As Shots & Goals reported yesterday, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp by Liverpool is highly unlikely, to say the least. Since then, Real Madrid have announced the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti and started, what some may suggest to be, a merry-go-round of managers.
With Liverpool’s latest official statement it seems as though, they will be sticking with Brendan Rogers and we believe that this would be the best call for the Reds. Obviously, this limits Jurgen Klopp’s choice further and we believe that, contrary to most British news outlets, Klopp does not see himself managing in the Premier League just yet, if at all. The media in Germany have been in more unison about Dortmund’s departing managing and had been convinced that La Liga is the preferred destination. At this stage, it would be somewhat surprising if the next Real Madrid manager was not Jurgen Klopp.
Having said that, Ancelotti’s future has now become subject to speculation and, as we have also reported earlier today, it seems as though, AC Milan might be in for an intriguing reunion with the man who brought two Champions League titles to the northern Italian giants. With Milan’s recent struggles under Inzaghi, Ancelotti seems to be a sure bet.
Another rather significant departure that was announced yesterday is that of Roberto di Matteo at Schalke. Again, a management position at, what many consider, a big club became available. As far as speculation goes, the club might now look at a more down-to-earth appointment and go for someone like Armin Veh, the former Stuttgart manager who won the league with VfB back in 2007.
As for di Matteo, he might become an interesting prospect for West Ham United, who have recently announced the departure of Sam Allardyce.
In any case, the next few days look to be very interesting and exciting as far as some key positions are concerned. We will watch the space.