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Jurgen Klopp set to be next Man City manager

Posted on May 02, 2015 by Admin

Is Jurgen Klopp the Manager to Take Us to the Next Level?

There is, understandably, plenty of speculation regarding Manuel Pellegrini’s future at the club at the moment, and many of the blue faithful do think it is time for a change in order to help us fight for the title AND have a good go at the Champions League during the 2015/16 campaign.

A variety of names have been mentioned as the Chilean’s potential successor; the likes of Ancelotti, Simeone and Benitez have been linked in various media outlets. But the bookmakers have a different view, and Jurgen Klopp is 8/11 to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.

Now, the bookies very rarely get it wrong. So is the German the right man for us? And will he lead us to the next level in our progression as a football club?

Fantastic Record

There is no doubting Klopp’s credentials: he led the sleeping giant of Borussia Dortmund to consecutive Bundesliga titles, became the first ‘black and yellow’ manager in history to win the domestic double, and led his side to the Champions League final. He has the pedigree we need.

But it’s not just the pots and pans he has won: it is the style in which he has achieved it. Dortmund pass the ball around neatly and effectively, but they press high and are well organised as a unit.

Arguably, Pellegrini’s lack of tactical nous – or a Plan B – has been our undoing this season. Under Klopp, we can evolve and meet our biggest European adversaries head on.

Hello and Goodbye

As with any new managerial appointment, you’d expect there to be changes in personnel. Sheikh Mansour has never been shy of handing his new gaffer a war chest to spend either, and so here’s hoping that Klopp – should he get the job – takes the opportunity to get rid of some of the dead wood and bring in some fresh new talent.

We all know who the players facing the exit door are, but it’s the new faces that Klopp could bring in that are more exciting. At Dortmund he put together a phenomenal side; and in Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan there is a trio of talent who would make a significant difference to our starting XI.

Hummels would bring the best out of Kompany in the heart of the defence, Gundogan would bring the legs in midfield we so badly need and Reus would provide the probing attacking option down the right flank that Navas has been unable to.

Under Klopp, we could go on to the next level. Because merely winning the league is not enough – it’s about time we made our mark on the Champions League elite.

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