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Candidates for the Manchester United job: Jurgen Klopp


Name:
Jurgen Klopp
Age: 46
Nationality: German
Clubs Managed: FSV Mainz  05 / Borussia Dortmund

Pros
Jurgen Klopp is one of most exciting managers in Europe right now and has enjoyed a lot of success as manager of Dortmund. He led Dortmund to back-to-back German titles and he took on the mighty Bayern Munich. For a team to beat Bayern Munich domestically over the past few years takes a lot of doing. Klopp also led Dortmund to German Cup success last season….. by beating Bayern Munich 5-2 in the final! Klopp also has a good record in the Champions League, guiding his Dortmund side to the final last season…. only to lose out to arch rivals Bayern in the final. He also took Dortmund to the quarter-finals this year but the Germans were unable to defeat Real Madrid. This European success is something that United are going to need from their new manager. Klopp also has strong personality and is a real character of a manager, something that was definitely missing from David Moyes. Klopp would have no problem in exchanging words with a certain Jose Mourinho put it that way! Klopp’s relationship with his Dortmund players could also be a huge advantage for United in the summer. Klopp could be the key to United signing top players such as Marco Reus and Mats Hummels.

Cons
Despite his success with Dortmund, Klopp has never managed outside of Germany and therefore lacks Premier League experience. This would be the only risk surrounding his appointment as Manchester United manager. Without disrespecting the Bundesliga, the Premier League is a much harder league to manage. The Premier League is much more competitive than the Bungesliga, with several teams challenging for the top four and title. Anybody can beat anybody in England, whereas in Germany it is either Bayern Munich or Dortmund that prevail. Competitiveness is what makes it so hard to manage in England’s top division…. just ask the 10 managers that have lost their jobs this season.

Conclusion
I think that Klopp would be a great choice as the new Manchester United manager. His success at Dortmund shows that he is a good manager and is one that can take on the more dominant teams in the division. He has the desire to succeed and is a great character on the bench during the matches and in the press conferences afterwards. He will not be afraid to take on the likes of Mourinho and Manchester City. His ability to succeed in the Champions League will also bold well for United upon their return to Europe in 2015 (hopefully). The German is also somebody that you could trust with a £200million transfer kitty and his links with Dortmund could be excellent for United. He has won all you can in Germany and has been the runner-up in the Champions League…. it is time for Klopp to take on the Premier League!

Do you agree with me? Is Klopp the perfect man to take over from David Moyes at Old Trafford? Let me know below!!

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4 comments on “Candidates for the Manchester United job: Jurgen Klopp

  1. jackbaldwin21
    April 22, 2014

    I would agree that he would be the best for the job but I really don’t think he will leave Borrusia.

    • jc12oc
      April 23, 2014

      It will depend on how many more of their top players want to leave in the summer. I can’t help but feel that he has taken Dortmund as far as they can go at this moment in time.

  2. Robbie Foster
    April 23, 2014

    Good post mate, can’t see him leaving though. He seems to have a touch of the Wenger’s in terms of loyalty. But Dortmund are a selling club and I don’t see them scaling the heights again as Bayern are getting stronger all the time. He’s crazy, has the balls to walk in and take it on. Keep up the good work…..

    • jc12oc
      April 23, 2014

      Thanks for the comment mate!

      That is Dortmund’s main problem, not only are they a selling club, but they sell their best players to Bayern Munich. Klopp may become tired of this sooner, rather than later.

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