Liverpool was primarily due to a lack of energy, sources indicate the German manager is prepared to return to the managerial fold the following season—but for a different team.
After leaving Liverpool this summer, Jurgen Klopp might be prepared to take on managerial duties again, but he may have a certain team in mind.
After nine years in Merseyside, the 56-year-old is scheduled to depart Anfield at the end of the current campaign. He has guided the Premier League’s biggest teams to numerous domestic accolades, a sixth Champions League, and a league championship during that tenure.
Journalist Gerard Romero claims that although Klopp acknowledged that he is running out of energy and that he needs time away from the sport, the German manager would push pause on his planned leave of absence to return quickly to the dugout for a particular team.
The Spaniard claimed that because Klopp has supposedly spoken with Barcelona president Joan Laporta in the past, he might not be able to pass up the chance to coach the team.
Having only managed three teams in his career, Klopp will undoubtedly wait for the ideal opportunity and team to return to; Barcelona is now a real option with the announcement made by current manager Xavi Hernandez that he will be leaving at the end of the current campaign.
The Barca legend acknowledged, like Klopp, that his energy levels kept declining, and after winning La Liga the previous season, the Spanish powerhouses are eight points behind league leaders Real Madrid.
“In Barcelona, you always feel like you’re not valued, you’re mistreated – that’s how the club works,” remarked the 44-year-old. From a mental health perspective, it’s also difficult. I’m a pretty upbeat person, but eventually, you understand there’s no use in being around when your energy keeps draining.”
Whatever Klopp’s next managerial destination may be, it won’t be in England, as he made a vow to never lead a side in the nation other than Liverpool.
“If you ask me, ‘Will you ever work as a manager again?'” the man stated Right now, I’d say no. However, as I have never been in that circumstance, I certainly have no idea how that will feel.
“What I am certain of is that I will never, ever manage a team in England other than Liverpool.” That isn’t achievable.