Report Reveals The 2 Reasons Why Liverpool Have ‘No Successor Lined Up’ To Replace Klopp

Liverpool’s owners, FSG, have yet to start the recruitment process to replace manager Jurgen Klopp, according to The Telegraph.

It is believed that, despite knowing about Klopp’s desire to leave Anfield in November, they will take their time to find the German’s replacement.

While some fans assumed that announcing the manager’s departure so early was because the club had already identified the manager they wanted, The Telegraph claim there is “no successor lined up.’

There are said to be two important reasons why FSG won’t be rushed into making an appointment before the end of the season.

1) A new sporting director will be appointed first

Among those who will follow Klopp out of the club is the current sporting director Jorg Schmadtke. The 59-year-old was recruited last summer to help the Reds cope with the departure of Julian Ward.

Schmadtke was reportedly hired on the recommendation of Klopp so his exit from Anfield was to be expected. A replacement is now being targeted and he is set to be brought in before a decision is made on the new manager.

2) Respect for other clubs

The Telegraph also suggest that the candidates that FSG are looking at are “involved in title races” at other teams and they don’t want to sour their relationships with these clubs if they do want to appoint their managers in the future.

There is a feeling that Liverpool will stand a better chance of appointing Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso if they wait until the Bundesliga season is over, but that doesn’t necessarily rule out a deal being reached before then.

For now, it seems as if Reds supporters will have to remain patient as a lengthy interview process is carried out.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.