Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer believes Liverpool and Manchester City managerial target Jurgen Klopp may succeed Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, Mirror reports.
The 47-year-old is currently in charge of Borussia Dortmund, but has already revealed his decision to depart the Westfalenstadion at the end of the season.
His revelation alerted a host of top European sides to his availability, while the Reds, along with City, are both being linked with the German boss.
With Brendan Rodgers failing to repeat his team’s form from last year, and Manuel Pellegrini once again seeing his side fail to qualify into the latter stages of the Champions League, the two sides see Klopp as an ideal candidate to take them to the next level.
However, should he decide to take the job with the Bundesliga champions, current boss Pep Guardiola, who is also being targeted by City, could instead make a move to the Premier League.
Beckenbauer admitted that he previously talked about how Klopp could be the perfect candidate to eventually take over from the former Barcelona chief.
“When I was president, we often talked about Klopp and believe he would fit very well at Bayern,” he said.