If a coach as good as Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp had become available say ten years ago – and Newcastle United had been in a similar position as we are in today, the club would definitely have made a move for this brilliant coach who has had difficult year in Germany, and has just resigned from his club, effective July 1st.
Jurgen Klopp – available July 1st
At the press conference today announcing Jurgen’s decision this is what the 48 year-old had to say:
“I have always said that the day I feel that I am no longer the perfect coach for this extraordinary club I will say that.” “That is something I have thought about in every phase here at Dortmund.”
“And I decided in the last few weeks and days, that I was no longer able to be absolutely sure about that.” “And then, because of the unusual relationship I have with this club, the trust we have for each other, it was my duty to tell the club.”
And the successful coach has said in the past that he would like to work in England, and so he may even be headed for a Premier league club:
”It’s the only country where I should work next to Germany, because it’s the only country I know the language a little bit, and I need the language for my work.“
A potential candidate for the Newcastle head coach position – Thomas Tuchel – is now being linked with the Dortmund job.
And Jurgen is immediately being linked with potentially taking over at Manchester City, with Real Madrid being the other possibility – but he would only move to a club either in the Champions League or one making a big effort to be in over the next season or so.
And very unfortunately – that’s not Newcastle United these days, although we are definitively becoming a rich club
Other clubs being loosely linked with the German coach are Tottenham, West Ham and Everton.
However, if Mike Ashley wanted to send a message of hope to the Newcastle United fans – he could do no better than to bring in Jurgen Klopp as the new head coach.
Just think of that for one moment, get those eyes closed and think what it would be like if Jurgen was announced as the new Newcastle head coach – the Toon would be jumping – and that’s an understatement.
Where’s those blood pressure pills!!
But it’s only a very remote possibility these days.
That’s true isn’t it?
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