Barcelona ‘dream of hiring Jurgen Klopp as their coach, but have little optimism that they can attract him from Liverpool’ with his contract at Anfield until 2024
- Barcelona is running out of patience with coach Ronald Koeman
- Reports in Spain state that it is a question of when, not if, the Dutchman is fired
- The Catalans supposedly dream of hiring Jurgen Klopp but they know it is unrealistic
- Klopp has a contract with Liverpool until 2024 and will then take a one-year break.
Barcelona dream of hiring Jurgen Klopp as their coach, but are not very optimistic about their chances of bringing the Liverpool manager to the Camp Nou, reports say.
The Catalans are currently in bad shape under current coach Ronald Koeman and are currently ninth in LaLiga, with recent reports in Spain suggesting it is a question of when, not whether, the Dutchman is removed from his post.
The potential coaches that Barcelona president Joan Laporta could bring into the next rank, from younger options like Xavi Hernández and Andrea Pirlo, to more seasoned candidates like Roberto Martínez and Erik ten Hag.
Barcelona dream of hiring Jurgen Klopp as their coach, but see it as unrealistic, reports say
Barcelona runs out of patience with Ronald Koeman (above) with the club in ninth place
But according to Spanish media SPORT, Barcelona ideally see Klopp as the ideal person to hold the reins of management in Catalonia, but even the LaLiga giants know that those chances are slim.
Klopp has a contract at Liverpool that runs through 2024, and the German coach revealed his desire to honor that deal, but not extend it, in August 2020.
The 54-year-old wants to take a year-long hiatus from coaching before deciding what he wants to do after 12 months, with the possibility of retiring from the game as an option on the table.
Klopp has already said that he will leave Liverpool in 2024 and could retire after a one-year hiatus.
“ I’m taking a year off and wondering if I miss football, ” Klopp told Sport Buzzer last year when asked about his plans for after 2024. “If I say no, it will be the end of coach Jurgen Klopp. “.
Klopp has revolutionized Liverpool’s fortunes since he took over as manager in 2015, taking them from the middle of the Premier League table to one of the best teams in Europe.
The German led Liverpool to the Champions League title in 2019, having led them to the final of that competition the previous year, and then won the Reds’ first Premier League title in 30 years the following season.
Klopp won the Champions League in 2019, a feat Barcelona have not accomplished in six years
Klopp’s Liverpool are in the mix for the Premier League title again this season and are unbeaten in their first nine top flight games so far this season, but are within a point behind leaders Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have not won the Champions League title, not even reached the final of the competition, in six years, a feat Klopp has accomplished three times in the last eight years.
The Catalans have also had two seasons without a title and lost their captain and talisman, Lionel Messi, in a free signing to PSG due to financial problems at the club.