Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool hope to appoint new boss by Friday
Liverpool hope to appoint Jurgen Klopp to replace
sacked manager Brendan Rodgers by the end of the
The former Borussia Dortmund coach is favourite to take
over from the Northern Irishman, with ex-Chelsea boss
Carlo Ancelotti also a contender.
German Klopp, 48, is understood to be open to the idea of a
Talks with his representatives are progressing well and the
club want a new manager in place to prepare for a visit to
Tottenham on 17 October.
In a statement issued by the League Managers’ Association
on his behalf, Rodgers, 42, said he was “incredibly
disappointed” his three-and-a-half-year tenure at Anfield
“It has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one
of the game’s great clubs,” said the Northern Irishman, who
was sacked after Sunday’s 1-1 Merseyside derby draw at
“I have worked every day to represent the club to the best of
my ability, to develop both individual players and a team
that the club’s magnificent fans can be proud of.
“There have been some very memorable moments during
my time at Liverpool and I would like to thank all of the
players for their hard work and commitment.”
Rodgers, who said he is in no rush to take another job,
added the Reds squad was in transition but was showing a
“strong sense of togetherness”.
Negotiations will now take place over his severance package,
which could cost Liverpool in excess of £5m.