Contract clause allows Liverpool legend to replace Jurgen Klopp instantly

Juergen Klopp, Liverpool (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Juergen Klopp, Liverpool (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /

Should Liverpool ever find themselves in a position to replace Jurgen Klopp, this contract clause allows a club legend to be effective almost immediately.

Liverpool have had a good start to the season. Although they didn’t get the result they wanted last time, Jurgen Klopp’s men still sit comfortable in fourth. Bearing in mind their objective for this year would’ve been to qualify for the Champions League, it’s going well so far.

Last season, there were calls for Jurgen Klopp to be sacked. Although it was only a small proportion of the fans were in this camp, their voices grew louder, particularly after their abysmal start to the season. Not qualifying for the Champions League isn’t acceptable, but some gave Jurgen Klopp the benefit of the doubt since he came close despite the lack of resources.

With the Germany vacancy filled, it rules Klopp out of contention to manage his country. Not that he’d want to anyway, since his heart seems to be set on Liverpool. Fear not, though. Should the Reds find themselves in a sudden need to replace Jurgen Klopp, the board may have their replacement lined up already.

Liverpool could hire Xabi Alonso to replace Jurgen Klopp if needed

According to a report from BILD (via the Daily Mail), there is a clause in Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso’s current contract. The clause allows him to become the manager of Liverpool, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich and would become effective as soon as next summer.

Xabi Alonso is proving to be a good manager, with many claiming he’s next in line for the Anfield job. As a young manager, he would bring a fresh approach to the game. This isn’t to be overlooked, since it’s worked in Arsenal’s and Brighton’s favour in recent history.

In other news, the Reds are targeting this Wolves sensation.

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