Jurgen Klopp Next Job Odds: Could He Become England Manager?

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Jurgen Klopp has announced he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season and the best betting sites are now considering where he will end up next.

Klopp will bring his nine-year tenure to an end in the summer, having communicated his desire to depart to the club’s board in November. 

The German will be sorely missed at Anfield, but Liverpool fans will understand his explanation that he is “running out of energy”.

Former Liverpool defender Phil Babb admits he was surprised by Klopp announcement and like many Reds supporters, is still coming to terms with the news.

"I think surprised is one word I’d use," Babb revealed exclusively to Gambling.com. "Shocked and gutted are other words I would have used. 

"We had the game that weekend, the Norwich game I think it was, and I think that the whole crowd and stadium were just in a sense of mourning. 

"What he’s done in his nine seasons has been spectacular. The team he’s assembled has been world class, and the moments of joy that he’s created. 

"So yeah, very, very sad. It is a sense of disbelief, that’s the main thing. 

"It would be great if he turns around and goes you know what, I love this club, I’ve won four trophies at the end of the season, I think I’ll stay. That would be a fairytale ending for me."

Klopp may therefore take a break from the game when he bids farewell to Merseyside, but we will surely see him back in another dugout at some point. 

Where might that be? Let’s take a look at the latest odds with UK bookmakers

Jurgen Klopp Next Job Odds

Borussia Dortmund12/529.4%
Real Madrid3/125%
Bayern Munich5/116.7%
VfB Stuttgart8/111.1%
Bayer Leverkusen10/19.1%
No New Job Before 202620/14.8%

Has The Time Come For An International Job?

Klopp indicated that he has been burnt out by the high-pressure demands of the job with the Reds. 

The German is a workaholic who puts everything he has into his work, so it is no surprise that he feels the time is right to slow down and leave the club to let the search for the next Liverpool manager begin.

Perhaps international football would be better suited to what Klopp is looking for as he approaches his 60s. 

Germany could need a new manager after Euro 2024, while England boss Gareth Southgate is also set to step down at the end of that tournament.

Klopp may find the international game frustrating given the lack of contact time with players. 

Nevertheless, he is available at Evens to join Germany and 7/4 to manage England next.

Dortmund Return And Madrid Both Possibilities 

Klopp is a manager who thrives when he has a connection with the club he is managing. 

He identifies with Liverpool and their supporters, and he did the same at Borussia Dortmund too. A return to Signal Iduna Park is by no means an impossibility.

BVB are available with football betting sites at 12/5. Edin Terzic’s side are having a mixed season to date and club officials could privately sound Klopp out to see if he would be interested.

Jurgen Klopp Next Job Odds

On the other hand, the German does not seem like an archetypal Real Madrid (3/1) manager, although the lure of the Spanish giants could be too powerful to resist. 

However, Carlo Ancelotti recently penned a new deal at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Nothing will be decided in the very near future. Meantime, behind the scenes, Babb hopes the Anfield board are doing all they can to persuade the 56-year-old to stay on as manager.

"Absolutely (the hierarchy should be doing everything to change Klopp’s mind). I mean, a blank cheque, whatever you want, name your own terms," Babb said. 

"Bring your own people and do what you want, work three days a week – whatever you need to stay, stay. 

"If you want a year off, we’ll keep Pep (Lijnders) and he’ll look after it. People will understand and then come back in a year, whatever it takes - get Jurgen to stay. 

"But he needs to recharge his batteries, and you think of his personality, the energy he’s put into it for a number of a seasons being at the club, there is going to be an element of fatigue and burnout. 

"So for me, let’s celebrate the fact that we’ve still got him and we’re still in cup competitions and have a chance at winning the Premier League. Everyone’s behind him and everyone’s wishing him the best, whatever he does."

Barcelona And Bayern Munich Among Contenders

Xavi Hernandez also announced his intention to step down as Barcelona boss at the end of the season and Klopp, who is listed at 10/3 with betting apps, will no doubt be spoken of as a possible contender to replace him. 

The Liverpool manager knows what it takes to win trophies at the highest level, as he has demonstrated for more than a decade.

But Klopp’s style of play is very different to that which Barcelona typically promote. That could ultimately be a barrier to him taking charge.

Bayern Munich could be good value at 5/1. The Bundesliga champions prefer to appoint German speakers wherever possible, and Klopp is the best coach from his country. 

However, his Dortmund connections could make this one difficult.

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Klopp Could Take Over A Smaller German Club

While Klopp will be admired in the boardrooms of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he tends to gravitate towards clubs that have an underdog streak or us-against-the-world mentality.

That is why Stuttgart (8/1) and Bayer Leverkusen (10/1) are included as potential options.

In truth, it is difficult to see Stuttgart in particular persuading one of the best managers in the world to join them, even if is the city Klopp was born in. 

Leverkusen could have a better chance, particularly if they win the Bundesliga under Xabi Alonso this term, but this still looks like a long shot as things stand.

Jurgen Klopp To Manage An English Club Again Odds

Never Manage An English Club Again1/375%
To Manage Another English Club3/125%

PSG Not A Natural Fit - Would Klopp Rather Sit It Out?

It is difficult to imagine Klopp patrolling the Paris Saint-Germain (14/1) touchline any time soon. For one, the brash big-spenders do not exactly match the 56-year-old’s ideals. 

Secondly, Ligue 1 would not sate his desire for competition week in, week out.

Another option in the market is to tip Klopp to stay out of management until 2026, the year when his Liverpool contract expires. 

It is certainly easy to envisage him taking a break, but the chances are that he returns within two years. That wager is nevertheless available at 20/1 with new betting sites.

Will Klopp ever coach in England again? His love of Liverpool could preclude it - and betting sites rate his chances of never returning to the Premier League at 1/3

The alternative option - another job in England - can be picked up at 3/1.

* Reminder: These are hypothetical odds provided by industry experts.